Meet Pasi - the Husky Farm Owner
Fall in love with the winter wilderness and it could completely change your life.
Pasi Ikonen is a prime example of what the pull of Lapland can do. A nine-to-five working week in central London was left far behind when he moved with his English wife Anna to Enontekiö, on the edge of Finland’s wilderness. Once they had settled, they bought dozens of dogs and started a husky farm. This is without either of them having local connections or any experience of sledge dogs. There was nothing else for it: the call of the Arctic was too much to resist.
Both Pasi and Anna have a background in extreme sports, competing over the years in challenging wilderness contests around the world. When their sporting careers came to an end, adventure was put on the back burner and ordinary life took over. However, it didn’t take long before they realised that they were missing the wilderness and the north, especially during the winter when it really comes to life.
In Lapland, swapping the hustle and bustle of ski resorts and cities to the peace and quiet of the wilderness takes mere minutes.