At the Top with the Snowmobile man

Take a look at the geographical shape of Finland and you’ll see why people call her “The Finnish Maiden”.

At the tip of her thumb is the only part of the country where peaks rise 1,000 metres above sea level. Nestled in those peaks you will find a tiny village called Kilpisjärvi, home to roughly a hundred year-round residents.

One of them is 25-year-old snowmobile guide Jussi Rauhala.

As the snowy season in Kilpisjärvi can last from October all the way until the beginning of June, it helps that Jussi is a great fan of winter.  As most people who live this high up in the North, he simply loves it.

With the exceptionally beautiful, white, barren landscape as the background of his daily excursions, there is no wonder why.


In Lapland, swapping the hustle and bustle of ski resorts and cities to the peace and quiet of the wilderness takes mere minutes.