In January 2014 I went to Suomussalmi in Finland. I had been hired by a dog sled company to film a short commercial. Zilivonkkelis Nature Safaris is a still a young business that is being established. While I was filming for the commercial I also shot some photos from the place.
Zilivonkkelis organize dog sled tours in the beautiful area near the Russian border. They target the large amount of tourists that are in this area. The trips lasts from 3 hours to 3 days, and are of course only available in wintertime.
To go dog sledding is a wonderful experience that will stay with you the rest of your life. You form a very special bond with the dogs, that are always happy to run and pull. There is nothing like the view over a frozen lake behind six Alaskan Huskies!