Looking for Helper in North Carelia ( north east Finnland)in summertime and Levi, Lapland, in winter time



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  • Description


    Notice: You have to be at least 22 years to apply for a place on our Huskyfarm

    We are a small Husky farm with 70 Alaskan Huskies originally based outside Lieksa/North Karelia.

    During summer we take care of our doggies in our basecamp in North Karelia.
    During the winter (November - March) we move with 45 dogs up North, to live and work in our kennel close to Levi, Lappland.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You love untouched nature? You may be on the right address
    You like parities and glamour? It may be the wrong address

  • Help


    We are searching for volunteers with a positive nature, with a lot of energy and a genuine interest in working with sleddogs. We expect our volunteers to be helpful and flexible in our sometimes difficult Artic conditions, and really eager to participate in all types of work neccessary.

    The day starts with feeding the dogs and getting them ready for our first guest to arrive.
    Our dogs are lively and strong individuals that require confident handling. The work is physically demanding and can push you sometimes to your limit, especially by bad wheather conditions. But if you learn to appreciate the eager of our dogs to run and do their job well, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing dogs and guests coming back from their tour smiling and being happy.

    During guest free time we trying to keep the kennel clean and to give our dogs as much loving care as possible. They are loving and happy dogs and a very important part of our family with their individual personalities and needs.

    What we can offer you during your time with us:
    - to learn everything about sleddogs :)
    - driving a sled on your own
    - driving a snow scooter
    - meeting a lot of guest from all over the world
    - see a Northernlight

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation its held in a house a the edge of the small town Kittilä, only 8km far away from the kennel. The house is equipped with everything you need. Two of us are permanently living at the kennel. The kennel is situated between Kittilä and Levi in a fantastic open area.
    Food is provided but have to be prepared by your self.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From end of March until middle of November we are at the edge of Finland situated. Very close to the Russian border and in the middle of the biggest nature resort south of the polarcirkle. Our next neighbor is almost 20km far away. Beautiful nature and wildlife along the river.
    Its really only for people which prefers to be outside a hectic city life. In your free time you can explore the landscape with a bike, canoe or a boat or just enjoy a hiking trip true the forests with some dogs.

    Midd November we move up north. Levi is a fell located in Finnish Lapland, and the largest ski resort in Finland. The resort is located in Kittilä municipality and is served by Kittilä Airport and Kolari railway station. At a latitude of 67.8° north, it is located approximately 170 km (110 mi) north of the Arctic Circle.

    The skiing and snowboarding season in Levi is fairly long, often lasting from October to mid-May. The ski school provides instruction in downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing and cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiers have illuminated ski tracks and snow that lingers well into the spring. There are 230 km (140 mi) of cross-country skiing tracks and 886 km (550 mi) of snowmobiling tracks in Levi.

    At 8 km (5 mi) from the centre of Levi is Luvattumaa, Levi Ice Hotel & Ice Gallery and at 45 km (28 mi) from Levi is the Snow Village Lainio; there it is possible to see snow and ice buildings, eat in an ice restaurant (in Lainio) or experience a night sleep in an ice room.

    Levi is a very popular winter destination, with a lot of shops, bars and restaurants.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours, 5 days a week

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