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Wide Open

Wide Open is all about hiking, nature and exploring new horizons. We are based in Akureyri, and all our tours start from this cosy little arctic town surrounded by mountains with dazzling views over the fjord. We aim to stay off the beaten track and away from the crowds.

During the winter, when the snow is deep and the fjord is white, we put on our snowshoes and enter the frozen landscapes of the north. The snowshoes allow us to go outdoors without sinking to deep in the powder and they give us the necessary grip on patches of icy snow. If you like hiking, you will love snowshoeing.

The Snowshoe Delight is our daily scheduled snowshoe tour. But you can also book us for a private snowshoe hike, and we also have kids snowshoes for a Family Snowshoe Tour."

Wide Open

GPS Points N65° 41' 1.048" W18° 5' 18.006"
Telephone

+354 659-3992

Opening period All year

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Kaupvangsstæti 19 Apartment
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  • Kaupvangsstæti 19
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 695-5542
Hafnarstræti Hostel
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  • Hafnarstræti 99-101
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 554-8855
Hrímland Apartments
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  • Strandgata 29
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 866-2696
Sílastaðir Cottages
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  • Sílastaðir
  • 601 Akureyri
Cozy Cabins
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  • Kotabyggð 14
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 892-3154
Viking Cottages & Apartments
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  • Kotabyggð 15-16
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 893-5050
B&B Sólheimar 9 / natureguide.is
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  • Sólheimar 9, Svalbarðsströnd
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 662-3762, 663-2650

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri