Icebreaker cruise in Swedish Lapland

Arctic Explorer icebreaker



Arctic Explorer is keeping daily routine from December to March making route for ships through the frozen sea in Piteå.  Join to Icebreaker daily work for 2 h and feel as part of the crew. Learn about work in Arctic ships and participate in daily work of sailors.

During the 2 h cruise you will be shown all the way down to the engine rooms and all way up to Captain’s bridge. You can relax the cozy saloon, enjoying warm juice, or go for walk on the frozen sea. The icebreaker makes a pool free of ice and every visitor can take a swim in the dark icy water, in floatation survival suit. The captain will present Cruise and Swim Certificates to everyone as a memorable gift.

Boutique Icebreaker

Charter private cruises

Cozy atmosphere on board

"Ice breaking” MICE facilities

Private experience

Swimming in floatation suits

Children from 7 years old can swim


Arctic Explorer Facts

Built: 1962, rebuilt in 2004

Number of passengers: 80

Length: 38 m

Width: 10 m

Draught: 5.0 m

Gross weight: gross ton 332

Engine: 1 X NOHAB POLAR 6 Cylinder

Ice class: 1A

Arctic explorer


150 €

Icebreaker Cruise 2h

Departure 10:00 Swedish time

Price includes:

  • Icebreaker cruise 2h
  • Hot drink on board
  • Swimming in survival suit
  • Cruise and Swim certificate

Children 4-12 years old are at 15 % discount. Children under 4 years are free of charge.


The Arctic Explorer’s departure terminal is located in southern Swedish Lapland in Piteå. It is easy to reach from any place in Swedish Lapland



from Finland                  from Sweden
Kemi 220 km                    Kalix 130 km
Rovaniemi 316 km          Luleå 73 km
Tornio 194 km                 Umeå 226 km

You can make your way to departure port in Piteå in your own car or bus and park it in the port free of charge during the cruise


Shuttle pick up time from Luleå hotels:

08:45 from hotel Savoy
08:50 hotel Clarion Sense
08:55 hotel Elite

Return to Luleå after the cruise is at 13:00

Frequently asked questions

Can I make my way to the cruise in own car?

Yes, you can make your way with your own car and park free of charge at the port of departure.

Is the cruise suitable for small children?

There is no age limit for participating in cruise, children of all ages are welcome on board!

Can I have lunch on board?

No, hot meals are not served, but snacks and beverages are available at the bar.

Is it cold to swim?

No, double layer floating suite keep you insulated form cold water. You put on suite over your normal indoor clothes.

Can children also swim?

Floatation suits are available at size 125 cm, children at age from 7 years old can swim.

Do I have to swim if I don’t want to?

No, swimming is voluntary.

Is it safe to walk on the ice?

Yes, it is absolutely safe. Even a car can drive on ice over 20 cm thick.

If you have any questions or reservations, please fill out the form and we will get back to you


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