Kemi Snow Castle & Icebreaker Sampo
Kemi Snow Castle & Icebreaker Sampo– Finland –5 days / 4 nights, Kemi - Snowmobile Safari - Sampo Icebreaker Cruise - Husky Safari - LumiLinna SnowCastle - SnowHotelKemi SnowCastle and Icebreaker Sampo, an action-packed winter adventure in Kemi, Finnish Lapland, home of the world's largest snow castle. Experience the joys of winter; drive your snowmobile to Sampo icebreaker for a cruise in the Gulf of Bothnia, culminating with a Swim in the Arctic Sea! Visit the magical SnowCastle, filled with a fairytale atmosphere and enjoy a memorable night at the SnowHotel.
|Operation||January 23 - April 9, 2017|
|Departure||Wednesday - Sunday
January 23 - April 9, 2017
|Price||from $1,955 per person in double room|
|Included||Transfers Airport/Railway station/Hotel, r.t.
Transfers during the programs
2 nights Hotel Cumulus or Merihovi, with private facilities
Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
4 x dinners
Snowmobile safari to Sampo Icebreaker, 2 persons per snowmobile, approx. 7 hrs
Icebreaker cruise: guiding, swimming/floating in survival suits
Safari equipment: socks, boots, overall, balaclava and mitten
3-course meal on Sampo cruise
Visit to a Husky farm and Husky Safari
Lunch in the city centre
1 x 3-course dinner at SnowRestaurant
Guided tour at the SnowCastle
1 x night in the SnowHotel
1 night overnight SnowHotel, in double room or Olokolo-nest
Breakfast at the SnowCastle
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Domestic flights Helsinki - Kemi - Helsinki
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum of 2 participants required for the tour.
This is a non-escorted tour to Lapland.
Excursions are guided.
Early booking is recommended. Subject to availability!
|Tour Options||Additional nights Kemi and/or Helsinki available
Snowmobile safari by night (20:00-22:00), 2 hours, max 30km
Wilderness adventure safar (11:00 – 17:00), 6 hours, max 100km
Snowshoeing in the wild nature (15:00 - 17:00), 2 hours
Ice fishing adventure by snowmobile (14:30 - 16:00), 1.5hours, max 20km
Day trip to Rovaniemi, Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle, 7 hours
Day trip to the Wildlife Park RANUA ZOO, 7 hours
Airfare Helsinki-Kemi-Helsinki, please request
Silja Line Cruise, Helsinki - Stockholm
Tallink cruise, Helsinki - Tallinn
St. PeterLine cruise, Helsinki-St. Petersburg-Helsinki, visa free
|More Information||Sampo & Snowcastle information|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL KEMI Wednesday
Individual arrival in Kemi. Transfer by taxi from airport, railway station or bus station to Hotel Cumulus or Hotel Merihovi, situated in the heart of Kemi. Check in at your hotel. Overnight in double room with breakfast.
Snowshoeing in the wild Nature (15.00 – 17.00)
Have you ever tried walking on the sinking snow? Snowshoes are a nature-friendly way to move around in the beautiful winter forest without any trails required. Your guide will give you basic information about Finnish forests and its animals. During the safari you will enjoy snacks (coffee, tea, sandwich, biscuits).
Duration approx. 2,5 hours
Snowmobile safari by night at 20:00 - 22:00
We experience the Arctic night by driving through the snow-covered forest and on the frozen sea. With a little luck, we have a bright sky - the moon and the stars, maybe even the Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights - showing us the way. Sip warm beverages by the campfire and learn more about the northern lights and Lapland.
Duration: 2 hours, max 30km
Day 2 SNOWMOBILE SAFARI - ICEBREAKER CRUISE (B, L, D) Thursday
After the breakfast full day Arctic adventure to experience! A short ride in a reindeer sledge, Snowmobile safari and the cruise with the Icebreaker. Blue Moment Cruise includes a guided tour, 3-course meal and the exciting experience swimming amongst the ice, dressed in survival suits!
Once on board the Icebreaker, customers will have a presentation of the ship and a guided tour will take them to the massive engine room and the bridge. A delicious lunch is served in the ship's cozy Sampo Arctic Restaurant. Before returning to the port, ship will make a one hour stop to enable customers to take a swim in the sea, comfortably dressed in a warm survival suit. Before or after the cruise the safari to a Lapp teepee continues by snowmobiles. After coffee pause and a short drive in reindeer sledge your safari continues back to your hotel, where you will be appr. 17:00. Dinner and the overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 HUSKY SAFARI- SNOW CASTLE (B, L, D) Friday
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the Husky farm and a Husky Safari. Lunch in the city centre.
A guided tour in the SnowCastle and the Olokolo -drive. 3-course dinner in the SnowRestaurant and a once in the lifetime experience - overnight in the SnowHotel or in a warm Olokolo-nest.
Guided tour at the SnowCastle
You will have a memorable visit in SnowCastle with our guide. Hear about SnowCastle's history, interesting technical information and details behind the incredible work of art - Kemi SnowCastle. Hot juice are included.
3-course dinner will be served in the SnowRestaurant.
Please wear warm winter clothes, hat and gloves necessary.
21:00 Overnight in SnowHotel or Olokolo
The atmosphere within the SnowHotel rooms is rather unique with its arctic austerity, with its snowy white walls, with the temperature of about -5 degrees. First when going to sleep each guest will be given a warm sleeping-bag (with a fleece bag) designed especially for arctic conditions. The bed is covered with a lambskin for extra warmth. Recommended clothing during the overnight: ski cap or hat, socks, long underwear. Toilets are situated in the CastleLounge nearby.
Our new accommodation for 1-2 persons, Olokolo -nests are located in the SnowCastle area. Every Olokolo is equipped with warm sleeping bags and soft lamb skins. In Olokolo there is a roof with a view to the sky - if you are lucky, you might even see the Northern Lights during the night. All services of the SnowHotel are available; the price includes entrance fee to the SnowCastle, accommodation in Olokolo, breakfast and morning sauna & swimming.
Day 4 KEMI - OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (B, D) Saturday
Breakfast is served in the SnowCastle's warm and cozy Castle Lounge.
From 8:00 Morning shower and swim in public swimming hall, situated just nearby SnowCastle.
Spend the day in Kemi or choose a suitable tour package from below. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in the city centre.
Day 5 DEPARTURE KEMI (B) Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel and departure from Kemi. Transfer to airport. End of services.