Finland - Kemi
After serving 30 years as an icebreaker, the Sampo is one of the world's few tourist icebreakers. It operates on the northern Gulf of Bothnia out of the port of Kemi in southern Finnish Lapland, ca 2.5 hours drive from Rovaniemi. On board the Sampo, visitors can learn about ice breaking technique and experience it for themselves. It is even possible to take a dip into the sea in a waterproof thermal suit among broken ice blocks! The Sampo sails from the middle of December to the end of April.