Visit a Dog Sled Kennel on an Icelandic Farm | Lake Myvatn Area
Meet the incredible Siberian Huskies who pull sleighs through the Icelandic snowscapes. This tour is a must for animal lovers, as it is simply an opportunity to meet and play with some of the friendliest animals in the country.
You will start this tour by heading to the Snow Dogs Unchained Kennel at the farm Heiði, where at least twenty sled dogs are waiting for you to greet them. They are all friendly and used to visitors, and love the attention you will bring; you will have plenty of opportunities to take some photographs with them and give them a good belly-rub.
Siberian Huskies have a very gentle nature and are great with children. They are also some of the world’s most beautiful dogs, with their thick fur coat, perked up ears, and intelligent faces.
While you play with the animals, you will learn about how dog-sledding works, and how the Siberian Husky came to be an ideal breed for it. You will see the amount of care and training that goes into the dogs, but also the amount of respect for them; the dogs here get plenty of attention, rest and food so that they are always happy to do their jobs.
Sled dogs have, over thousands and thousands of years, been bred to excel at what they do and to enjoy it. Huskies have a high amount of strength, energy, and resilience, resistance to cold conditions, and a highly ingrained pack mentality, making them perfect for the job.
Because of these traits, the dogs enjoy being outside, and are free to roam around the farm whenever the weather outside allows; they can handle almost any conditions but are taken into the kennels for their comfort during storms.
Enjoy the company of Siberian Huskies, and learn all about their history and training. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: Oct. - Jun.
- Duration: 1 hour
- Activities: Dog sledding
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
Myvatn is a beautiful lake with many small islands in the north of Iceland, the fourth largest lake in the country. Along with its surrounding area, the lake is one of Iceland's most amazing natural attractions.
Some of the islands in Myvatn are pseudocraters, formed by steam explosions. The lake has rich birdlife and more species of ducks than anywhere else in the world. As for vegetation, it is one of the few places in the world that grows Marimo, also known as Cladophora ball, Lake ball, or Moss Balls in English, a species of filamentous green algae (Chlorophyta).
The Myvatn nature baths are also renowned throughout the world, a perfect place to relax, surrounded by breathtaking landscape.
Close to the lake is Dimmuborgir, a fascinating area of dramatic and chaotic lava. Norwegian symphonic metal band Dimmu Borgir takes its name from the the lava field, and it continues to inspire travellers from all over the world.
The Myvatn area is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. Don´t miss it!
Departure time : 14:00
Visit to the Snow Dogs kennel
An expert trainer/Musher to answer your questions
What to bring:
Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or cold weather
Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking
Good to know:
If you would like to book large groups or a private tour, please contact us.
Mok Bao Ren Clarence
Booking was changed last minute by us. Missed the email from the company saying that they could not accommodate the tour. However, when we reached, something was arranged for us so that the tour could go on. Thumbs up for the customer service! Highly recommended. Will definitely go for the dog sledding next time round back in Iceland!