All our tours are offered with and without transfer (optional for additional cost) you need to choose that option when making your reservation
OPTION 1: RENT A CAR
Tour option DOG 1
Our location is within one hour from Reykjavik city and includes asphalt and gravel road (no F roads).
It is easy to get to us if you follow the map and directions from our “Where to go” page.
Due to fast changing road conditions in the winter (from November through April), we recommend 4×4 vehicle (no responsibility will be taken if you are not able to make it to the meeting point without a 4×4 at this period)
From May to October our location is accessible by any kind of vehicle.
Here you can see the road conditions – it is good to check on them before you start driving.
Always make sure to leave early enough to have time to drive carefully to our location, estimate longer driving time if snow/ frost/ strong rain/ wind/ fog is affecting the roads.
OPTION 2: BOOK A TOUR INCLUDING A TRANSFER
Stress- free! Our professional driver guide drives you through the beautiful Icelandic roads and share their knowledges about their country. You will be transported in a mini van with a maximum of 12 passengers
Note that we need a minimum of 4 participants (adults) to arrange a transfer (Notice we gather 4 or more passengers into a group).
If your group is smaller than 4 adults, it is possible to open the tour for you to book.However, if within 2 weeks prior to the date, we have not reach the minimum of 4 adults requested we would have to cancel the departure.
You would then receive a 100% refund. Unless you are willing to book a private transfer service.
It is possible to request to be picked up elsewhere than in Reykjavík but contact us before booking for a private transfer quote – If you plan to stay in Reykjavik but haven’t booked accommodation yet, it is ok to contact us later to confirm the pick up place
PRICE LIST transfer only:
Transfer DOG 1: 14.600 isk pp / Transfer DOG 1 + Golden Circle: 24.600 isk pp
Transfer from/to Keflavik airport / Grindavik (Blue lagoon) to Reykjavik (on way): 18.000 isk pp (+ 3.600isk pp from the 6th passenger)
Pick up from Reykjavik to Holmasel: 58.400isk (+ 14.600 isk pp from 5th passenger)
Including drop off in Reykjavik
Pick up from: Hotel Ranga to Holmasel : 78.000isk (+ 19.500 isk pp from 5th passenger)
Including drop off at Hotel Ranga
Include the Golden circle for an additional 18.000isk ( + 24.000 isk pp from 5th passenger)
Private driver for the day: 108.000isk ( + 27.000 isk pp from 5th passenger)
OPTION 3: USE A PUBLIC TRANSFER
There is no public transportation to our location.
OPTION 4: BOOK A TAXI
Not recommended by us. To use as a very last resort.
Price variable depending on “who” you are asking to, but roughly the same cost as a private transfer with us (for a minimum of 4passengers) beware of the non english speaking driver.
- Get a fixed price for the drive
- Give the map to the driver here
- Get the driver to wait for you on the location
- Make sure to leave early enough to get to us on time
We are only operating a one hour tour
- DOG 1 without transfer
This tour is easy and accessible to everyone within the fitness requirements mentioned in step 1
This is our cheapest tour and you will need to rent a car to get to us (note some part of the year a 4×4 is mandatory)
Recommended with children
2. DOG 1 including transfer from Reykjavik
This tour is easy and accessible to everyone within the fitness requirements mentioned in step 1
On this tour you will be picked up and dropped off by your hotel reception, this is a stress free tour.
If you are not comfortable driving on gravel road, snowy, icy roads we recommend you this option
3. DOG 1 including transfer from Reykjavik and Golden circle
This tour is easy and accessible to everyone within the fitness requirements mentioned in step 1, we do not recommend this tour to young children due to the length of it.
On this tour you will combine activity and attraction on just one day, ideal if you are staying for a short time in Iceland and want to see as much as possible.
You will be picked up and dropped off by your hotel reception, and taken around the Golden circle. This is a stress free tour.
First of all Dog Sledding is a sport
Not just for the dogs but also for the musher and any other person involved. It´s an outdoor activity which means it is very much dependant on the weather and conditions outside, and we work with live animals. Part of what makes this sport so amazing is that every single run is different. The snow conditions are different, the weather is different, it´s a different day for the dogs, you might take out a team in a different setup than usual. There is no ‘’normal’’.
Any musher worth his while, will help his dogs if the conditions dictate this. This means that in warm temperatures, through deep snow, breaking trails, going up hills and other difficult terrain we are helping out the dogs as much as we can. As a passenger booking the tour you are also expected to participate in this when necessary. This is part of dogsledding.
Dogsledding accommodates persons of virtually any fitness level (BMI below 30) calculate here you BMI. However, if you are seriously out-of-shape (for example, if you find walking a mile to be exhausting), then our trips may be too challenging.
If you have basic fitness (that is, if you could walk 2-3 miles without much difficulty), then you’d enjoy our short trips.
If you’re moderately fit or better (and could handle, for example, a 5-mile walk), then you’d enjoy all our trips.
We’re happy to accommodate various health conditions and disabilities upon request.
Our weight limit is set by the sled manufacturer (breaking point at 100kg)
We are working in Iceland on difficult uneven terrain, therefore our sled take a lot of beatting, flexing in the curves and side slops.
We can’t guarantee safety on the ride if we go above this, therefore we have set our weight limit to 95kg/ 210lbs/ 15stones per person to guarantee safety on tours
We do have some flexibly when the tours are operated on Dry-land
Dogsledding is NOT suitable during pregnancy
We recommend children to be at least 6 years old to join our dog Sledding tour.
The most suitable tour with young children is the short day tour: Amazing 1h tour / DOG 1
The most suitable months are April and August through November (least cold temperatures).
Contact us prior booking to see if you are eligible for an exception.
Our tours can get sold out many months in advance, therefore we recommend to book far upfront
Once you have choose your trip, you will find an online booking system at the bottom of the tour page
Green means available, red means sold out and white means doggies day off
If there is no availability for the trip you are looking for you can check on other tours but be sure to always choose a tour that is suitable for you.
If you do not find any availability that means we are sold out and the best thing to do is to check our website once in a while for cancellation
We are the only professional Dog Sledding company located in Reykjavik area/ South Iceland, any other advertisment about dog Sledding are from our resellers.
We take usually 12 participants per tour
The group of 12 is either divided on 3 sleds/ karts with 4participants on each.
If you are a group of 5 of small size we can (sometimes depending on the conditions) take you all together on the same sled/ kart – if not we will split your group.
If you are a group of 3 we will most likely take you all together on the same sled/kart, however it can happen that we need to split up your group.
If you are a couple, you can expect to share your sled/kart with another couple (we also offer private sled/kart option for an additional cost, upon request – request should be made in advance to guarantee availability)
If you are a single person you will ride with other people.
We can accommodate larger groups depending on the participants sizes, we however recommend to contact us far in advance to guarantee availability
If you are a larger group than 4- 5 you will be split up over 2 or more sleds/kart
Dog Sledding without the cold toes 😉
What do you do when there’s no snow?
You slap a couple wheels on that sled, some seats and in front a steering wheel and a handbrake call it a
dog kart and hit the road. Dog-powered vehicles might not be the most efficient way to travel, but it’s probably the cutest.
Check out here our Dry-land video, ultimate experience for dog lovers!
Most of our review are for the Dry-land tour, here are a few Dry-land reviews from Trip Advisor:
When we were researching on Iceland, we knew that Dog Sledding is one of the things that we have to do “snow” or “no snow”. I am glad we did it. My husband and I love dogs of all shapes and sizes so Dog Sledding was something we could not say no to. “Dogsledding Iceland” made it so easy and flexible for us because they have so many options to choose from. They have musher of the day package and also a basic sledding package. We opted for the basic sledding package because of lack of time and budget constraint. When we reached their farm, we were made to feel welcome by the crew and the dogs alike. Though we had taken only the sledding package, our musher told us all about mushing, introduced us to each dog and we spent a considerable time with all the dogs. The dogs are as friendly as the Icelandic people. They are strong but very affectionate. In fact the mushers were also very affectionate towards the animals which I really admired. Our musher who was from Holland told us some really funny stories about the dogs and kept us entertained throughout. His passion for mushing and love for dogs is an inspiring story in itself. Since there was no snow, the sledding was done on the grass but it was fun nonetheless. It reminded me of my carefree childhood days and school vacations. The smell of dogs, the bumpy ride and the warmth of canine love filled our hearts with joy. It is something that I will remember forever. I will most definitely recommend this activity to everyone who loves dogs and still has a child inside. It is a must do for people of all ages. My best wishes to the entire team including the dogs and I wish I could spend a whole day with the dogs at the farm rolling in the grass.
You are welcome to bring your camera on the ride and in the kennel.
Small camera are more convenient to carry.
A break half way through the ride is organised to take the pose with your team.
The clothing are very important for you to enjoy your experience.
Do not neglect your personal comfort specially in winter season.
This is what we recommend you to wear all year round:
Long under layer
Warm clothes as a woolen/flies sweater
Warm and waterproof outfit (pant and jacket)
Waterproof shoes that go above the ankle like boots or hiking boots
Accessories: Sunglasses, ski goggles, hat, gloves
Be dressed up as you were going skiing, but warmer as you might not be exercising during the ride while seating
You can easily buy all this clothing in Iceland and keep them as a souvenir
All of this clothing will also be useful during your trip to Iceland
Here is a link to a place to rent outdoor clothings from Reykjavik
For the ride we can provide you with thermal isolated suits or rain suits to wear over your clothing if it is needed.
The isolated suit will protect you from the cold and keep your clothing away from dog hairs, but you also need to wear warm clothing under to create a good base.
We can provide woolen gloves to keep you warm, we have spare hats and scarfs if needed
Full payment is required to make a reservation.
After making your reservation in our online booking system, you will be directed to a secured payment page VALITOR for the payment.
Payment can be made by Visa, Maestro and MasterCard.
The price is shown in Icelandic Krona, your bank will automatically make the conversion into your own currency when doing the transaction through you credit card. Additional bank fees might occur.
Minimum age 6years old:
Due to the fact that this is an outdoor activity and weather can not be controlled, we recommend children to be at least 6 years old to join our dog Sledding tour.
Minimum age 4years old:
Younger children down to 4 years old are welcome on our tours DOG 1 without transfer from April to September (warmest time of the year).
Despite the expected “warmer weather”, children must be properly dressed in warm outdoor clothing to enjoy the ride.
We offer discount for kids up to 11years old
You can join any tour as long as someone else has already booked 2seats.
If you can’t find any open tour let us know the tour you would like the most (with or without transfer) and the dates you are available for it.
We will contact you has soon as we have a reservation for the tour
The months of the year when we could have snow are December to end of April.
Please be aware that we offer experience with sled dogs – in any case we CAN NOT guarantee it to be on SNOW even in the winter.
Only Make a reservation if you are keen with DRY-LAND experience (click on the link to see the video)
We do not allow any visits while we are operating; our dogs interact with people during the tour and really enjoy this attention.
We recommend you to keep an eye on the website for cancellation, short notice cancellation do happen.
We are also publishing on our Facebook page the last-minute cancelation: https://www.facebook.com/dogsledtours.iceland/
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