Arctic Joy
Life at it's Best

Who am I and how did I get to this point

It has always been familiar to me to spend time in nature-  skiing, hiking, fishing etc.  As a child, my grandfather ”Äijä” took me for long skiing trips. We’d make coffee by fire and eat frozen oranges. My  grandmother was angry at Äijä for taking a young child for such challenging trips – but Äijä and I – we enjoyed those trips in our ”magic forests” alot.

When summer came, we’d go to our small wilderness cabin which had no running water or electiricity. Even though there were millions of moskitoes and other insects, me and my brothers dressed as ”Tarzan”, which means a tiny piece of cloth that had a snakeskin print and a knife hanging from it. You can only guess, how easy doing laundry was!!! And the amount of itching moskito bites!!!

Then came a time for a more serious life. At some point, when sitting at the office , stressing out some project that I was working on, I realized I had to get back to my roots, back to basics, doing things I enjoy the most. It was the only way to be the best version of myself. I had to make a change in my life. I was lucky to have the support from my family to do this. I took a year off my job,followed my dream and studied to be a nature- and wilderness guide. I’ve realized that best things in life are the most simple ones, the basics.

I followed my passion, took the risk.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to chare this love for nature with you! There are small miracles around us all the time if we just stop and open our minds to them - falling snow, sunsets, calm waters, blowing wind.