The Team


Simone (1970) came to Eräkeskus in 2003 to live a dream, a life in nature, working with dogs and being self-employed. What started with 35 dogs long ago, is now a well running company with around 150 dogs, a team of 6 - 9 workers and happy clients in winter as well as in summer. She got infected by the Scandinavia-virus in 1978 and had her first contact with sleddogs in 1992.

Simone was working for many years in the tourism industry and studied animal psychology besides.

Today she is taking care of the administration, loves to work in the kennels, helps wherever help is needed and is out on tour with guests during several weeks in both seasons.


"I am from Austria, from the area of beautiful Lake Constance. Always I (1991) wanted to join the life on a huskyfarm, that`s why I made my dream come true from April 21 on. I was part of the team until early summer 22. After a summer season back home in Austria I came back to Eräkeskus for another season as Allrounder and Guide from December 22 to May 23. And now after another short break I am back for my third stay at Eräkeskus and look foreward to the soon starting autumn training and a great winter with guests and dogs."

Moritz is a trained electrician, some years ago he was with the armed forces from austria on deployments abroad. Welcome back in the team for the next season!

Petra & Gabriel

We, Gabriel (1989) and Petra (1991), are a couple from beautiful Tyrol and go through life together since 2007. Besides working as machine engineer and logistician, our first sleddog, a Siberian Husky, joined us in 2009. After having worked for 6 months in Alaska in 2014, we started building our own team and knew, that our hearts are beating for the beautiful North. 

By now we have 6 Alaskan Malamutes and 2 Sibirian Huskies and we moved to Eräkeskus to support the team with all we can and love to do, to get our dream come true.  

Looking forward to new adventures together and an unforgettable time!


My name is Helena and I was born 1999 in Palatinate, Germany. During my studies in the field of tourism, I got the idea of working on a husky farm as a mandatory internship. Thanks to this I ended up working on Husky farms in Finland and Norway during the last two winter seasons. As I got closer to finish my studies I decided to search for a small kennel with the possibility to stay for longer than just one season.

Helena is in our team since August 2022


I am Stefan (1986) from Rostock/Germany. Since many years I am fascinated by dogs and learned, that working with them is a deeply satisfying job. After my education at the animal shelter in Lubeck I was here at Eräkeskus the first time in winter 2013/14 and the sleddog-virus did not leave since then. Together with my own dogs Levi & Zuri I am now part of the team since January 2023. 


My name is Julia (2003) and I live near Stuttgart. After I finished school in 2021 I was a waitress and bartender for half a year before I worked as a doghandler on Eräkeskus from May to September 2022. I immediately fell in love with the nature and the dogs here and quickly made friends with the other team members. In February I came to visit for 3 weeks, I helped out where I could and I got to go on a few sled dog tours.

During my summer break in university I'm back and super excited to experience training the dogs for winter.


I am Maya (2001) and originally from the area around Frankfurt. I am currently studying Animal Management in Leeuwarden, Netherlands and as part of my studies I have the exciting opportunity to intern at Eräkeskus until the end of 2023. For the past year I have been sharing my life with my dog Nezuko, who accompanies me on the husky farm. Through my studies I was already able to gain some experience with different animals and now I am looking forward to actively participate in the training and care of the dogs from Eräkeskus.



I am Franzi (1987) and my parents had a husky-mix.Since I was a child, I had the dream to go dogsledding. This dream came true here at Eräkeskus in 2017. Many more visits during autumn and winter followed. Since last summer, Ruby - an earlier sleddog from here - enjoys her pension and cuddles on my couch. 

Now I am back here together with Ruby. She can enjoy a long holiday and I look forward to be part of the team during the complete trainingseason 2023. 


I am Robert, 19 years old, coming from Germany, near Frankfurt. In July 23 I finished school with the German "Abitur" and spend the rest of the year with different volunteerings to orientate myself for the later choice of profession.  I love animals, specifically dogs and Finland has always been a country I wanted to travel in. That's why Eräkeskus is a perfect match to spend the coming winter. My volunteering here started on September 14th 23 and will last until January 14th 24. 

A short while ago we had beautiful late summer - now autumn arrived with corresponding lower temperatures and nstable weather conditions. Autumn-hikes…

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