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Adrien Heriaud

Raised in France in the midst of Loiret, Vendée and Paris, i quickly felt in love with adventurous travels and expeditions by experimenting it on my own. It is after a 4 years turn around the world without plane that i met the Altaï Group for which i worked globally then settled for a couple of years in the heart of Lapland, Finland. Altaï is the perfect company for the hiker that i am, keen on discoveries and outdoor activites in winter as well as in summer. And this is why i am here with you to share this experience and to be by your side to make your perfect trips come true.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in all the Northern territories : Finland, Russia, Groenland, Svalbard, Norway, Canada, Feroe Island, and Iceland of course
In terms of activities, hiking, canoeing and dog sledding are my specialties"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I firstly worked in discovery and travel documentaries for the Audiovisual industry in France which gave the opportunity to travel on my own and to start tasting the smell of the outdoor and to appreciate the beauty of nature. So i started to travel for a couple of weeks, then for a couple of months, to end up traveling for a couple of years before meeting the Altaï group which enabled me to share my experience with travelers from all around the world."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The Feroe Islands.
A unique set of Archipelagos set alone in the middle of the North Sea and in which i have been lucky enough to travel through, drive, hike and camp in the middle of nature, amongst beautiful fjords, snowy mountains and green landscapes. A quite unknown area of the worlds perfect for every hiker in love with nature, quietness and sublime tranquility ."

Adrien is part of the following groups: Iceland Travel Agents
The charming village of Flåm on Norway's Sognefjord.
Norwegian Highlights: Oslo, Balestrand & Bergen - 7 Days

Experience jaw-dropping scenery and cool Scandinavian culture on this 7-day Norwegian itinerary. Start in Oslo, where you'll have two days to revel in the rich history, trendy cafés, and summer festivals of Europe's fastest-growing capital. Next, you’ll head west on the famous Flåm Railway to explore Balestrand and its majestic mountains. From here, take advantage of the warmer weather with a kayaking tour of dramatic fjords. Finish the adventure in Bergen, with a wander around its colorful wooden houses and a trip up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views of the city.

Prime territory for spotting the Northern Lights
Tromsø & Alta Winter Adventure - 7 Days

This exciting and less-traveled winter adventure takes you deep into Norway's boreal territory. Your week-long tour between November and April begins in the quietly sophisticated city of Tromsø, where you can sled with huskies during the day and chase the Northern Lights after dark. Continue to Alta by car or bus for snowsports in the Arctic wilderness and a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of rock carvings. To up the Alta adventure factor, spend your last two nights in a nearby hotel made of snow and ice!

A black sand beach near Vik
Iceland West & South Coast Highlights - 6 Days

This 6-day itinerary includes three key areas of Iceland for a spectacular, fast-paced road trip. Spend your first day getting a taste of downtown Reykjavik before you head to the volcanic Snaefellsnes Peninsula with a bit of everything (and a fraction of the crowds). You'll then spend a night in one of Iceland's most-popular regions, the Golden Circle, and visit the best sites after the bus tours are long gone. Wrap it up with a day along the south coast exploring massive waterfalls and black sand beaches.

The Northern Lights above snowy Kirkjufellsfoss
Winter Adventures in West & South Iceland - 9 Days

Explore the wintry side of Iceland on this nine-day, snow-filled adventure. Take in the spectacular frozen waterfalls en route to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Explore several glaciers—go snowmobiling around Langjökull, ice walking in Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and hiking in Sólheimajökull. Stay in the countryside, where there’s minimal light pollution, and enjoy great views of the Northern Lights, while setting aside some time for illuminated, warming soaks in hot springs and lagoons along the way.

Ultimate Ring Road Adventure - 9 Days
Ultimate Ring Road Adventure - 9 Days

For road trip enthusiasts, it doesn't get much better than encircling Iceland along its infamous Route 1 (Ring Road). This quick-paced, self-drive itinerary will take you to the best spots along the 828-mile (1,332 km) route with plenty of detours to work the leg muscles and camera batteries. With a bit more than a week, you'll experience a variety of landscapes, like geysers, hot springs, black sand beaches, volcanoes, lava fields, small fishing towns, and massive glaciers in protected national parks.