He is the owner of the Kennel and has been running dogs for almost 35 years. Tom lives in Furuflaten with his family and delegates his time between tours with guests and training the race team. He has done many races throughout his career as a musher including the 1000km Finnmark Race and the Yukon Quest (where he finished 7th and became rookie of the year). He has also planned and executed several expeditions during his long time working with the dogs, one of them taking prince Albert of Monacco to the North Pole.
Is originally from Sweden and has been working for Lyngen Outdoor Experiences for 6 years. She has been working with dogs for 9 years, where 2 of these in Alaska. She currently holds the position of Kennel Manager and besides guiding guests she also trains the race team and will enter some of the races this year. Nora is always in a good mood, come rain or come shine, and is loved and respected by everybody in the Kennel, dogs as well as people.
This energetic polish fellow has been with us for tree years now and we are so happy he is back. He is bringing 12 of his own dogs to work with us in the Kennel this year. Jakub has mushed dogs for several years and done races in Europe with Greenland dogs before he joined the kennel. He was in the Poland national team for 5 years and he has a 3 Place on European Championship in pure breed class. He has changed breeds to Alaskan huskies and is now keen on starting long distance racing.
Is back for another season! This Swiss working machine brings so much joy to the kennel. He now has 9 dogs of his own but we think this number will increase fast. His dream is to one day stand on the starting line of a long distance sled dog race with his own team. He fell in love with dogsledding some years ago while volunteering in Canada, and now dogs are all he thinks about.
All the way from Japan, Kazune has chosen to stay with us for another season and we are super happy about it. She did a tremendous job las year taking care of the overnight guest. We are so happy she will become our main overnight guide this year.
Charlotte started helping out in the kennel at the age of 13 and she is now one of our main guides. Her long experience both with the dogs and the outdoors compensate for her young age. She did the finnmark junior a couple of years ago and we are exited she will be working as a fulltime guide this year. She is also a chef so we are looking forward to tasty dinners.
Tomas came to the kennel a couple of years ago as a volonteer and right from the start we saw that he was a hard woker. He then went to Finland to work as a guide, this year he has decided to join our team. And we could not be happier, he is super good with the dogs and also a very good carpenter. He has many skills that will help alot in the running of the Kennel.
Mike from New Zeeland stayed with us last winter as a volonteer, he has worked on a lot of farms before coming here. And he is used and not afraid of hard work. He is becoming a very skilled musher fast and we are lucky that he will be a fulltime guide this year. He is also the sleadfixing master, something that is very handy to have in a kennel.
Is a local from this area and has been working fulltime in the kennel for a couple of years. This year he is one of the guides we call on when we need a bit of extra help. His love of dogs and care of people makes him a excellent guide. He also knows the areas around here well.
Also a local and just like his brother Markus, he has chosen to be part of the team. He brings a lot of youthful energy to the kennel and the dogs love him. We are stoked to have him back for another season.