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Wide Open

Akureyri, Iceland
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About Wide Open
Wide Open is all about hiking, nature and exploring new horizons away from the crowd. Eyjafjördur and the Akureyri surroundings are ideal for hiking in the summer and stunning in the winter for snowshoeing. We guide small groups into those magical landscapes and also arrange a tailor made trip for you.
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Bart Hol wrote a review Mar 2020
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Me and my dad went hiking with Leo, who was an amazing guide. The beautiful nature combined with the delicious tea and snacks made for a unforgettable experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bram wrote a review Feb 2020
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We went snow walking around Akureyri with Leo. Perfect experience: beautiful hike through hills, mountains and lots of snow. No people around you - great way to experience nature in North Island. Group of 5 people. Guides usually talk too much and make too many bad jokes, but Leo is great: he helps where needed, talks when it’s useful but without being obtrusive. Snow walking itself is like hiking: you need some physical ability, but nothing too heavy.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from WideOpenIceland, Guide at Wide Open
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Hi Bram, Thanks for this great review. I really appreciate you sharing your experience with others. I am happy you liked the snowshoe hike. It would be difficult not to enjoy so much snow. This was winter paradise at its best. Greetings, Leo
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Lisa wrote a review Feb 2020
South Jordan, Utah33 contributions5 helpful votes
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I was in Iceland on a solo trip and I was able to join Leo and a group a 5 Dutch tourists on a lovely snowshoe adventure in Akureryi. In addition to treating us to spectaular views and information, he brought tea and pastries for us to enjoy once we reached our destination. Leo was super friendly and knowledgeable and I had a fantastic time! His story was inspiring and I'm so glad I went.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from WideOpenIceland, Guide at Wide Open
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Hi Lisa, Beautiful pictures :) and thanks for your sweet words. Your company was great, I am so glad that you joint the group and that you loved it so much. I hope to see you again next time you come to Iceland. By the way, I thought your story was inspiring, and I wish you the best with the project you were talking about. All the best, Leo
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mjt001 wrote a review Feb 2020
Nice, France39 contributions14 helpful votes
To explore Iceland and really enjoy the beautiful countryside we decided to use a guide and WideOpen Hiking ended up being the right choice. From initial booking to actually meeting up the experience was smooth and easy. After a short car trip to the hiking destination we had a wonderful day with Leo who was patient, informative and well prepared (he even had walking sticks in case we didn't have our own). We were able to make the walk at our own pace although Leo was a lot more fit he chose a route that was not too difficult for us as "causal" walkers and kept pace with us. Leo chose to take us to the Hraunsvatn area where we visited the lake (HRAUNSVATN) which has a special story. (I will let you experience it with leo) and learned a lot about the local area and Icelandic culture. We spent the whole day in conversation which was a real bonus as the experience for us was not just about the scenery and walking but also meeting people from the region. Leo speaks excellent English and French and I believe Icelandic although I can't judge :-) . I wholeheartedly recommend WideOpen hiking to anyone wanting to hike in the Akureryi area or further afield as Leo will be happy to help in other regions as well. Leo can adapt the hikes according to the groups capabilities which is a real plus! Thank you Leo and till the next time!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from WideOpenIceland, Guide at Wide Open
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear Mike & Sue, I am really happy that you enjoyed the hike to the Hidden Mountain Lake so much. For me it is always a joy to share a hike and a day in pristine nature with people like you. Hopefully we see each other again next time you come to Iceland. Indeed, there are many more hikes in the area you would really enjoy. All the best, Leo
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Zati wrote a review Jan 2020
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Wonderful snowshoes hike with hot tea and cinnamonrools! Leo adapted the hike on the level and rythm of each person.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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