About us


ARCTIC MOUNTAIN GUIDES has offered guiding services on the arctic mountains of Northernmost Europe since 2007. We operate exclusively above the Arctic Circle in Norway, Finland and Sweden.


GUIDES

PASI IKONEN

Pasi is an experienced ski guide and Arctic Explorer. In 2008, he became the first Finn to ski, unsupported and from the coast, to the South Pole. Although a big achievement, he says that it is often just as cold where he lives, full time, in Finnish Lapland, with his British wife, Anna. They are based in the tiny village of Hetta, 300km inside the Arctic Circle. The high arctic tundra not only provides a perfect training base for Polar Expeditions but it is also a great location for dog mushing. Hence, not surprisingly, quite a bit of their time between December and March is taken up by running safaris with their 250 Alaskan Huskies. Pasi has ISIA International Ski Instructor certification, he is also FINLAV Avalanche Technician.

MIKA SALOVAARA

Mika has been guiding since 2001. He currently lives in Finland with his three wonderful child and his wife. Mika has also lived for several years in the city of Tromsø in Northern Norway, and for a couple of years in the city of Chamonix in the French Alps. The years spent in the mountains and wilderness of Lapland have trained him to be a qualified guide who can take into account the different needs of our customers and take into account the conditions that affect safety on our excursions. Mika's first passion is skiing and that is why the the Scandinavian mountains provide a perfect play-ground.

Mika is a EAS European Avalanche Professional, FINLAV Avalanche Technician, Canadian Ski Guide I, certified wilderness guide