Dog Sledding Tour Near Reykjavik| Meet on Location

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Reykjavík
Duration
1,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, French
Available
Nov. - May.
Minimum age:
6 years old

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.

Included

Thermal suit or rain suit & gloves (if needed)
45 minute husky ride
Photo breaks

Activities

Dog sledding

Attractions

South Coast

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 vehicle is recommended (not mandatory)during wintertime.

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.

Important automated messages regarding your tour and the tour location is sent prior to your excursion, so remember to check your spam folder. Please note that the price shown in the booking system updates once you have selected the date. This tour requires you to rent a car.

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