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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: Greenland Travel Agents, Norway Travel Agents, Iceland Travel Agents
Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Iceland
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Hraunfossar in the wintertime
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The charming village of Flåm on Norway's Sognefjord.
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Sail through the Geirangerfjord on the Hurtigruten
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Recent trip reviews for Adrien

Everyone involved was very helpful and patien...
Iceland | Aug 7 - Aug 11, 2022

jason k.
Portsmouth, RI | Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Everyone involved was very helpful and patient. Any problems I had during the trek were easily corrected, communication was very good Eve while on the hike.

Thanks for an amazing journey to Iceland 🇮🇸

Jason Karahalis

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