On the 31st December 2001 Konsta – the eldest son – was born in health care center of Ivalo. As Konsta was in a hurry there was no time to drive 290 km to Rovaniemi Central hospital, where all Lappish babies normally should be born. It was a cold winter day, around -30°C. Despite that, a couple of hours after the birth, the new born baby and mother Outi were transported by an ambulance to Rovaniemi Central hospital. Nowadays Konsta is already a major, much taller than his mom.
Since he was 6 years old Konsta drives his own dog team. In the beginning it was with 2-3 huskies, but with the time the number of the huskies in his team was growing step by step. When Konsta was 10 years old he was already offering “a taxi service” for his friend, who needed a transfer from Ivalo village to our place not to mention organizing of husky tours for his friends – not bad or what do you think? As Konsta is a handy and strong young man with a good connection with our huskies, he was working as an assistant guide on the safaris already in teenage.
One might have seen him also feeding or training the huskies – some pocket money was always good to have.
After 9 years of school Konsta decided to study tourism in Inari. As part of the studies he was working as a guide for us during two winter seasons. In May 2020 Konsta ended his studies with good notes in his diploma. Since July 2020 he is performing his obligatory military service in Ivalo for Lapland Border Guard.