Erä-Susi  STAFF

Welcome to meet the Erä-Susi staff !


Erä-Susi company was founded 1998 with only 8 dogs and this year 2017 we have them over 200. 12.09.2017 the owners of the company has changed. The new owners are Mrs Mervi Rantamäki and Mr Jukka Keinänen. 


But still the huskies are the number one to us all and to take 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 11.09.2017                                                    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





Your working place

for next season??


Send a email, IF you are already

prof Husky-Guide.... 



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!




Sandra Coignard

Sled Dog Guide

French Sandra will work with us next winter

season 2017-2018. She has been

10 years as a hiking guide in Spain,

so she speaks fluently Spanish



Jukka Matinniemi
Sled Dog Guide 


Jukka has been working with us

3 winter seasons and also guiding

the 5 days husky safaris.

Now he will return as a day trip guide


BUSINESS ID: 2848185-4
ADDRESS: Rukajärventie 30, 93830 Rukatunturi
TEL: +358 (0)40-57 00 279
© Erä-Susi Oy 2018