Handler at Holmen Husky Lodge

- We are looking for a new team member

Could you be our next Kennel Handler

Holmen Husky Lodge is a small tourism company that offers guests from all over the world nature-based experiences all year round through dog sledding, northern light chases, extraordinary overnight stays and local food. In the past year, we have been working to establish our new profile and strengthened our digital presence through strategic campaigns and storytelling - at the same time as we have handled thousands of international guests.

A passion for nature and dog sledding sit at Holmen Husky Lodge’s heart, and the founder and owner Eirik Nilsen has finished Finnmarkslopet 14 times over the years and won it 3 times. It’s been several years since Holmen was a racing kennel – but we are now looking to change that. In this context we are now looking for someone with experience from dog sledding who’s hungry and motivated to train and race Alaskan huskies.


  • Work as the Operations Managers "right hand" with the further development of Holmen as a competition and tourist kennel.
  • Main responsibility for the kennel - this implies an overview of approx. 100 Alaskan huskies wellness and development together with a team of 6 guides.
  • Preparation of teams for guests and training schedules.
  • Help and assist inexperienced team members on how to handle the dogs in general.
  • Guiding guests on short and longer dog sledding trips.
  • Get acquainted with the company's booking system.

We Offer:

  • 3 year contract with the chance to attend races every season (all expenses covered by Holmen)
  • 1st season 2019-20: Beaskades 300
  • 2nd season 2020-21: Beaskades 300 & Pasvik Trail (FL500 depending on the team and handler)
  • 3rd season 2021-22: Finnmarkslopet (FL500 or FL1200 depending on the team and handler)

  • Board and lodging plus monthly salary
  • A car shared with the other guides
  • Work phone

How To Apply

To apply, send an application letter to post@holmenhusky.no with CV. In the application letter you write why you want to work with us and what conditions you have to succeed as a Kennel Handler.

Please contact tel. +47 414 78 400 if you have any questions.

We compensate with competitive pay and working conditions, and the flexibility to influence your own working day.

Application deadline and date of commencement: Immediately with accession on an ongoing basis.