Authentic icebreker day cruise
Experience life aboard a real icebreaker Viscaria is an icebreaking tugboat that can break 1 metre of congelation ice at a speed of 2 knots. She is in active service, assisting ships in Luleå’s harbour 365 days a year. Three crewmen live and work on board. You get to participate in their everyday activities, from starting up the engines to casting off from the quay to carry out the missions of the day. You will get a glimpse of operations at Luleå Harbour and if you are in luck, you might get to participate in assisting a ship.
During the three hour tour you will be served a light meal, with hors d’oeuvres and delicacies from the Swedish Lapland kitchen, as well as an “icebreaker” sandwich. With this, you will
be served hot beverages and a glass of sparkling sea-buckthorn cordial. Everything is included in the price.
During the tour, you can go out on deck to really feel the force of the ship as it pushes through the ice. Participants will also be given the opportunity to go out and walk on the ice, take pictures and swim amongst the floes of ice in the Gulf of Bothnia, wearing a survival suit.
This is an exclusive tour, limited to just 12 participants. An English-speaking guide will be with you throughout the entire journey.
All tours depart from Strömören in Luleå Harbour, only 10 minutes from the city centre or 20 minutes from Luleå Airport.
Duration and conditions: 3 hours cruise
Number of persons: Maximum 12 persons.Please note, the tour will only be given if a total of at least 6 people are booked.
Dates: Fridays from January 20 to March 23 10:30 AM–1:30 PM. Other times and dates available on request.Private booking of the entire icebreaker also available on request.
Clothing/Equipment: You need winter clothes and warm shoes
Language: Swedish and English, German available on request.
Skill level required: None. Instructions will be given on location.
Meals and drinks: Light meal, deli hors d’oeuvres are included.
Children’s option: Children 8–12 years old are given a 15 % discount. Tour is not recommended for children under 8 years.
Departures: All tours depart from Strömören in Luleå Harbour, only 10 minutes from the city centre or 20 minutes from Luleå Airport.
Customers participate at their own risk and we strongly recommend that they have their own travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. Not suitable for disabled participants, due to narrow spaces with many stairs and uneven surfaces.
Adult: 4,200 SEK.
Children: 8–12 years old are given a 15 % discount.
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Terms & conditions
Cancellation rule Free cancellation up to 2-week prior departure. If cancellation occurs 0 – 14 days before the day of the arrangement, a fee corresponding to 100% of the booking value will be charged.
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