Sjusjøen Husky Tours was formed in 2014 by Leif Tore and Ida, and their team of very talented people and dogs are growing rapidly. Today we have a total of 90 alaska huskies. They all live in Åsmarka about 20 minutes away from Sjusjøen, where all the dogs also have their own little houses.
Leif Tore Lie
Leif Tore was born in Øyer in Gudbransdalen and grew up with dogs since was a little child. He is educated and has experience as an industrial mechanic, specialised in plate/welding/steel structure and has been running his own company where he eventually included dog sledding. He got his first alaskan malamute about 14 years ago, participated two times in Gausdal Marathon 100km as the first ever with a sled consisting of pure Alaskan Malamutes. In 2018 he was number 3 in Gausdal Marathon 200km with working alaska huskies from Sjusjøen Husky Tours.
In October 2015 a documentary was made about Leif Tore, (English subtitles).
Ida Nilseng grew up in Lillahammer, and has a degree in Business & Management and a lot of experience in tourism marketing. She is the one taking care of all the bookings, and the one you will likely be in touch with if you decide to come and join us!
She is normally also to be found up in the mountains welcoming you as you get there, making sure everything is running as it should. If you have any questions about anything, do not hesitate to ask her!
Ida has also grown up with dogs, currently has two golden retrievers and two Icelandic horses which is her passion outside of working hours.
And all of our dogS:
A total of 95 dogs, some of them puppies. All of them with their own little houses in Åsmarka. They are well trained, and some of them join races. Running and training a lot throughout the year is what they love more than anything and makes them incredibly happy. And they are all very sociable and love to be cuddled, so do not hesitate to say hi if you come visit us!
Lona is the real boss of Sjusjøen Husky Tours. You will find her in the cabin in Sjusjøen, likely close to the campfire, making sure everyone are served and happy. She will not hesitate helping you in case you have trouble finishing your food, although she tends to put on weight and Ida keeps telling her to watch her diet..