Dogsledding in Greenland

"Give me dogs, give me snow and you can keep the rest!"
- Knud Rasmussen, polar explorer

The dogs astutely sense that work is at hand. They shake off the new fallen snow, jumping up and down in their eagerness to get going. With assuredness, the musher selects his team of dogs, saving the lead dog, which today happens to be a bitch in golden colors, until the very last minute.

Off we go. With a start, you are yanked back on the sled, and some time passes before you can gain your equilibrium. The silence, the enormous expanses of land, the bond between the musher and his dogs and the cold will quickly transport you to another world…

THE DOG SLED – THE SYMBOL OF A GREENLANDIC WINTER

To many people, dog sledding is almost synonymous with Greenland. Truth be told, you can’t find a better way to experience Greenland, than on a dog sled racing through a wintry landscape with the noise from the dogs on the creaking snow the only sound breaking the silence.

Dog sledding is something everyone can do, and you can go for a short two hour tour or an expedition that lasts for days or for anything in between.

BIRTE BAY,60, TALKING ABOUT HER DOG SLED TOUR WITH AN OVERNIGHT STAY

What a wonderful experience it was to stand halfway up the mountain and see the view of the glacier and the Icefjord. The only thing I could hear were the 75 to 80 dogs,  that lay around the cabin. All curled up like balls. Everywhere you looked the place was clean and white.

15 centimeters of snow had fallen throughout the night. I was looking forward to today’s stage and already felt a sense of sadness in the pit of my stomach that this would be the last day of the trip. The journey was organized by Greenland Travel.

Off we go. With a start, you are yanked back on the sled, and some time passes before you can gain your equilibrium.

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