Iceland: At one with nature in a winter wonderland

The small coastal city of Kemi in Finnish Lapland offers unique snow and ice experiences all-year-round

By Experience 365
Published 8 Apr 2019, 23:39 BST
Seaside Glass Villas
Seaside Glass Villas

Icebreaker Sampo
Icebreaker Sampo cruises over the frozen sea, taking a stop in the middle of a seemingly never-ending field of ice. Visitors get to walk on the ice and swim in a hole broken by the icebreaker. A guided tour on this moving museum is the perfect way to learn about the history of Arctic seafaring. The on-board restaurant serves an exquisite assortment of Sea Lapland cuisine.

Seaside Glass Villas
These intimate villas astonish even the most experienced traveller. An amazing sea view unfolds beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows. Large skylights over the beds are great for observing the starlit sky and the Northern Lights. The 24/7 light of the midsummer sun illuminates the summer nights.

The winter never ends in Kemi. A restaurant built completely out of snow and ice is open every day of the year. Guests get to enjoy Arctic delicacies on tables made from blocks of ice lifted from the frozen sea. Elaborate relief carvings fashioned by experienced snow artists adorn the walls of the restaurant.

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