We, Mari and Markku, run a small family business with 50 Alaskan huskies and have been operating since 1993.
We both grew up in Lapland and we speak fluently English and German.
Markku has worked with huskies for over 20 years and Mari over 15 years. We have two children, Mikko and Miia, who are taking care of the dogs as well.
Two local wilderness guides take turns in working on the tours as the second guide. Karri Kivinen and Mikael Heikkilä both live nearby in Muonio and they both have finished their wilderness guide studies there. Linda Szabó comes from Germany and works as a doghandler and at our camp.
We live in Rauhala, a small village that borders the beautiful Pallas-Ylläs National Park and which is in the centre of four popular skiing resorts in Fell Lapland. Pallas is 20 km northwards
from Rauhala, Levi 30 km to the east and Ylläs 40 km to the south. Kittilä airport is 45 km away. Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle are 200 km to the south.
Our village is located on the shores of Lake Jerisjärvi and there are about 80 people living in the village.