Dog Sledding Tours | Guide to Iceland

Dog Sledding Tours
Embark on the ultimate arctic adventure with a dog sledding tour through Iceland’s stunning wilderness. Behind a pack of Siberian and Greenlandic Huskies, you will experience an ancient and thrilling mode of travelling while witnessing the astonishing wild terrains of Iceland’s natural landscapes.

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Frequently asked questions

What clothing should I wear for a dog 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.

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.

What is the age limit for participating in dog sledding?

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.

Do you ever cancel dog sledding tours due to poor conditions?

Yes, in case 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.

What type of dogs are used for sledding in Iceland?

Siberian Huskies, Greenlandic Huskies and Alaskan Huskies.