Dog Sledding Tours

Best Dog Sledding Tours in Iceland

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What is the best dog sledding tour?

The best dog sledding tour is this incredible two-hour Siberian husky dog sled sightseeing tour by the Myvatn Area, rated 5 out of 5 stars with more than 45 reviews. This tour allows you to shoot across the snow on a sled in one of Iceland’s most diverse and beautiful regions.
Another highly-rated dog sledding tour is the unforgettable three-hour dog sled tour with transfer service from Reykjavik. You get to meet the friendly dogs, witness beautiful Icelandic nature, and take an exhilarating ride on this tour.

Is it worth it to take a dog sledding tour in Iceland?

Absolutely, taking a dog sledding tour in Iceland is unquestionably worth it. The experience offers a unique blend of adrenaline-pumping adventure and breathtaking natural beauty, allowing you to traverse Iceland's pristine landscapes in an exhilarating and immersive way. The opportunity to interact with the well-trained sled dogs and witness the country's stunning scenery from a sled makes it a must-do activity for anyone seeking an unforgettable Icelandic adventure.

What is the cheapest dog sledding tour in Iceland?

If you love dogs but are not into the thrill of dog sledding, visit a dog sled kennel on an Icelandic farm in the Lake Myvatn Area that costs approximately 49 USD. Meet and play with the Siberian Huskies and learn about how dog-sledding works.

Do dog sledding tours in Iceland need snow? Are there dog sledding tours in the summer?

While dog sledding in the Icelandic winter is certainly a memorable experience, it's not the only way to experience the Icelandic countryside with these beautiful animals. This meet-on-location 45-minute dog sledding tour near Reykjavik uses a sled that can turn into a dog cart so that you can take a dog sled ride through the beautiful Icelandic countryside, even during summer.

Can anyone go dog sledding in Iceland? Is there an age limit?

The minimum age limit to participate in dog sledding is two years old. Children between 12 and 16 year-olds may be allowed to ride a sled independently based on the guide’s discretion. Those over 16 may operate sleds independently. Remember to always check the details of the individual dog sledding tour you are booking in Iceland.

What clothing should I wear for a dog sledding tour in Iceland?

Many dog sledding tours in Iceland will take place in winter, so make sure to bring warm layers of winter clothing, sturdy winter boots, a wind- and rainproof outer shell, a hat, gloves, and sunglasses. Contact your specific operator to see whether or not they provide overalls.

Do I have to be physically fit to participate in dog sledding?

Given the environment, dog sledding in Iceland can be somewhat demanding. Participants should be able to walk about a mile without becoming exhausted. Dog mushing is a sport and therefore requires physical participation. If you weigh over 100 kg (220 lbs), special arrangements will be made to accommodate you. Contact us at if you have any questions.

Do dog sledding tours in Iceland ever get cancelled due to poor conditions?

Yes, the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable, and this applies to dog sledding tours as well. In the event of blizzards or a severe storm, a tour might be cancelled. In these situations, you will be offered a refund or the option of rescheduling. Due to Iceland’s ever-changing weather patterns, a tour may be cancelled in advance of your booking or on the day.

Will I see Icelandic dogs on my sledding tour?

Although the Icelandic Sheepdog is a beloved breed, it is primarily a sheepdog. Siberian huskies, Greenlandic huskies, and Alaskan huskies will be the primary breeds you encounter on your sledding tour.

Can we bring treats for the huskies?

In general, feeding and providing treats is left to the kennel staff. However, certain providers may allow you to feed the dogs cookies at the end of the tour. Any treats given to the huskies is at the discretion of the tour provider.

Can we pet the huskies on our sledding tour?

Absolutely! Huskies, though incredibly energetic, are very loving and affectionate animals who love nothing more than to receive your appreciation.

Do the huskies enjoy pulling sleds?

Yes, the athletic huskies have, for generations, been born and bred to do just this! Husky sledding has long since been a tradition across most countries across the northern hemisphere arctic such as Greenland, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. In Iceland, dog-sledding is a rather new phenomenon and has recently gathered a lot of interest.
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