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.
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
Icebreaker Cruise 2h
Departure 10:00 Swedish time
Children 4-12 years old are at 15 % discount. Children under 4 years are free of charge.
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
Yes, you can make your way with your own car and park free of charge at the port of departure.
There is no age limit for participating in cruise, children of all ages are welcome on board!
No, hot meals are not served, but snacks and beverages are available at the bar.
No, double layer floating suite keep you insulated form cold water. You put on suite over your normal indoor clothes.
Floatation suits are available at size 125 cm, children at age from 7 years old can swim.
No, swimming is voluntary.
Yes, it is absolutely safe. Even a car can drive on ice over 20 cm thick.
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