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About Dog Sledding Tours in Iceland

Dog sledding tours allow for the unforgettable adventure of experiencing Iceland's landscapes from a sled led by Siberian and Greenlandic Huskies—and many tours will also allow you to intimately get to know these beautiful animals at the kennels.

1. What clothing do I wear for a sledding tour?

Make sure to bring warm layers of winter clothing, sturdy winter boots, a wind/rainproof outer shell, a hat, gloves and sunglasses. Contact your specific operator to see whether or not they provide overalls.

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

Participants should be able to walk a kilometre (0.6 mi) 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.

3. What is the age limit for dog sledding?

The minimum age limit is two years old. Children between 12 and 16 year olds may be allowed to ride a sled independently considering the guide’s discretion. Those over 16 may operate sleds independently.

4. Do you ever cancel tours due to poor conditions?

Yes, in case of a blizzard or a severe storm, a tour might be cancelled. In that case, you will be offered a refund or the option of rescheduling.

5. What type of dogs are used for sledding in Iceland?

Siberian Huskies, Greenlandic Huskies and Alaskan Huskies.

6. How many dogs pull a single sled?

Depending on the operator, five to six dogs will be used for a single rider. There are ten dogs to a two-person sled.

7. 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.

8. Can we pet the Huskies?

Absolutely!

9. Do the Huskies enjoy pulling sleds?

Yes, the athletic Huskies have, for generations, been born and bred to do just this!

10. How fast do the Huskies go?

The fastest dogs can run up to 20 km/h (12 mi/h). However, the average riding pace is around 10 km/h (6 mi/h).

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Sled Dog Ride Tour | Meet on Location

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Sled Dog Ride Tour | Meet on Location

Genuinely couldn't have had a better time! The tour guides were incredibly friendly and so passionate about their huskies. Meeting the beautiful huskies was unforgettable and then going for a ride was equally enjoyable! Cannot recommend this tour enough, if you love dogs and adventures this is perfect for you.

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