The Arctic Day_76601


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The Arctic Day

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6 hours
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Hotel Pyhätunturi

Come along on this Adventurous, full day of snowy action in the wilderness. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the arctic forest blanketed with snow. Spend the day hiking through the forest, and when the sun starts to set build together a quinzee, the traditional snow accommodation.

What to expect?

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.

What is included?

Hot beverages and storytelling.

Is this experience for me?

Minimum age of participant: 12

What do I need to bring?

Clients are expected to have suitable personal clothing for winter activities.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
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