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The Arctic Day

    Tour Operator: Bliss Adventure     8 hours     Travel method: Mini Bus / Car     Region: Lapland

Bliss guide will meet the clients at the Meeting point either in Pyhä or Luosto (please see below). 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.


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Minimum age: 10 years
Difficulty: Easy

Important information

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.

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