4 Days 3 Nights Arctic Challenge in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

    Join an unique multi-day ski & snowshoe tour, explore the best of Pyhä-Luosto National Park and the Arctic nature and tradition. Spend magical nights in a winter tent under Lapland's big skies, often lit by the Northern Lights!

    4 days

    Challenging

    Description

    Multi-day ski & snowshoe tour in Pyhä-Luosto National Park takes the explorer across the unbroken snow of vast Aapa bogs and through the ancient forests. Skis used are short and wide, easy-to-maneuver wilderness skis with integrated climbing skins on the bottom of the skis. Skiers will pull ahkio sleds (also called pulka) for personal and/or group equipment, keeping the backpack weight low and adding the right kind of Arctic spirit. A Bliss guide will lead the tour and share his/her knowledge about the surrounding nature and wilderness travel tradition keeping it safe and sound at all times.

    Skiers will spend the first night at a genuine Finnish wilderness hut in the middle of nowhere. A proper wood-heated sauna will be available. One can also grab the recommendable option of rolling in snow during the sauna session – rewarding for the both body and soul!

    Skiers will spend the first night at a genuine Finnish wilderness hut in the middle of nowhere. A proper wood-heated sauna will be available. One can also grab the recommendable option of rolling in snow during the sauna session – rewarding for the both body and soul!

    On the last day, the sometimes steep hills of the Pyhätunturi fell range await you on snowshoes.

    This is a great opportunity to experience more challenging multi-day ski & snowshoe tour in the true Arctic wilderness. The explorer will learn wilderness skiing technique & strategy, how to pack the sled, the daily maintenance routine, weather factor, etc. During the ski & snowshoe tour you may also practice various Arctic skills with the Bliss guide, such as navigation in Taiga forest, use of the traditional puukko knife, fire making in cold, snowy environment, wilderness cooking methods, and so on.

    PRICE OF SKI & SNOWSHOE TOUR

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

    1-2 PAX: 1190 € per person

    3 PAX: 990 € per person

    4 PAX: 890 € per person

    5-8 PAX: 790 € 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.

    Included

    Transportation either from Pyhä or Luosto to the starting point of the skiing – and back to Pyhä/Luosto after completing the skiing part

    Dormitory accommodation in the wilderness hut (1 night)

    Accommodation in a shared winter tent (2 nights)

    Meals mentioned in the itinerary

    Wilderness ski and ski poles rental (incl. gaiters)

    Snowshoeing equipment rental

    Touring sled rental

    Ice fishing equipment rental

    English speaking wilderness, skiing & snowshoeing guide's services and storytelling

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

    Snowmobile backup for maintenance and safety during the ski tour from Huttujärvi Lake

    Please note

    Physically more challenging program, suitable for the fit, adventurous client. No skiing nor snowshoeing experience is needed.

    The day before a ski 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).

    The Bliss Adventure's wilderness skis of choice are so called “Altai skis”. They are short, easy-to-use forest skis that combines the best features of a ski and snowshoe. With a partial climbing skin integrated into the base, the ski climbs with ease. The skin also makes the ski slower and easier to control than traditional skis. The ski’s short, wide design makes it incredibly maneuverable, ideal for thick woods and variable terrain, a truly all-purpose backcountry tool.

    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.

    Essentials to pack for an activity

    Participants must arrive prepared with suitable clothing for cold winter weather activity. Layered clothing required. A detailed clothing and equipment list will be sent to the client once the booking has been completed.

    Do bring your camera! Wilderness skiers tend to find themselves in gorgeous places rarely seen people on foot or by car. Consider bringing an extra battery or/and a mobile charging unit, so called power bank.

    Meeting points

    Possible starting points for this experience:
    CAMP Kitchen & Bar Pyhä
    Kultakeronkatu 21
    Pyhätunturi

    4 Days 3 Nights Arctic Challenge in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

    4 days

    Challenging

    place

    Rovaniemi

    starting at

    EUR 1190.00