Dogsledding Tours
In Greenland, dogsledding is not merely a tourist attraction. It’s a way of life.
Find the perfect dog sledding tour for you here, whether it's a short 2-hour tour or a multi-day expedition type trip.

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Dogsledding Tours

In Greenland, dogsledding is not merely a tourist attraction. It’s a way of life.
Find the perfect dog sledding tour for you here, whether it's a short 2-hour tour or a multi-day expedition type trip.
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8 days
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Dogsled tour | Ilulissat | Disko bay

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.   Ready to experience the authentic mode of winter transportation in Greenland? Select your preferred date and click Book Now to reserve your place.  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.
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Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Dec. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 hours
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Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Dec. - Apr.
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Multi-day Dogsledding from Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Get the full package of winter experience! An eight-day journey through the arctic landscape, giving you the ultimate feel of winter landscapes and challenges. As you will be well prepped and joined at all times by the very experienced mushers and guides. Allowing you to try out personal boundaries and pushing yourself in the safe hands of the local guides. This trip will take you far and beyond any place you have seen before. The winter landscape will enchant and give you chills at the same time. The package tour allows you to try every winter activity there is to experience, dogsledding, visit villages and sleep in huts and try out ice fishing. You will also get an gastronomic experience one this marvelous trip. Get to try local specialities made of either fish, seal and other animal meat. You will most likely travel through good and bad weather, where you will get a better understanding of the roughness of the Greenlandic conditions. A demanding journey that will require hard work and dedication, but in the end extremely rewarding. As you and your fellow travelers, will get a strong bond throughout the trip, you might end up having some new friends for life. A once in a life time experience through the hardship of the Greenlandic nature. The beautiful snow covered landscape will mesmerize you beyond belief. So stop hesitating and start gathering the things you might need for this adventurous journey back in time. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above and book your adventure now.

Duration:
8 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Dec. - May.
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Dog sledding expedition | Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut | West Greenland

This tour is an exciting adventure through the wilderness of Greenland, and with the harsh conditions of winter it is not for the faint of heart. This experience is a true expedition type, and what you'll get out of it, is well worth the money and effort. You will be traveling cross-country over the ice and mountains, with skilled and knowledgeable guides who will teach you what to do while traveling with dog sled. You will get to know the Greenlandic dogs and understand how strong and useful they are as you test your limits, spending nights in remote hunting cabins and in tents.  This experience will completely change your mind of how man and animal can work harmoniously together through the harsh environment. You will quickly become an important member of the team, helping out with food preparation, dog feeding and packing down the camp to fit on the sled. This trip is a challenge and is therefore not recommended for anyone with health issues or a bad back. During this trip you will go into unpredictable snow conditions, ascending and descending hills and mountains far below freezing temperatures. It is obligatory to rent adequate polar clothing and boots unless you have your own, which in our experience is rare, the staff will determine whether or not yours are suitable to ensure your comfort and safety.  The tour is normally from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut, but if you'd prefer to start from Sisimiut then please contact us.

Duration:
3 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Settlement Tour By Dogsled | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

An extravagant tour authenticating your East Greenlandic adventure, an adventure leading to to the beautiful village of Tiniteqilaaq. When staying in Tasiilaq, take the opportunity to book this once in a life time trip. The settlement has a population of only 130 inhabitants and is situated approximately 50 kilometers from Tasiilaq. An Adventure taking you across Tasiilaq fjord towards the coffeehouse or up the steep inland of Ammassalik Island - all depending on the conditions of the terrain. Plenty of breaks will be arranged, allowing you to take pictures of the mesmerizing winter landscape. The trip of 12 hours will take you across the beautiful snow covered paradise, towards the charming village Tiniteqilaaq. An arctic journey of untouched landscape with only traces of snowmobiles, cross country skiers and if you are lucky, animal tracks. Astonishing scenery for photographers experienced and less experienced, a wonderland for you to enjoy. The perfect tour for a better understanding of the vastness and demanding nature. As you sit behind your driver, you will feel the cold breeze as you stride along the snow-covered landscape in the presence of magnificent mountain tins. Stop hesitating and pull out your winter clothing and bring your camera, for this adventurous dogsled experience. Clear sky days is the absolute perfect trip for you to treasure and enjoy. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above. You can also add a boat tour on the famous Sermilik Fjord, packed with icebergs of all shapes and sizes, allowing you to get the perfect iceberg picture.

Duration:
2 days
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Dec. - May.
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Duration:
5 hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Dogsled expedition | Hunting and fishing on sea ice | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Come along on this 8-day Arctic adventure and experience the life of the hunters and fishermen of North Greenland for a week in the winter. This is an extraordinary insight, to the well preserved Inuit culture, found North of the Polar Circle.  You will arrive at the town of Uummannaq, far north of the Arctic Circle. Here the winters are long and full of snow, you will see a stunning landscape of frozen fjords, where the icebergs are caught, with a backdrop of the iconic heart-shaped Uummannaq mountain. Uummannaq is an island located in a big fjord, which freezes in winter. In winter the sea ice turns into a highway for the local people and hunters, who on dogsleds, snowmobiles, and sometimes in cars travel far on the ice. On this 8 days tour, you will truly experience to travel on a dogsled, as it not only will serve a means of transportation but also your bed. You will travel out of Uummannaq on the dogsled with a local hunter and join him on his daily life, help out with setting out long lines for fishing under the ice and go seal hunting. Being a hunter in these areas is not always easy and you will have to live on the terms of the surrounding nature, in a constant battle with the forces of mother nature. Your patience will be tested and you will work hard, but also have fun, experience a silence like nowhere else and get really close to the hunter and his sled-dogs.  A detailed description of the tour can be found below. Come along this dogsled adventure north of the Polar Circle and check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
8 days
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
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Experience Winter in the Arctic | Uummannaq | North Greenland

Come to North Greenland, to the magical landscape of ice and snow illuminated by the Northern lights with this 5-day Arctic experience! This tour is for you, who would like to engage yourself in the traditional life, found north of the polar circle.  Meet the locals and travel together with them. Your catch of the day will become your dinner. Make a little souvenir using material from the local nature. Bundle up in warm winter clothes, hop onto the dogsled, and let the eager dogs take you into a fascinating landscape of icebergs frozen into the fjord. Uummannaq is a small town in northern Greenland.  Not far from Ilulissat, you take a short plane trip and a beautiful helicopter flight to reach our town. The fiord freezes in the winter and local traffic is by dogsled over the sea ice. Houses are cozy and warm, the infrastructure is modern, and this is blended with the traditional ways of making a living, in harmony with the Arctic nature. Enjoy the quiet and calm of taking a walk, where the only sounds are some dogs howling in the distance and the faint squeaking of your boots on the snow. The sky is full of stars, you will be surprised at how bright moonlight can be, and with luck, you may be greeted by northern lights. Greenlandic homes are warm and comfy. Let’s enjoy stories and some good laughs together. We welcome you into our everyday life, to give you an experience of life in the high Arctic North. Come along and join us for this arctic winter adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above.

Duration:
5 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
8 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Mar. - Apr.
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Duration:
8 days
Available:
April
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Dogsled Exploration of Liverpool Land | Ittoqqortoormiit | East Greenland

Come join an exclusive expedition through the wonders of East Greenland’s stunning nature in the winter season. Snow covered terrain allows you to travel by the famous dog sled, an old transportation tradition as old as the Greenlanders have existed. An authentic experience that you will get to enjoy in the four days’ action packed journey, where you will get to explore Liverpool Land. You will get to experience the Greenlandic culture to the fullest as you will be accommodated in the center of Ittoqqortoormiit town. A town decorated with colourful houses, friendly and outgoing locals with plenty of time to get cultivated before and after your journey through the arctic landscape. Ittoqqortoormiit is a town of around 450 inhabitants that was established back in 1925, which started with families further down south from Tasiilaq, and a few from West Greenland. The town is isolated which means getting resources here is an difficult affair, and therefor can’t be maintained alone from resources outside. That means that the towns local hunters have a job to keep up with food by going on daily hunts around the area. Luckily this is not a big issue since the area is rich of arctic wildlife. The local hunters of Ittoqqortoormiit are the only people who have regular access to the National Park situated close to the town. You will have the privilege to experience all of what Ittoqqortoormiit has to offer, all you have to do is pull out your warm clothes and bring your camera for this memorable trip. Do not miss out on this authentic and mind blowing experience! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above and book your adventure.

Duration:
8 days
Available:
Mar. - May.
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Dog Sled Expedition | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Get the full arctic experience with this dog sled trip to the Coffeehouse. A trip on 4-5 hours taking you across the Tasiilaq Fjord through a beautiful snow covered paradise. Get to feel the snow crunch under your boots as you walk towards the dog sled. The perfect tour to understand the vastness and demanding nature really is, as you sit back and relax on the sled. As the dogs work hard while the driver gives his demands, you can enjoy the cold breeze and beautiful views any direction you look. You will be taking off from the north side of Tasiilaq town and be introduced to the musher and his dogs. Greenlandic sled dogs, are work dogs and very loyal towards their owner, who uses many months to train the dogs as a pack. This you will have the honor to experience the relationship between man and dog, as you join them on an unforgettable journey to the Coffehouse, three huts in the middle of nowhere. They were constructed for hunters to stay overnight in case of bad weather or pure exhaustion, to this day - the huts are still used. The huts are situated between the small village Tiniteqilaaq and Ukiverajik, a popular hunting area. The trip will take you across the Tasiilaq fjord. An untouched landscape, a paradise with only traces of snowmobiles, cross country skiers and if you are lucky, animal tracks. Astonishing scenery for photographers experienced and less experienced, a wonderland for you to enjoy. Plenty of breaks will be arranged allowing you to take pictures of the mesmerizing winter landscape. So stop hesitating and pull out your winter clothing and bring your camera, for this adventurous dogsled experience. Clear sky days is the absolute perfect trip for you to treasure and enjoy. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
Feb. - May.
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Dog Sled Express | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Hop on board our dogsled and get in touch with the arctic terrain! This is the perfect tour for understanding the vast and demanding Arctic nature. You will be travelling across the Arctic tundra, inland, to the unimaginable beautiful Qorlortoq Lake! Your tour starts in Tasiilaq, where you will be met by your driver and his hardworking dogs. The driver will introduce you to his dogs, and tell which dogs are safe to pet. Feel the snow crunch under your boots as you walk towards the dog sled. The sled is an ancient mean of transportation, and it is quite spectacular to experience the dogs work hard in sync with the driver's demands. Wherever you look, you will be surrounded by endless miles of Arctic tundra and stunning views of ice and snow-covered mountains.   You will be travelling north of Tasiilaq, along Tasiilaq fjord. Tasiilaq fjord offers a picturesque landscape, with only beauty and traces of cross-country skiers, snowmobiles and animal tracks. This is an experience, you would not like to be without - to experience the nature of Ammasalik Island, is a must.  Enroute, you will have the chance to take pictures of the mesmerizing winter landscape. Once you have completed 8 kilometres of dogsledding, you have reached the final destination of the day - Qorlortoq lake.  Pull out your winter clothing and bring your camera with you for this adventurous dogsled experience. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.

Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
Feb. - May.
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2 Hours of Dogsledding | Ilulissat

Get the ultimate Arctic experience with this two-hour dogsled tour, departing from Ilulissat! Explore the snow-covered wilderness surrounding Ilulissat, while sitting on the Greenlandic dog sled. Your tour begins by the dogsled tracks, just outside of town, where you will be met by a local Iluliarmiut (a person from Ilulissat) musher. Before embarking on this exciting adventure, the musher will introduce you to his dogs. The Greenlandic sled dog is one of a kind, it is the purest dog race, due to is isolation from other dog races – which makes it quite unique. The dogs are raised as work dogs, and therefore it is not safe to approach the dogs on your own. The musher will introduce you to the dogs, that are safe to pet. Once you have gotten comfortable on the sled, the musher will steer the dogs into the backcountry surrounding Ilulissat. You will be surrounded by endless miles of frozen Arctic tundra, wildlife and other travelling dogsleds. Enjoy the pure silence, only disturbed by howling dogs and soaring eagles! Your tours route depends on the snow and sea-ice conditions. If it’s safe to venture out on the sea ice, the musher will help the dogs towards the ocean and upon the ice – if not, you will be continuing your journey further into the wild winter wonderland of Greenland. Put on your warmest hat, and bring your camera, for this ultimate Arctic experience. Book your tour today, by checking the booking availability. Press ‘Choose a date’ above.    

Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Duration:
5 days
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Dogsledding and Kayaking expedition w/ 1 night in Cabin | Sisimiut

Go on an expedition like tour in the footsteps of the Inuit hunters, bringing your kayak on a dogsled to the hunting grounds at the edge of the ice, this tour is for the truly adventurous! Sisimiut is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscapes and adventurous people, and this tour is unlike any other in Greenland. We’ll start off by dog sledding 3 hours to a cabin, where we can go inside and warm up a bit for lunch before heading further onto the sea ice until we reach a point where we can put the kayaks in the water.  The water is freezing but our drysuits will keep us nice and cozy, and the landscape is surreal. We’ll spend about 2 hours in the kayaks, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or not, the guide will make sure you get a proper introduction on how to use the kayak.  Gliding along the silent Arctic Ocean is an unforgettable experience, and without another soul nearby we might get lucky and spot some wildlife such as seals or reindeer.  After the kayaking, we’ll head back into the cabin to get changed and warm again, then head out close by to make a hole in the sea ice and try to catch some fish for dinner. Nothing better than fresh fish after a long and exciting day. We’ll spend the night in the cabin, there is a heater so we’ll be toasty all night. After breakfast, it’s time to head back to Sisimiut with lots of new memories to share.  Take on this truly authentic Arctic Adventure and book your tour today!

Duration:
2 days
Available:
March
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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About dogsledding tours

1. Can I dogsled anywhere in Greenland?

No, you can dogsled above the Arctic Circle. Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut on the west coast, and Tasiilaq and Kulusuk and the east coast, are the southernmost places for dogsledding.

2. What do I wear on a dogsled tour?

Dress in layers and keep warm. Pay attention to your head, neck, hand and feet. Remember to layer your gloves and socks too. If it’s spring and not so cold, it’s important to take off layers so that you don’t sweat. On long dogsled trip, a sleeping bag can keep your feet warm. If you are a jogger, you’re welcome to hop off and run for a while. Many sleds have warm caribou or muskox skins on the sled, and some tours have warm local clothing for the trip. 

3. Can I pet and feed the dogs?

You should never touch sled dogs when the owner is not around. They are working partners to the hunter, and not pets. If you are going on a dogsledding tour, ask the guide, who will say yes or no, and may point out the dogs which are ok to go close to. 

There are tours that take you to visit dogs teams if you would like to come close to the dogs and learn about the dogsledding culture.