Arctic Day – A Survival Workshop
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 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.
THE ARCTIC DAY IS AVAILABLE BOTH IN PYHÄ AND LUOSTO, LAPLAND
Guiding and storytelling
A theory lesson: introduction to Arctic nature and Arctic survival
Use of winter sleeping bag and sleeping mat
A quinzee building presentation and instructions (weather permitting)
A nutritious yet light meal and warm drinks
Information about the regional flora and fauna, focusing on winter
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Warm clothing & winter boots (rental price €30 / per person)
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.
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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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 €30 per person.