Visit a Dog Sled Kennel on an Icelandic Farm | Lake Mývatn Area

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Visit Heiði farm in the Lake Mývatn area of northern Iceland to see how a real working dog sled kennel operates and to meet the playful pups who do the important work! 

Snow Dogs Un-chained Kennel is glad to welcome you. There are 20-25 Siberian Husky sled dogs here for you to say hello to! Siberian Huskies are known for their triangular ears, curled tails strong builds and resilient personalities, which make them an ideal breed for pulling a sled. 

You will see how the dogs live in their kennel and learn how the dog sledding tours operate, as well as the training and care which goes to the dogs. They start pulling loads as little as six months and the lead dog is given special education to be able to guide the whole team.  

Dog sleds have been used for hundreds of years in areas with ice and snow as the best way to get around. The dogs are valued companions who are dedicated to their jobs and will keep running even when tired. Not that we at Snow Dogs would ever let the dogs get tired or hungry! The dogs are like family.

The dogs are free to roam the kennel and are penned up as little as possible. They love to be outside all the time, but when the weather is very bad, they are kept indoors.

In Iceland, it's best to be prepared for all conditions. The dogs have thick coats which keep them warm in even the worst weather the North Atlantic can dish out. 

These sled dogs are friendly and love all the attention they get. And a good belly rub is their favorite! There will be plenty of time to take pictures of you and your family with your favorite sled dog. 

Visit a pack of sled dogs and make a new friend! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: Easy
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 14:00

Departure location:
Heiði Farmstead
  • 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, contact Snow Dogs by e-mail:


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!

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