About Pyhä Safaris
We are premium adventure, snowmobile rental and safari provider with long history in the tourism- and snowmobile business going back as far as to 1970s. Our staff is well trained and certified to serve you and your company. it is absolutely our privilege to make your trip unforgettable. we don’t just do our job, we also enjoy doing it as much as you will enjoy being part of it.
~ we own most of our equipment (no leased snowmobiles)
~ we are capable of taking large groups if needed
~ family owned and operated
~ new modern building with very comfortable dressing areas
~ we are friendly and educated, all of us speak English
~ entrepreneurs for more than 25 years
~ served tourists for more than 25 years
~ if you have more questions you can always e-mail, call or visit us.
Business history: Our roots in entrepreneurship go way back, as matter of fact we are at least 3rd or who knows how many generations of entrepreneurs. Our immediate family has managed gas stations, restaurants, car dealer ships, camping area, race teams, etc..
History: Company was founded by Raimo and Sinikka Haikonen with great help from their sons. Raimo and his family arrived in Kemijarvi in seventies to start a family business. Later on Raimo was very active localy and started several other businesses also, but at the start of 2000’s, his interest for motors and snowmobiling started Pyhä Safaris. Father Raimo has always loved all kinds of sports and outdoors, he has competed in speed skating, rally racing, motor cycles, snowmobiles, etc…
Mother Sinikka was actually the force behind this business, she pretty much took care of most of the rental and safari business. Sinikka always loved outdoors, since she was the finnish slalom champ in early 70:ties.
The oldest son Toni Haikonen has driven and raced snowmobiles and motorcycles since childhood, He raced for total of 20 years. 12 years in Europe and 8 years in USA. Toni won ESPN X Games, European, Finnish, USA Championships in snowmobile snowcross.
Younger brothers Timo and Tommi are very active outdoors also, they like snowmobiling, snow boarding, fishing, hiking and mountain biking etc… Tommi is now taking care of the business. We are very happy to be working with visitors and helping them experience the beauty of our nature. We believe its the most rewarding when we can make people happy and relaxed with our service knowing that everybody is also safe.