Ilulissat: 2 days Dog sled ride to Nunatarsuaq

Watch the dogs pull the sledge, help feeding them after a long day of work and listen to them howl in the night while the Northern Lights dance above your heads.

Type of tour:Greenland
Season:25 February - 21 March
Duration:2 Days/1 night
Departure:All days

Ilulissat: 2 days Dog sled ride to Nunatarsuaq

This is an excursion to try your strength against the Arctic winter. We follow the sled track along the gigantic Kangia ice fiord but mid-way turn to enter the smaller Sikuiuitsoq fjord.  The track leads onwards to the frozen sea and we travel with the icebergs amongst us.

At the end of the fiord you can view the towering "Dead Glacier" in front and this is the setting for tonight's overnight stay, in primitive cabins or tents. On the ride back to Ilulissat we will see, whether the approach to the Inland Ice is passable.

Please note: If you choose the 2 days dog sledding as an optional tour in combination with our package: Greenland Winter Adventure in Ilulissat, we will refund you one overnight stay of the package price.

Min pax: 2

Duration: 1,5 days / 1 overnight

Trip difficulty: Demanding

Note: Tour schedules may change unexpectedly due to unfavourable weather or ice conditions.


What to Bring on an Overnight Dog Sledge Tour:


  • A big bag for your luggage (approx. 20 liters). Should be made of soft material as you will sit on your luggage during the sledge tour.
  • Min. 4 pair of socks.  Wear 2 pair at a time + 2 to change. Pure Wool!
  • 1 pair of mittens, big enough to wear thin gloves beneath them.
  • 2 pair of thin finger mittens.  Pure wool is the best. If possible bring one extra set.
  • Hat or cap.  A wind stopper that covers your ears is the best choice.  If possible bring one extra set.
  • 1 set of performance underwear (thin). If possible bring one extra set
  • 1 set of performance underwear (thick). If possible bring one extra set
  • Trousers made of fleece. Polartec 200 – 300.
  • Fleece jacket/pullover. Polartec 200 – 300
  • Windproof trousers and jacket.
  • Gore-Tex or similar
  • Polar boots
  • Thermos flask (made of steel)
  • Personal medicine
  • Sunglasses



  • A small rucksack for a day's journey – the necessary items for the day and equipment that can't be placed in the big bag you sit on. 
  • Scarf/Balaclava to cover your face
  • Windproof and isolated leggings/overall trousers and jacket (only in case you do not want to use the arctic trousers and jacket that is provided during the tour).
  • Ski mask/glasses
  • Sun protection, water-proof
  • Sun blocker, water-proof
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Head torch and extra batteries
  • Sleeping bag inlet (sheet sleeping bag)
  • Pillow (or you can use your jumper as a pillow)
  • Toilet bag (no showers)
  • Pocket knife
  • Extra snack
  • Literature - in case of bad weather



  • Guided Dog sled tour
  • All meals and tea/coffee/water
  • Accommodation in primitive cabins or tent
  • Sleeping bag

 Not included: Arctic jacket, trousers and boots - but can be rented



Children rate

This tour is not recommended for children 11 year old and younger.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.
These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.