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Capturing Auroras – A Photography Workshop in Pyhä

Learn the basics of photographing the magnificent Aurora Borealis

2 hours VERY_EASY

Learning the basic skills and camera settings for photographing Aurora Borealis, the northern lights. An instructive presentation on how to capture them will be held at Tajukangas lavvu by bonfire with a guide. He will walk you through the settings of your camera and give helpful tips while the auroras might blazing in the sky.

Bliss guide will wait for the clients at the CAMP Kitchen & Bar. After meet and greet, the guide will take the clients to Tajukangas, which is a mere 10 minute walk away. Once the group arrives to the venue, guide will do a short presentation about northern lights and basic camera settings. The guide will help the clients to set up the cameras so that everyone is ready to start shooting once the auroras present themselves!

A helpful “Capturing Auroras” pocket-sized guide will be handed to all the participants.

There will be hot berry juice available for all of the photographers.

Meeting points

CAMP Kitchen & Bar Pyhä, Kultakeronkatu 21
Pyhätunturi, 98530, FI

What's included?

  • Guiding and storytelling
  • Use of tripod and headlamp for the workshop
  • Instructing through the camera settings
  • “Capturing Auroras” pocket-sized guide
  • Hot berry beverages
  • Warm clothing & winter boots (on request)

What do i need to bring?

Suitable personal clothing for winter weather including warm boots, hat and gloves or mittens. Complimentary hot berry beverages included.

Please note

Capturing Auroras Photography Workshop lasts 2,5 hours. No Auroras? No problem. Let's photograph starry sky! No starry sky? No problem. Let's do the light-painting with headlamps and capture that!

Before the Photography Workshop

Charge your batteries and take spare ones with you (keep the batteries close to your body to keep them warm)

Clean the lens and check that your camera works (e.g. take a photo)

Empty your memory card and take spare ones with you

Activate the Northern Lights alarm system to your phone here (free of charge to all visitors in Pyhä)

Getting there and away

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

Duration:

2 hours

Booking in advance:

Booking in advance: 2 days

Physical difficulty level:

VERY_EASY

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2 Days 1 Night Snowshoe Touring in Pyhä-Luosto

Explore the true Arctic wilderness on snowshoes, across the thick snowblanket of Taiga forest and through the impressive gorge. Spend an unforgettable night in a real Finnish wilderness hut in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by the Lappish peacefulness.

2 days MODERATE

Entry-level overnight snowshoe tour to Rykimäkuru Gorge and beyond in Pyhä-Luosto National Park. A qualified wilderness & snowshoeing guide will lead the tour and share his/her knowledge about the surrounding nature and wilderness travel tradition. Snowshoers will pull not-so-heavy ahkio sled (also called often pulka) for their personal equipment, which adds the right kind of spirit (and therefore, a day backpack is not necessary for this tour).

Snowshoers will spend a night in a cosy and warm wilderness hut. In the evening you can experience a real wood heated Finnish sauna (including a rolling-in-snow option). Aftewards you may fall asleep letting the mind-calming silence sinking in.

This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of more challenging multi-day snowshoe tours in the wilderness: snowshoeing technique & strategy, packing the sled, the daily maintenance routine, weather factor, etc. During the snowshoe tour you may also practice various Arctic skills with the Bliss guide: navigation in Taiga forest, use of the tradit puukko knife, fire making in snowy environment, wilderness cooking methods, and so on.

PRICE OF OVERNIGHT SNOWSHOE TOUR

The price vary depending on how many people are booking at the same time as follows:

1-2 PAX: 649 € per person

3 PAX: 549 € per person

4 PAX: 499 € per person

5 PAX: 449 € per person

6-12 PAX: 399 € per person

In case you have already made a booking and want to add more people to your group booking, please contact us first. You may email us at info@blissadventure.fi or give us a call at +358 40 530 2206.

Meeting points

CAMP Kitchen & Bar Pyhä, Kultakeronkatu 21
Pyhätunturi, 98530, FI

Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi reception, Luostontie 1
Luosto, 99555, FI

What's included?

Transportation either from Pyhä or Luosto to the starting point of the snowshoeing – and back to Pyhä/Luosto

Dormitory accommodation in the wilderness hut (1 night)

Meals mentioned in the itinerary

Snowshoeing equipment rental (incl. gaiters)

Touring sled rental

English speaking wilderness & snowshoeing guide's services and storytelling

The guide will be available 24/7 to respond clients' any need

What do i need to bring?

Participants must arrive prepared with suitable clothing for cold winter weather. Layers required. A detailed clothing and equipment list will be sent to you when you book your trip. Don’t forget your camera at home, since snowshoer tends to get to gorgeous places rarely seen people on foot or by car.

Please note

Snowshoeing is an entry-level activity regarding the technical difficulty and the physical challenge of it. To walk on snowshoes is very easy, no previous experience will be required. However, a certain level of fitness and right attitude is a must. Both days the snowshoe tour will be customized to fit the group's stamina and ambitions.

The day before a snowshoe tour briefing will be held either at the CAMP Kitchen & Bar Pyhä or at the Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi at 19:30. A Bliss guide will check the clients' clothing and the other possible personal equipment for the tour (if clothing or shoes not fully suitable for the activity, the Bliss guide will search a local rental solutions). OPTIONAL: Capturing Auroras photography workshop at 20:00, giving the participants useful photo skills for the rest of their stay in Lapland (not included in the price). 

Snowshoeing truly opens the snow-blanketed wilderness for fun and safe exploring. Snowshoes simply take one to places which would not be possible to reach without them.

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

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 29 days or less before event.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 25% if booking is cancelled 59 days or less before event.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 365 days or less before event.

Day 1: Pyhä / Luosto – Kuukkeli Hut (L, D)

  • Breakfast (not included)
  • Meeting either at the CAMP Kitchen & Bar in Pyhä or at the Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi in Luosto at 9:00
  • Transportation to Rykimäkero parking area, in the middle part of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park
  • Snowshoeing tour starts at 10:30
  • Outdoor lunch in the Arctic wilderness
  • We will reach our destination by 16:00
  • Heating up the hut
  • Dinner
  • The Finnish Sauna Experience by knowledgeable Bliss Sauna Guide
  • Overnight stay in Kuukkeli Wilderness Hut

Day 2: Kuukkeli Hut – Pyhä / Luosto (B, L)

  • Wake up and packing, breakfast at 8:00
  • On the morning snowshoe tour we head to admire the view of Lappish fells (without touring pulks)
  • Lunch at Kuukkeli Wilderness Hut
  • After lunch we will walk over snow through Rykimäkuru Gorge, which is an impressive tear in the rock bed or a gorge. This gorge is different from the area's other gorges as it formed in a tear in the Earth's crust while the other gorges were formed by water from melted ice during the Ice Age.
  • Snowshoe tour ends to Rykimäkero parking area approximately at 16:00
  • Returning either to Pyhä or Luosto area by 17:00

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Duration:

2 days

Booking in advance:

Booking in advance: 1 weeks

Physical difficulty level:

MODERATE

Please note:

Minimum age of passengers is: 14

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Try Ice Climbing in Pyhä Lapland

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a safe and true ice climbing experience in Pyhä. Just two hours away from Rovaniemi. Suitable also for the beginners, exciting and rewarding for everyone!

2 hours and 30 minutes MODERATE

Grab your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a safe and true ice climbing experience, conveniently.

Meet your ice climbing guide at the meeting point in Pyhä, get equipped, hike only 10 minutes and get the ice climbing going at the Tajukangas Ice Fall. The Bliss Adventure guide will instruct you the proper ice climbing technique. Then it's your turn to show some adventurous spirit and determination. Whack your axes in the ice and climb up!

By the Tajukangas ice climbing shrine you will enjoy not only climbing in beautiful environment but also a bonfire and some hot berry beverages keeping you warm during the little breaks. All the climbers will get two proper climbs up the ice wall reaching above 20 meters. The higher you climb the better the views get!

Suitable for anyone somewhat moderately fit. If you can enjoy a brisk walk you can enjoy ice climbing, too.

Note: Pick up from Luosto starts 30 minutes before departure.

Meeting points

CAMP Kitchen & Bar Pyhä, Kultakeronkatu 21
Pyhätunturi (Pelkosenniemi), 98530, FI

What's included?

Climbing instructor's services

Guiding to the climbing venue

Rental climbing gear such as helmet with visor/goggles, harness, crampons, ice axes, foot-wear (climbing boots or ski boots)

Hot beverages

Storytelling

What do i need to bring?

Suitable personal clothing for winter weather including proper (ski) gloves or mittens. Please also bring a balaclava or a simple woolen hat without bobble / pompom that will fit under climbing helmet. Complimentary hot berry beverages included. Please consider bringing some snacks like nuts, energy bars or chocolate (caution: keep chocolate in a pocket inside of your jacket, otherwise it will freeze).

Please note

The Try Ice Climbing lasts 2,5 hours. No previous experience is needed. A basic level of fitness is needed to enjoy the ice climbing. You will have a chance of trying 2 lines depending on your stamina.

Minimum age of 12 years old (flexible, depends on child’s development, can be discussed with parents). Smaller children can do the Kid's Ice Climbing Adventure simultaneously.

Pyhä is located a 1,5 hour car drive from Rovaniemi, the closest international airport (RVN) and and Santa Claus’ headquarters. The comfortable bus ride to Hotel Pyhätunturi takes 2 hours. You may find the winter bus timetable here

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 1 days or less before event.

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Activity type:

Day tour / activity

Duration:

2 hours and 30 minutes

Booking in advance:

Booking in advance: 1 days

Physical difficulty level:

MODERATE

Please note:

Minimum age of passengers is: 12

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Capturing Auroras – A Photography Workshop in Pyhä

Learn the basics of photographing the magnificent Aurora Borealis

2 hours VERY_EASY

Learning the basic skills and camera settings for photographing Aurora Borealis, the northern lights. An instructive presentation on how to capture them will be held at Tajukangas lavvu by bonfire with a guide. He will walk you through the settings of your camera and give helpful tips while the auroras might blazing in the sky.

Bliss guide will wait for the clients at the CAMP Kitchen & Bar. After meet and greet, the guide will take the clients to Tajukangas, which is a mere 10 minute walk away. Once the group arrives to the venue, guide will do a short presentation about northern lights and basic camera settings. The guide will help the clients to set up the cameras so that everyone is ready to start shooting once the auroras present themselves!

A helpful “Capturing Auroras” pocket-sized guide will be handed to all the participants.

There will be hot berry juice available for all of the photographers.

Meeting points

CAMP Kitchen & Bar Pyhä, Kultakeronkatu 21
Pyhätunturi, 98530, FI

What's included?

  • Guiding and storytelling
  • Use of tripod and headlamp for the workshop
  • Instructing through the camera settings
  • “Capturing Auroras” pocket-sized guide
  • Hot berry beverages
  • Warm clothing & winter boots (on request)

What do i need to bring?

Suitable personal clothing for winter weather including warm boots, hat and gloves or mittens. Complimentary hot berry beverages included.

Please note

Capturing Auroras Photography Workshop lasts 2,5 hours. No Auroras? No problem. Let's photograph starry sky! No starry sky? No problem. Let's do the light-painting with headlamps and capture that!

Before the Photography Workshop

Charge your batteries and take spare ones with you (keep the batteries close to your body to keep them warm)

Clean the lens and check that your camera works (e.g. take a photo)

Empty your memory card and take spare ones with you

Activate the Northern Lights alarm system to your phone here (free of charge to all visitors in Pyhä)

Getting there and away

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.

Book now

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Activity type:

Day tour / activity

Duration:

2 hours

Booking in advance:

Booking in advance: 2 days

Physical difficulty level:

VERY_EASY

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