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Arctic Night – A Survival Workshop

Once-in-a-lifetime experience. Adventurous though safe day and night in the Arctic wilderness, under the stars and possible Northern Lights. Building a quinzee and sleeping in snow, rather comfortably.

20 hours MODERATE

Bliss guide will meet the clients at the Colorado Bar and Grill lounge. After meet and greet, the Bliss representative will take the clients to suitable premises for a theory work shop about arctic nature and arctic survival skills and, introducing both the traditional and contemporary techniques. Bliss' survival instructor will introduce the relevant gear, such as arctic sleeping bags and sleeping mats, clothing items, give insight information about various materials and their suitability for challenging environment. Also clothing items for the extreme cold and various stove systems will get discussed. A light but nutritious meal will be served.

Going out. Weather conditions allowing (temperature, wind, amount of snow, etc.) survival instructor will present how to build a quinzee (pronounced ”kwinzi”, in Finnish “lumikammi”). It is a traditional snow shelter, made by hollowing out a pile of settled snow, a well-proven method of surviving the arctic night. Clients are expected to participate to build their own quinzee. It will take a couple of hours for a group. Another snack or a meal will be served.

Group gets prepared for the night-stay in the quinzee, which they created by themselves with instructions from the Bliss representatives. Bliss guide will monitor the night. In case of emergency or if the clients requests so, he/she can be relocated into a warm back up building closeby. At the wake up some warm drinks and a nutritious morning snack will be served. Also every client will get interviewed individually to make sure that everyone is fine after the night.

The adventure will end as a Bliss guide will walk the clients back to civilization.

Meeting points

Kindly note that the activity starts at Hotel Pyhätunturi - approximately 30 minute car ride from Luosto. Address: Kultakeronkatu 21, Pyhätunturi. If you are not traveling by your own car, we would advice to choose our convenient Pick up and Drop off transportation services from/to Luosto.

Colorado Bar and Grill lounge, Kultakeronkatu 21
Pyhätunturi (Pelkosenniemi), 98530, FI

Pickup options

Note: Pick up starts 30 minute(s) before departure.

We offer pick up to the following places for this activity:

  • Luosto
  • Pyhä

What's included?

A theory lesson: introduction to Arctic nature and Arctic survival

Guiding and storytelling

A quinzee building presentation and instructions

Meal, snacks and warm drinks

Information about the regional flora and fauna, focusing on winter

What do i need to bring?

Clients are expected to have suitable personal clothing for winter activities, including warm boots, hat and gloves or mittens.

Warm clothing and winter boots can be rented separately for €20 per person.

Please note

Are you travelling solo? Please contact Bliss Adventure - we'll try to fix something for you.

A lot of other various arctic survival-related services and packages can be tailored for the clients. Please ask for an offer. Also more photo etc. material is available.

From Rovaniemi, the closest airport and Santa Claus’ headquarters, it takes two hours by car or by Skibus to reach us in Pyhä (Hotel Pyhätunturi).    

Kindly note that 10% of the price of your tour is non-refundable. The 10% will be used to cover fees connected to your booking such as credit card transactions and other administrative charges. Refunds will only be issued to the card used to purchase the tour.

Cancellation Policy

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 14 days or less before event.

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Activity type:

Day tour / activity


20 hours

Booking in advance:

Booking in advance: 1 days

Physical difficulty level:


Please note:

Minimum age of passengers is: 14

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