Dogsledding Iceland was founded in 1997 under the name Dog Stream Tours. It then changed over to Dogsledding Iceland in 2007 when the ownership was transferred to Siggi.
We are the only dog sledding tour operator that runs tours all year round in the South Coast of Iceland.
We have been operating from many different locations in Iceland (Langjökull, Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Hólmasel, Húsafell, Skálafell, among others) as for today we are operating nearby Reykjavík city.
It is a growing family owned business whose main focus is on the wellbeing of their dogs.
Dogsledding Iceland also participates in dog sledding/dog mushing competitions organised in Iceland.
The Dog Team
These dogs make our tours excel. We have +40 dogs total, including Alaskan husky, Greenlandic dog, Siberian huskies and few mixed breed dogs. All of our dogs are either bred at the kennel or adopted, and are loved as members of the family.
DogSledding Iceland only operates a few tours per day, so that the dogs never go close to their limit, changing the route everyday to keep them interested and motivated. All of the dogs are born at the kennel and spend many months living with the owners to socialize them. They are all very friendly, well-trained and well-behaved dogs.
Seeking experience mushers and handlers to work with the best Greenlandic and Alaskan huskies in the Land of Ice and Fire
Ability to lift up heavy objects
Must love dogs
Willingly on working outdoors in all weather conditions
Previous work with animals or guiding preferred. Driver’s license an asset. Staff housing is available. This is a non-smoking position.
Dog care/kennel duties – feeding, watering, cleaning, general maintenance (painting, repairs), changing or adding straw to dog houses, levelling gravel in the yard, dog first aid and medications, and working with owners to train puppies as well as pre-season fall training of teams.
Dogsled tours – run 1 hour tours, with up to 4 guests per trip. Provide excellent customer care while driving the dog teams with attention to the dogs' performance.
Trail grooming (cleaning and shovelling bumps) shifts are rotated through all guiding staff.
Driving trucks and/or truck towing a trailer may be required.
Provide excellent care for 40+ huskies in our outdoor kennel.
Feeding, watering, cleaning, general kennel maintenance, changing or adding straw to dog houses, dog first aid and medications, and working with owners to train puppies as well as pre-season fall training of teams.
Build/fix dog house, assist with vehicle maintenance and preparation for winter.
Gear preparation from winter to summer storage, and back for winter use.