Dog Sledding Tour, 2 days

Dog sledding is a meaningful part of Greenlandic culture and is a traditional, age-old form of transportation that has been used by the Inuit for centuries when the landscape becomes otherwise impassable beneath blankets of snow and ice.

The journey starts in Kangerlussuaq and offers a true expedition experience, allowing you to test your limits in a controlled environment and truly begin to grasp Greenland’s enormity. During the 2-day journey, you will overnight in a remote hunting cabin or tent, and experience the magnificent polar night. With a little luck, the northern lights will dance in the sky above us.

Together with the sled driver on this expedition, you will experience Greenland’s harsh and captivating environment, where man, animal and nature work harmoniously. We will travel by dog-pulled sleds on Kangerlussuaq Fjord with snow-clad mountains on both sides before ascending the terrain of the mountain sides. You will become an important part of the team and will be involved with preparing food, packing the sled, chopping ice, gathering snow (to melt for drinking and making hot beverages) and feeding the dogs. The trip can be quite challenging at times and guests should be in good health and condition. Due to the rough and unpredictable terrain, including ascents and descents, we do not recommend this tour for people who have back problems.

Please note that it is obligatory to rent polar clothing (seal skin or down) and boots, unless you have proper polar equipment of your own. In our experience, very few participants bring adequate equipment to ensure their safety and comfort while on the expedition. Our staff will determine whether you have proper clothes for this expedition.

If you need to rent appropriate clothing, Albatros Arctic Circle offers equipment rentals.

We also offer a 3-day / 2-night expedition, if you would like to extend the experience.


Destination: Kangerlussuaq
Duration: 2 days - 1 night
Difficulty: 4 of 5
Season: February - April
This tour is by request.
Please use this form to book.


Booking Request

Practical information


  • Guide
  • Equipment / Supplies
  • Meals
  • Sleeping bag
  • Polar Clothing

General Safety Rules

Your guide will provide a full briefing prior to the start of your excursion. It is essential that you adhere to the regulations in place, so that we can best ensure your safety, as well as the safety of your guide and the dog sledding team.