Our Team

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husky dog sledding tours in Swedish Lapland.

Petter Karlsson

Team leader

Although Finnmarksløpet is a recent high-profile success Petter has been striving to reach a peak of excellence in the sport for many years. Since the late nineties he has excelled at every class of dog mushing. Having found success in sprint racing and then mid-distance, winning the European Championship among others, Petter decided to take on the notoriously difficult La Grande Odyssée 2006. La Grande Odyssée is well known as The Tour De France of dog mushing. A stage race in the Swiss and French Alps, it runs through some of the most extreme terrain on earth. He went on to win it in 2008, but not before putting everything on the line to achieve his goal.

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ANGELA KARLSSON

Coordinator

Hailing from central Sweden, Angela has taken to life in the north and wouldn’t be anywhere else! While juggling work, business management and two raucous young boys, somehow Angela still finds time to support Petter’s farming and training, and is a cornerstone of the team.

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HOLLY BAARS

Kennel Manager Holly brings excellent dog care and an unshakably calm manner to the kennel. She has a diploma in Animal Management and Care and a wide range of skills that make her a key part of keeping things running smoothly!

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BENT OOSTENDORP

Bent is a guide with many years of experience under his belt. He’s passionate about running dogs and making sure our guests have a wonderfully memorable experience on every trip! Bent was running the Beaver Trap trail with a team of young dogs 2017. He is currently in charge of training one of the racing teams and will participate in Femundlöpet 400, 2018.

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HELEN MULLANE

After 10 years working in the film industry in London, Helen left the city behind for a new life driving huskies and has never looked back! She has worked as a guide in Norway and Alaska and has been guiding most of our tours the last season. She is now in charge of traing on of the racing teams, and will participate in Femundlöpet 400, in 2018.