The Icebreaker cruise has become a “must do” activity in recent years, and an important part of the tour to Lapland for thousands of visitors. The Polar Explorer Icebreaker is cruising the Northern part of the Bothnian Sea, not far from the border of Finland and Sweden. ROVANIEMI – 168 km from Icebreaker (2 […]
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Rovaniemi is a capital of Lapland province, Finland, most famous as the alleged home of Santa Claus. While the city was almost completely destroyed during World War II, it has since been fully modernized. A road trip to Lapland can be an excellent decision and Rovaniemi is a focal point for tourists. The following is […]
Introduction Welcome aboard! We are pleased to host you on the Polar Explorer icebreaker cruise and invite you to explore the 7 decks of this unique ship tour that will take you all the way down to the machine room and up to the captain’s bridge. During this tour you will discover and experience how […]
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Ever since its founding in 1453, the quaint and picturesque city of Rovaniemi has been growing, expanding, and staking its claim in the nation’s budding tourism sector; however, it’s important to note the city’s humble beginnings before investigating the present-day landscape.
An Icebreaker, as the name suggests, is a ship specifically designed to travel through ice-covered water, breaking the ice along the way and clearing a safe path for itself and other ships.
An Icebreaker ship is designed to enable people to sail through ice-covered waters, by breaking the ice blocks and creating a clear passage through the Arctic seas.
Given their specific purpose of travelling through ice-covered waters, icebreaker ships are mostly used in the coldest areas of the globe, which include Antarctica and the Arctic Ocean.