About us

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

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Alaskan Huskies
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Greenlandic Dogs
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Siberian Huskies

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.

Alaskan husky

The most commonly used dog in dog sled racing, the latest version of the sled dog.

Mix breed, hound and pointer mix, and husky types or combination these.

These dogs are not as sturdy as some of the other sled dogs, because of shorter coat the cannot endure the same cold temperatures,  their paws are not as ruff and therefore need booties

Their shorter coat is an advantage, because when performing at this high pace, a double coat would make them overheat easily, short coat therefore helps them keep their temperature down. But since they are not as big as the other sled dogs, they are not as strong either; therefore you need to use more of these dogs.

Average running pace 13- 16km/h

59th most popular breed. 9 different colors.

Origin United States 

Racing dogs

Aka: The Ferrari

Greenlandic dog

One of the oldest dog breeds in the world they have been working for over 7000 years with the Inuit people.

Born and raised to pull heavy loads

Made to withstand the toughest weather on the planet,  temperatures down to -60C, hurricane force winds, nothing bothers them.

Average running pace 8 to 10km/h

Can pull 2- 3 time its own body weight

4 different colors.

Origin Greenland and Denmark  

Freight dogs

Aka: The Tractors

Siberian husky

The breed was recognized as sled dog after they saved a village in None where they brought a serum to save the children from difteria, before that they were called “Siberian Rats” due to their size of 40–50 lb (18–23 kg) smaller than other sled dogs

They are kind of a middle size sled dog and have great ability to handle the cold

They can not bark – they have a broken voice

Average running pace 10 – 13km/h

12th most popular breed. 6 different colors.

Origin Siberia 

Popular sled dog

Aka: The show dogs 

Careers

Seeking experience mushers and handlers to work with the best Greenlandic and Alaskan huskies in the Land of Ice and Fire

  • Strength

    Ability to lift up heavy objects

  • Heart

    Must love dogs

  • Outdoor

    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 Musher

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.

Dog Handler

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.

Wanna apply? Contact us