Experience the ancient Inuit tradition of dog sledding on a 2-hour journey to the backcountry near Ilulissat.
Sled dogs have been used for thousands of years by Greenlanders as the primary mode of transportation during Winter. Many hunters still utilise these tough working dogs as they are able to reach places that a snowmobile cannot, and to nurture the special bond that has been formed over centuries of working together.
Your experience begins with a transfer out to an area of “dog town”, where you will be greeted by a symphony of howling dogs and your musher (dogsled driver). Your guide (or musher) will give you a safety briefing and show you how to sit on the sledge correctly before you head off on your dogsled adventure.
During the tour, the icebergs and spectacular landscape around Ilulissat will provide you with endless photo opportunities, and there will be plenty of time to stop and stretch your legs with a hot drink. The snow conditions and the sledge tracks will determine the exact route for the tour, but no matter where you go, the experience of sledding behind a pack of dogs will be an unforgettable experience.
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Please remember that Greenlandic sled dogs are working animals. You should keep your distance when arriving at “dog town” until the musher shows you which dogs are safe to pet.
The dogsled driver might not be able to speak English or Danish. If this is the case, the safety briefing will be given by the guide before you head off. During the tour, the musher will communicate with gestures and perhaps a few words. It's amazing how much can be communicated this way!
If you book the tour for two people, you will be placed on the same sled. If you book for one person, you will be placed on a sled with another guest.
It is possible (and highly recommended) to rent arctic outwear, such as jackets, thermo trousers and winter boots at departure point.