Sled Dog Ride Tour | Meet on Location

With their high energy, pack mentality, thick coats and strength, the dogs are perfectly adapted to pull dog sleds.
Travel like Greenlanders have for millennia with this dog sled tour.
Siberian huskies and Greenland dogs will be pulling your dog sled.
Iceland's winter landscapes are perfect for dog-sledding.
The dogs that pull the dog sleds are very friendly, and well used to new people.
The dogs on the dog sled tour are great with kids.
4.9
Based on 7 traveller reviews

Come along on a thrilling dog sled ride through the beautiful Icelandic countryside. Spend an hour racing across the landscape and cuddling up with these cute creatures. This tour is perfect for those eager to spice up their vacation with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

A short drive from Reykjavík city is the farm where you’ll get to meet the dogs and your musher. A musher is the dog sled operator; the word derives from the French word ‘Marche’ meaning ‘go’ or ‘run’, which is what mushers used to yell to make the dogs run faster.

The musher will share with you their passion of dog sledding and how they take care of these incredible creatures. They will also tell you everything there is to know about the dogs, the sled, the history and the environment around.

You will then get to meet the friendly dogs. The pack is mostly comprised of Greenland dogs, an ancient breed used by the Inuit people of Greenland to pull dog sleds and hunt for seals and polar bears.

In the pack, you’ll also find both Siberian and Alaskan huskies. This diverse combination of breeds gives the guests a well-rounded introduction to the world of sled dogs.

You will then mount the sled and whizz across the scenic countryside. Should you be travelling in the summertime or if the unpredictable weather is acting up and there is no snow, don’t worry. The musher will slap on a couple of wheels, and you've got yourself a dog cart. Snow or no snow, you will still be able to race around and have fun.

Halfway through your journey you will make a short stop so that you can enjoy the nature, take some great photos and give the dogs a good belly rub.

Don’t miss out on a unique and first-hand introduction to Iceland with the help of Greenland dogs. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Apr.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Dog sledding, Self drive
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30 10:30, 10:45, 11:45, 13:00,

You meet us at the departure location.
Please note that this tour operates from different locations just a short drive from Reykjavík (location cannot be chosen) You will receive in your voucher, a link to a page with the exact location and directions of how to get there.
Included:
  • Thermal suit or rain suit & gloves (if needed)

  • Meals and refreshments


What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing (dress in layers)

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Sunglasses are recommended

  • Camera


Good to know:

Please note that you must weigh 95 kg or less and be physically fit for this tour (BMI lower than 30). It is also not suitable for pregnant women.

To get to the farm in the winter, a 4x4 is recommended.

The Icelandic weather is unpredictable. Snow cannot be guaranteed. In the case of no snow, the tour will operate on dry land, using a cart with wheels.

Please note that this tour operates from different locations, all depending on Mother Nature. You will be contacted by the provider with the exact location and directions of how to get there prior to your tour.

Remember to check your spam email. We send important automated messages regarding your tour and our location (also available on your voucher once you finish the booking)



Reviews

Average rating 4.9 / Number of reviews 7

Un lieu magnifique. Un temps radieux malgre le froid. Une equipe au top. Des chiens calins et adorables. Nous avons adore cette activite que nous conseillons fortement

Awesome experience, recommend as was the highlight of our holiday and so enjoyable

Amazing experience and would definitely recommend! The mushers are great and the dogs are the absolute best!!! Definitely worthwhile.

A very lovable experience with the huskies! Truly an enjoyable ride. Also, the mushers were really nice, highly recommend this to anyone, especially dog lovers! :D

Love it! Love it! And love it! Dogs are super friendly and cute! they love to run and each has own personalities. Guides were telling us cute stories and facts. Amazing.

Such an amazing experience oh my god!!! Dress very warm. The doggies are soooo cute and adorable and friendly. Beautiful! Guides were amazing, too! I loved our specific guide, Klara.

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