In 1997, your hosts, Birgit Homburg and Bruno Spett, have started to run a Husky- and Reindeerfarm in Merasjärvi
a small – 15 inhabitants counting – village in Swedish Lapland, 90 km east of Kiruna.
German by origin, Birgit had travelled the Scandinavian countries several times in the 1980s.
Overwhelmed and captured by the rough beauty of the often still untouched nature, she decided to stay in Lapland in 1988.
Bruno grew up in Merasjärvi and still lives in his parent’s house.
Until about 1970, life in Merasjärvi was generally about agriculture and forestry. Today, the old barns are housing not more than snowmobiles.
Starting a Huskyfarm seemed a consequent response to the changing structure, since badly treaded sleddogs came to Birgit & Bruno´s home .
The dogs of Huskykompaniet work in winter and grow their cubs over the summer.Both, Bruno and Birgit, have established very special relationships with their dogs
and try to keep them in a very nice way: Their dogs do not know chains, they all have individual kennels, and they often get the chance to run about.
People, interested in nature and dogs, are offered a varied programme with accomodation in a wilderness camp and tours and trips with the Huskies or snowmobiles into other parts of the region.