Adventurous, full day of snowy action in the wilderness, enjoying the peacefulness of the arctic forest blanketed with snow. Hiking through the forest and building together a quinzee, the traditional snow accommodation, which is both fun and educating!
Bliss guide will meet the clients at Hotel Pyhätunturi's reception. 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 nutritious yet light meal will be served.
Going out, entering the wilderness on snowshoes. 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.
When quinzee has been created, it is time to follow the Bliss guide back to civilisation with the new arctic survival skill-set in one's pocket.
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.
Hotel Pyhätunturi reception, Kultakeronkatu 21
Pyhätunturi, 98530, FI
Note: Pick up starts 30 minute(s) before departure.
We offer pick up to the following places for this activity:
Clients are expected to have suitable personal clothing for winter activities.
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.
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.