Our guides

Christof "Huck" Middeke

Swimhiking in North Karelia
Swimhiking in North Karelia

Born 1979, Huck is the founder of NordicByNature.

He is specialised in nature connection, survival& wilderness skills and sustainability/nature education and has many years of experience in teaching professional rope access techniques.

After getting to know the army as an airborne medic, he traveled the world and studied Ethnology, Religions and Geography at university. 

He has a special interest in native skills, rites of passage and the interaction/communication between humans with each other and the rest of nature.


"Nature is the only place on earth. It is my home and within me. Feeling this makes me a messenger, activist and warrior.

Respectful life outdoors has taught me a lot more than indoor life ever could; mainly happiness, hope and the benefit of caring."

Some of Huck's qualifications:
W.G.A.-guide Level II, Boreal
Wilderness Guide IWV

Canoe guide
Rafting guide
Rope Work Supervisor

ERCA Adventure Park Rescuer
Wilderness First Responder


Jaakko "Korpijaakko" Heikka

Packrafting the Poroeno river in Finnish Lapland
Packrafting the Poroeno river in Finnish Lapland
Jaakko is an outdoor enthusiast and qualified guide spesialiszed but not limited to lightweight hiking, packrafting and winter/Artic expeditions and survival. Jaakko prefers the barren and remote Northern wilds but also enjoys the forested woodlands of Eastern Finland.

Miika Juvonen

A guide from eastern Finland, born in 1977. First memories of outdoor life and camping are from the eighties. Fishing as a hobby started about 30 years ago and hunting about 20 years ago. Most of the knowledge is from forest woodlands and willing to learn more. As work guiding experience is from white water rafting.

Canoe guide
Rafting guide


Having found my professional passion in and through nature, I've spent the last several years in joyful celebration of the endless forms most beautiful. Along the way, I've also picked up a few professional proficiencies. My academic background as a specialized cultural researcher has served me well in seeing through the limitations of our techno-industrial culture. My current professional focus is on cultivating natural awareness, by which I mean a living, breathing, reciprocal relationship with both our internal landscapes as well as the more-than-human ecology around us.

Natural Awareness is an everyman's right!




Wilderness and Nature Guide (Vocational College Lappia)

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (Wilderness Medical Associates)

Kamana Naturalist Training Program (on-going training) (Wilderness Awareness School)

Teacher of Kalevalaic Heritage and Nature Meditation (Johannes Setälä Centre)

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. in History) (University of Eastern Finland)