Sven Engholm Swedish born and searched, when he was 20+, for a place to create the constitution for a new life. Away from the cities and all that entails. He was looking at various locations in Scandinavia and Canada for lay the foundation for his new living “Engholm Husky Lodge, tours and expeditions”. It was Northern Norway which had everything he was searching for. Karasjok is perfect, because here is it clean environment, pure nature, a lot of space and far away from everything but still very easy to reach because of nearby airports at Alta, Lakselv and Ivalo in Finland.
He is 11 time winner of Europe's longest sled dog race, the "Finnmarksløpet - 1000 km and top ten finisher in Iditarod - a 1800 km race in Alaska. He is an experienced outdoor guide and has also lead several expeditions to Spitsbergen, Greenland and Siberia. Thanks to his university studies in natural geography, it is a pleasure for him to explain the many geographical and other natural phenomena's while leading a tour.

" The desire to do something meaningful in life brought me to Karasjok. I had a longing within me for untouched nature. Based upon my own feelings for the area - the exotic light, the darkness and the great plateau - I developed a concept which is bearing fruit. I built up to what we have today which has, with the years, become the success I had hoped for when I started 1979. I was first bitten by the husky bug in 1974 when I needed help to pull my tent and other equipment around mountains. I started dog mushing competitively in 1977. ”Once infected with the sled dog mushing virus, there is no cure, there is only trail!”

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Hans Jörgen Mangset

I come from Galterud, which is a small place close to Oslo. Throughout my life I have always had a great interest in dogs. After my service in military I applied to a dog sledding school in Pasvik. It was a great year where I made good memories, i learned a lot about how to handle the dogs in stressful situations and how to solve them in the best possible way and i made friends for life.
After my year in Pasvik, I applied to this handler job at Engholm. I wanted to learn more about dogs and dog sledding. So this is my first year as a guide/handler at Engholm. I am excited and I am looking forward to new experiences, memories and many new faces.



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Emma Sandaker Persson

 I’m from a small town an hour outside Oslo, but have been living in Finnmark for three years now. After high school I moved to Pasvik to attend a school to learn about dogsledding. After my year there I wanted to learn more about dogs, and that’s when I started working for Sven. I’ve been here for two years now, and this will be my third season guiding and working with our dogs. .

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Kenny Hansen

Originally from Denmark, It was in 2015 I first made my way to Karasjok and Engholm Husky. What was supposed to be an adventure stretching through a whole year turned into a lifestyle for four years. Season after season went by and summer became winter and I learned how to move and thrive in the amazing but rough environment that Finnmark is. Training and Driving dogs became a passion and something i would carry with me in all the years when i returned to Denmark to study. I never forgot the thrill of speeding through the forest standing on the runners of the sled dragged by a team of eager dogs who love running more than anything. Now I'm back for more and this season of 23/24 will be my first time back running dogs professionally after a time in Denmark.

Engholm Husky team

In our workshop