“This is the way of life I chose for myself - living at one with nature gives me so much joy and energy.”
Tinja had tried her hand at the bustling city life, but it was nature that would always be her true calling.
Before long she had traded in her concrete surroundings for the pristine beauty of Lapland, living and working with her beloved huskies.
Today she spends her time giving others a taste of her life, taking them on sled safaris and introducing them to the natural world that has become her life and passion.
Photographer: Konsta Leppanen for the Guardian.