POLAR EXPLORER cruise in lapland

Ultimate icebreaker experience

Don't compromise - get the best

Icebreaker cruise and swimming in icy Arctic sea is only a beginning of your adventure.
Find out what else you get with the cruise.
Icy water swimming
Enjoy effortless floating in dry survival suit in the middle of the Arctic Sea
Walking on ice
Walk safely on sea ice, take impressive photos of yourself in front of the ship at sea
Children can swim
Children 125 cm tall and over can join swimming activity with their parents
Photographer on board
Have a souvenir photo of your icebreaker experience made by professional photographer
Services on board
Complimentary hot drink, buy snacks in cafeteria, purchase memorable souvenirs from icebreaker shop
Multilingual guides
Assistance on board by multilingual guides

Audio guide app

Learn about icebreaker in your own language via free mobile app, available on 16 languages

Local experienced crew

Meet captain and other crew members on the bridge

Icebreaker movie

Learn about icebreakers all over the world and about history of icebreaking by watching 11 min film in icebreaker cinema on board

about us

Join us for a once in a lifetime experience

Polar Explorer tourist Icebreaker offers 3 hours cruise in the frozen water of Bothnian sea in Lapland. During 3 hours you will be a witness of a massive ice breaking power of the vessel, have a guided tour all the way down to the engine rooms and all way up to Captain’s bridge. Tour is available on 16 languages via audio guide application and includes 11 min movie in icebreaker cinema about icebreakers all over the world. You can relax in the cozy saloon, enjoying warm juice or go for walk on the frozen sea ice during the stop. The icebreaker makes a pool free of ice and every visitor can take a swim in the dark icy water in flotation survival suit. The captain will present Cruise & Swim Certificate to everyone as a memorable gift.

Holly L, USA
Holly L, USA
Dark horse highlight of our trip
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I thought this would be a cool thing to check off our bucket list on this trip, but I had no idea how thoroughly we would enjoy this! Everything was well organized and easy. This was such a fun excursion and I'll highly recommend it to anyone taking a trip to the area! Well done Polar Explorer Icebreaker!!
Raziel, ISRAEL
Raziel, ISRAEL
A fascinating experience
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I wanted to order a ticket for the sampo ice-breaking , the price was 480 euros per person. Then, I started searching the Internet and found the Polar Explorer Icebreaker The price was surprising 220 euros per person. The distance traveling with a car is an hour and a half from Rovaniemi. It is important to note that Polar Explorer Icebreaker is located in Sweden. But there is no problem of border crossing.
Kalpesh A, INDIA
Kalpesh A, INDIA
Outstanding
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What an experience. Breaking ice of the Baltic sea and then swimming in it and walking on the ice is amazing.
Lazaro T, USA
Lazaro T, USA
Super awsome experience
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Loved the ice breaking tour. All of the crew were great. Awsome experience jumping into the ice cold water. Its a must do.
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SHIP DETAILS

  • Built: 1976, fully rebuilt in 1991
  • Number of passengers: 199
  • Length: 78 m
  • Width: 14 m
  • Draught: 5.22 m
  • Gross weight: gross 1976 mt, net 593 mt
  • Engine: 2 X MAK 8M551AK, 9460 hp
  • Class: 1A
 
Polar explorer icebreaker cruise

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Morning cruise 10:00-13:00 Finnish time / 09:00-12:00 Swedish time
Afternoon cruise 14:00-17:00 Finnish time / 13:00-16:00 Swedish time
Morning and Afternoon cruises are available
BEST / VALUE rates are available
Fully booked
No cruise

PRICE

Price includes: 3 h icebreaker cruise, swimming in survival suites, walking on sea ice (weather permit), “7 decks” audio guide app on 16 languages, film in icebreaker cinema, hot drink on board, Cruise&Swim certificate, friendly multilingual guides and crew on board, great memories.

BEST

199
  • Full payment at the moment of reservation
  • No-changes allowed
  • No refund if cancelled at any time
  • Only 20 places at BEST rate per cruise, available until sold out

VALUE

235
  • Full payment at the moment of reservation
  • Date and time can be changed
  • No refund if cancelled at any time
  • Only 30 places at VALUE rate per cruise, available until sold out

FLEXIBLE

255
  • 20% deposit at the moment of reservation, final payment 30 days before the cruise
  • Date and time can be changed
  • 20% are charged if cancelled more than 30 days before the cruise. If cancelled 30 days or less, full payment is charged
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Reach icebreaker by shuttle bus

Icebreaker shuttle bus

Coming from Rovaniemi, Kemi or Tornio? Enhance your adventure and have day tour to Sweden. Icebreaker shuttle bus from Finland will have a stop in Swedish fisherman village for lunch. Check bus itinerary and calculate your price.

Map

How to get

By own transportation

Address: 

Axelsviksvägen 291 C

95295 Båtskärsnäs, Sweden 

Free parking is available at cruise terminal. No reservation is needed.                                              

There is no national border control between Finland and Sweden. Non-stop driving.

By icebreaker shuttle bus

Pick up locations

In Finland: Rovaniemi, Kemi,Tornio

In Sweden: Luleå, Haparanda 

You will be able to choose any pick up and any drop off location suitable for your travel plans during the reservation process. Icebreaker buffet lunch is always included into the package with shuttle bus round trip transportation. 

Distances

From Finland

Rovaniemi: 168 km (2 h 15 min drive)

Kemi:            73 km (1 h drive)

Tornio:          45 km (35 min drive)

From Sweden

Luleå:          100 km (1 h 15 min drive)

Haparanda: 45 km (35 min drive)

Kalix:              23 km (20 min drive)

CONTACT US

+358 207 437 100

PL10, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland

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