Employees and guides

Heikki

Olavi

You can contact Heikki at: heikki.piirainen@kylmamaa.fi

Olavi

Olavi

Olavi first came to work for us in 2000 and became employed full-time since 2003. His job description includes being responsible for operations and he also works as a guide and driver.

Olavi's pastimes include activities with pulse increasing activities, of course with salmon fishing in the summertime. Olavi believes salmon fishing is at its best in the morning; sipping morning coffee on the river, watching the sun rise and nature awaken is a truly relaxing experience.  Since he was a young boy, Olavi has been fishing the quiet waters of Lappea. He used to go fishing for grayling with his cousin in August until it got dark. Olavi’s enthusiasm for salmon fishing started in 1998, when he became hooked with his catch of a 17 kg salmon. You can contact Olavi at: olavi.petajaniemi@kylmamaa.fi

Marika

Marika

Marika came to work for the family business in August 2013. Having been brought up in an entrepreneurial family herself, she was never supposed to become an entrepreneur, but as the years went by, Marika changed her mind and returned back to work in the family business.  Years flew by living in southern Finland and abroad. She has a family of two children and a dog and most of her free time is spent outdoors with them.

Marika’s motto is that everything always works out for the best and everything has a purpose.

Marika is responsible for company sales and marketing, and her official title is Managing Director. 

Contact Marika by calling +358 50 327 27 88 or email marika.kylmamaa@kylmamaa.fi

Mauri

Mauri

Mauri started working as an entrepreneur in 1988, once work finished at the Rautuvaara Mine. In the beginning he ran a travel agency in connection with his wife’s Riitta-Liisa’s bookshop, later to expanding into activity programmes. Back in 1988 there were not that many activity programme enterprises in Ylläs. Mauri himself worked a number of years as a guide and over the years he has done a little less guiding work, but still works actively in the company, although officially he has reached the age of retirement.

Mauri still takes care of the financial administration and transportation of the company, a jack of all trades. His official title is Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Minna

Minna
I joined Kylmämaa in December 2017 for work experience during my wilderness and nature guide studies. I have always been a southerner, but the environment and people here made me decide to permanently relocate to Kolari in autumn 2018 and I started working full-time for Kylmämaa in November 2018. At the moment Minna is working at Kylmämaa when needed. 

Nature and its empowering effects have had such an impact on me, that I want our guests to experience the same. My free time is spent cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, fishing and taking photographs.

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