Recreation & Region - Dog Sled Rides in Switzerland


Dog sledding isn't exclusively found in Norway or Sweden - dog sled rides in Switzerland are popular too. Especially here in the Bernese Oberland, the conditions are perfect for Husky tours. When the first snow falls  on the Glacier 3000, the adventure can begin. An ideal way to enjoy the local landscape, a dog sled ride offers a once in a lifetime experience. Whether you ride as a family, a friendship group or as colleagues, the dog pack will undoubtedly help your pack feel closer together than ever before, here in the Swiss mountains. 

Eine Gruppe von Menschen werden von Schlittenhunden durch den Schnee gezogen.

Dog Sled Rides at Glacier 3000

Dog Sledding is possible close to the Gstaad Palace - perfect for your stay here. The nearest available provider of dog sled rides is the Swiss Mushing Company, based at the Glacier 3000 Ski Area. The company offer half hour dog sled runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week through the Winter Season. Tip: Book your ride in advance to avoid disappointment - dog sledding is becoming increasingly popular in Switzerland. 


For extra information on dog sled rides at Glacier 3000, visit the official homepage of the provider below. Here you are also able to book your ride.

Dog Sled Rides at Glacier 3000

Husky Tours in the Bernese Oberland

Think you would enjoy a longer dog sledding trip? Want to take command of a pack of huskies for yourself? We can recommend taking a husky tour near Beatenberg in the Bernese Oberland. Around an hour and a half north of the Gstaad Palace, it's well worth the trip. After a briefing, you will be able to take a turn steering the dog sled yourself. Make stops during the ride, too, and you'll be able to walk through the snow to enjoy the views up close.

Husky tours through the Bernese Oberland are also available during summer. The dog sleds are fitted with wheels in the summer, navigating through the Swiss forests and meadows instead of the snowy landscapes. 

Book these dog sled rides and husky tours at

Tips for taking Dog Sled Rides in Switzerland

No matter whether you decide on a winter dog sled ride or a husky tour in summer, there are a few points to consider:


  • Be considerate of the huskies. Ask the dog owners if you can greet them, for example. If you have your own dog and want to bring them along, clarify in advance if this is possible. 
  • The Swiss winter can get very cold. Be sure to dress appropriately for the cold weather. Wear appropriate footwear for the snow. If you're unsure what clothing is appropriate, speak to the activity coordinator in advance. 
  • Dog sledding is a sport, and shouldn't be underestimated. If you're suffering from any health problems, we would advise against this kind of activity. If you're unsure, consult your doctor before booking


Please understand that we cannot take any responsibility for your experience while sledding. The team at the Gstaad Palace are glad to provide helpful advice and recommend local companies. For more detailed information or help, contact these service providers.