There is no way any dog lover would pass on the opportunity of hanging out with some very majestic and glorious Siberian huskies and ride a fun and happening dog sled because who doesn’t love a dog? We know – no one, except may the very few people who are allergic to dogs. If you are one of us who adore dogs and would love to spend a little bit of time unwinding in the beautiful mountains of Iceland, beautiful white snow, and the friendly but huge huskies then this dog sledding tour is the perfect fit for you. Filled with fun, excitement, a lot of laughter, and probably some dog cuddles. So, lace-up your hiking shoes and get on with this amazing dog sledding tour with us and make memories for your probable vacation in Iceland slam book.
About the Destinations
This dog sledding tour will take place near the outskirts of the capital in the north – Akureyri and the Lake Mývatn area. Both these places are the gems of the northern parts of the country and are known for their undeniable charm, beauty, and significance that they hold for the country itself. It is the second-largest city in the country, Akureyri is the heart of the north and there is almost nothing that you wouldn’t get to do here in this town. From being one of the top places to ski, the town is popular for its horseback riding, whale watching, turf houses, gardens, museums, churches, the famous beer bath, swimming pools, and many more things. Most of all, the city and the surrounding areas is a popular place for activities like dog sledding that is not as much available in other parts of the country. Lake Mývatn is one of the main destinations on the Diamond Circle of the land of ice and fire. Spread across 36.5 kilometers, this area is filled with geological formations that are incredibly beautiful and worth experiencing in every possible way. From geothermal areas, craters, spring caves, volcanoes, incredibly fauna and flora, and many different rock formations.
The tour will begin near our husky kennel farm located between the lake Mývatn area and Akureyri. The huskies that will row your sled live here on the farm and you will get to meet them here. One sled takes on two people at a time which is pulled by 8-10 huskies at a time. Once you are familiarized with the route and the tour plan and get on with the overalls that are required for the ride, you will continue with the ride. This scenic ride will last for about 45-70 minutes depending upon how many picture-stops you make on the way and the rest of the things. We will cover almost 6-10 kilometers on the sled. Depending on the conditions of the snow, we may even travel to higher grounds that are more probable to have snow. A musher will accompany you on the ride and will explain all about dealing with the dogs, their nature, and how to treat them to the best of times. If you are interested and get the hang of it, you can even get to mush the sled in place of the musher. This tour will be all about trying new things and experiencing everything in a new way.
Once we are done with the sledding part of the tour, you are free to travel to the kennel with the rest of the crew and spend a little time cuddling and playing with the huskies that made your sledding party easy and enjoyable. Take a few more pictures, play around with other dogs and get to know more about them. The trip will end here and you can head back to the town afterward. The tour will last for about 2-2.5 hours including the time that you spend at the kennel. The tour is accessible to all including tourists with limited mobility, limited eyesight as well as wheelchair users.
What to bring
- Dress according to weather
- Waterproof outdoor clothing
- Warm clothes
- Warm Socks
- Good outdoor shoes
- Camera (optional)
We provide you with overalls on the base ourselves which are important to complete the sledding tour. However, it is up to you to dress up in warm layers as suggested above so that you are safe from the cold weather and high winds. Also, pack a small snack for the day that you will be able to enjoy when surrounded by the beautiful white snow.
Good to know
- This Dog Sledding Tour is accessible for those with limited mobility, limited eye sight.
- The tour is Wheelchair accessible.
- Lunch is not included in the tour. You can send us an email if you would like recommendations on restaurants in the area; firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are more then 100 kg. you have to let us know in advance so we can make necessary arrangements.
- The Dog Sledding tour is not suitable for pregnant women.
- If there is lack of snow we will move the tour to higher grounds if possible. We will inform our guest where the new location is the day before departure. If we need to cancel our tours we refund them 100%.
- Sometimes the dogs get very loud when we are about to leave for the Dog sled ride, they are just excited and want to run not wait.
- Pick up is not included in the tour – you will have to meet us at our location.
- Cancellation policy:
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before event
We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 45 days or less before event