Wide Open is a young tour operator based in Akureyri, in the north of Iceland. We guide travellers on beautiful hikes in the North or through winter landscapes on snowshoes. Wide Open is all about hiking, nature and exploring new horizons.
Our travellers value the sincerity of a small company and treasure being out there in the mountains away from the crowds.
OUR CHERRY-PICKED SUMMER HIKES
Our hiking season has started! Long bright summer nights, sweet smells, sounds of birds and running water... Wide Open has selected three unique hikes for the summer. All tours start from Akureyri, were we pick you up and drive to the starting point of the hike. We walk up on one of the peaks with a magnificent view on the fjord, or to a hidden lake in the mountains. Or, for those who want to go the extra mile, there is a day hike from one isolated fjord to the other...
There's a hike for every mood and every season of the year.
In June we go north in the fjord for a hike late in the evening to catch the light of the midnight sun. During the summer we guide longer day hikes.
The winter months are ideal for snowshoeing in magical surroundings.
We love hiking and nature
Tourism has a huge impact on Iceland as it is increasing very fast. We all play an important roll in taking good care of this place. When we go out hiking or snowshoeing we leave nothing but our footprints. The respect for nature you feel best being submerged in it.
We speak ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH and DUTCH. ICELANDIC is pretty well on the way.
Rain or shine
Almost the whole year round beautiful and refreshing day hikes are possible, for most types of weather and varying degrees of challenge.
Creative and flexible
You can contact us for a tailor made tour, we will make a trip that fits you perfectly.