Nature is my passion.
Sharing the joy
with others, 
is truly inspiring!

I love traveling, meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds and exploring the great outdoors. 

The idea to start my own company came about in 2014 when I hiked solo across the bush of South Island in New Zealand. Over 1400 km of tramping, nurturing and strengthening my nature connection and realizing it was what I wanted to do with my life - take people to nature to find their own connection. After few years of travelling and living abroad I moved back to Finland and started wilderness guide studies in Lapland. I also did a wonderful Yoga teacher training in Spain. The yin and yang - balance with adventure and nurturing - in my mind a winning combination especially in the middle of wild nature.

Lapland has been my home for almost 15 years. While working for hotels, regional marketing, national parks and tourism projects, I did nature excursions and longer hikes all along. After moving back to Finland from Australia, I knew that North with real winters, changing seasons and large wilderness areas is the place where I want to be guiding. North is where my soul belongs. Nature here is powerful, wise and old. So is the culture.

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As a guide your safety is a priority to me. I won't take clients to places unsafe or inappropriate to be. I might gently push you to reach beyond your comfort to something new, but that only happens when I see you have an urge to go there too.

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The reason I started Trail Tailor is to share this pure and exciting place with you. I warmly welcome you to explore the mythical North, the land of extremes with Trail Tailor and shout out loud woo-hoo!

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Suga, an energetic mix breed, is happy to join us on adventure if you like dog company. She's an experienced outdoor adventurer despite her young age.

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Tuija Laitakari, Trail Tailor entrepreneur 
Qualified wilderness guide, yoga teacher, nature enthusiast and always ready for new adventures
Motto: Let's do it!
Favorite time of year: Now
Favorite dessert(s): Lemon meringue  pie, salmiakki and anything chocolate 
Motivation: Teaching new skills - seeing people try and learn something new is very inspiring 
Favorite place to sleep: out in nature

 

Best ways to contact: 

email: tuija@trailtailor.fi

phone: +358400767089