Erä-Susi  STAFF


Susi Nordman, owner, manager

Mirja Pyysiäinen, office ,owner

Welcome to meet the Erä-Susi staff !


We began our company Erä-Susi (Wilderness Wolf) in the year 1998 with 8 dogs and now 19 years later almost everything has changed, but still the huskies are the number one

and taking care of them is the main thing.


The husky safaris are run only 5 months per year, but taking care of the dogs is our work every single day! But luckily we have good care-takers to help us; cleaning the kennels, feeding and giving the drink. Also the other equipment needs to be taken care; 40 sleds, 8 skidoos, 4 ATVs ...

Welcome to have a safari!


   Updated 20.07.2017                                                    Year Around Guides

Lili Juvonen
Wilderness Guide & Sled dog guide  

Since the year 2007 Lili has been working with longer or shorter periods

and mostly in winetr times. She is  

a wilderness guide and  

animal trainer.



Martijn Jongenotter

Wilderness Guide & Sled dog guide 



Our new guide for the season is

Dutch Martijn. After the Kuru Wilderness

guide school he has work

as a husky guide in the northern Finland.  Guidance also in the Flemish language!


Kari Lainevaara

Sled dog guide


Kari begins working with us in fall 2016.

He has husky work experience in Salla

in former years. He has 2 siberian

huskies and one mix-husky

with him in Ruka


Hermine LeBras

Sled dog guide


Hermine from Fance has been with us

summer 2015 and winter 2016-2017.

She started her permanent work

June 2017 with her own siberianhuskys.

She is an agronomist by profession


Arvo Rontti

Service- & huskyfarm man


Since the year 2007 Arvo began his

work as a Husky man in our former

farm. His main work is the basic work

with huskies, but also helping with

the harnessing in the high season







Seasonal guides in the winter time 2017 - 2018


Peter Rijpkema

Sled Dog Guide nr7



The Dutch worked as a volunteer last winter

here in Ruka. Next season 2018 we

hired him as a husky guide

Welcome to the Tean Peter!


 Your working place

for next season??


Send a email, IF you are already

prof Husky-Guide.... 

Safari guides winter 2016 - 2017

Ivan Dubyshev

Sled dog guide & Canoeing guide

2008 - 2017


Ivan began his work in the

Christmas season 2008 and it is very

important to us because of 
his language skills(Rus,Eng,Fin) In 
summer -11 he begans as a permanent

worker. Ivan moved to different job in summer 2017, but maybe coming back next winter...







Kimmo Kalaoja

Wilderness Guide & Sled dog guide

2016 - 2017


Kimmo graduated from Kronoby Outdoor Academy as a w Nordic

Wilderness Guide and he will begin his

work in Dec. with us. He has

worked few seasons as a guide in

Taivalkoski Saija huskies.


Sakari Mustonen

Wilderness Guide & Sled dog guide 

Sakari is our guide in Ruka huskyfam

in the winter season. 
He has been  the main guide

in the five-day-tour. In summer he is

guiding in the Bear center or

just "gone fishing"









BUSINESS ID: 1516374-2
ADDRESS: Rukajärventie 30, 93825 Rukatunturi
TEL: +358 (0)40-57 00 279
© Erä-Susi 2017