Our key guides have all worked in the sleddog world for a number of years and are completely committed to both the dogs and to ensuring that you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Tim is our most senior member of staff, having worked at Hetta Huskies for over a decade. Most of the farm has been built by him, as his strengths are building and bushcraft. Though his speciality is summer, Tim usually
Eliel was born in May 2010 and isn't quite fully functioning as a guide quite yet. Maybe we will wait until he can at least read and write for that (they don't even start to learn, in Finland, until they are 7!). Eliel has been driving sleighs since he was 2 and driving without someone controling his speed from behind since he was c. 4. You can find a few videos of him in action on his section of our youtube channel. He took part in his first solo race (the Barnas Finnmarksloppet (children's Finnmarksloppet)) pulled by 4 dogs when he was just 5.
When he was very little, he was quite amenable in terms of introducing clients to the farm and dogs. Now it is a bit more hit and miss. However, he is perfectly capable of feeding the farm if we can persuade him to leave his minecraft behind and he sometimes translates for his mom or for visiting artists (eg our Joiku singer) if they are struggling with communication between English and Finnish. Ask Eliel about Atlas, Tryfan and Unni (his favourite dogs) and about Minecraft and Pokemon. He may also show you his treehouse if you are lucky!