May 12, 2016

Iceland: Dog Sleeding


We spent a night in a Reykjavik Airbnb between a week in South Iceland and the upcoming week in East Iceland. We needed a real bed, hot showers with clean towels, wifi and a place to defrost. And then this life of Airbnb "luxury " led to another night so we took a day trip and went dog sledding. This was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity because I have done it once and I don't need to do it again. I feel bad saying this but it is true. It is a very expensive hour of figure-eights in a snowfield while learning Icelandic dog sledding commands and driving over dog poop. Yup, the dogs poop on the go and the sled (with us on the sled) runs right over it. Anyone who has been dog sledding before, can probably relate to our initial shock when we found this out. However, there is nothing like a navy blue one piece snowsuit and learning about each dogs style of poop to make the day memorable! By the end of the ride we knew what dog had pooped by just looking at it. FYI. 





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