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Helsinki: Floating Experience in a Survival Suit

4.8 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Redrib Experience Oy Ltd
Other experience

Helsinki: Floating Experience in a Survival Suit

Activity provider: Redrib Experience Oy Ltd

From US$ 135.56 per person

Find out what it feels like to float around in ice-cold water while staying completely warm and dry with a survival suit experience in the heart of Helsinki. Learn about rescue at sea and more

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, German, Swedish, Finnish, Danish


  • Float among ice rafts staying warm and dry
  • Learn about rescue and survival
  • Relax in a weightless environment
Full description
Try a unique experience on your visit to Helsinki as you float on top of the water's surface in a survival suit. Slip in a neoprene survival suit and feel totally warm and dry in the cold water. Learn about sea rescue and what to do in a real survival situation with qualified instructors. Learn about hypothermia and the benefits of starting winter bathing. Relax while floating on the water or try jumping around the ice rafts during the frozen sea season. During the open water season you can learn more about rescue at sea and enjoy a relaxing meditative experience. Close your eyes, breathe, and lose yourself in the silence, even in the heart of Helsinki.

  • Survival suit
  • Instructor
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People under 5 ft 1 in (155 cm)

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    Meeting point

    Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • No swimming ability or experience needed
    • No weather restrictions, this tour operates rain and shine
    • You can come as you are in normal winter street wear
    • Wearing your own wool pullover and wool socks is recommended
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 25 reviews

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    Had a great experience. Leif was a wonderful host, teaching us about sea rescue, and how to protect yourself if you ever end up as part of one. It was a very relaxing experience floating in te water, completely protected, and then trying some of the survival technical such as sitting up. Would highly recommend this experience and definitely want to do it again when it's frozen!

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    March 29, 2023

    Had such a wonderful experience! Learned so much about ice swimming and at-sea rescues. Leif and Olli were both so knowledgeable and made sure we felt safe and comfortable at all time. Couldn’t have asked for better instructors! We are got to ride the boat as well which was enjoyable!

    March 29, 2023

    My daughter and I loved this experience! It was fantastic! So unique and fun! I don't know anywhere else that you could do this, so we had to try it! Our guide, Leif, was excellent. He was skilled, pleasant, accommodating, reassuring. I was nervous about becoming cold and wet but that did not happen. Floating amidst the ice was an unusual and relaxing sensation. And, Leif taught us interesting things about ice, cold, survival, etc. I highly recommend this!!

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    March 29, 2023

    Product ID: 395426