Iceland Offbeat was born in the heart of the remote Westfjords region of Iceland with the desire to help travellers discover lesser-visited parts of this beautiful country as well as add flavour to the more frequently travelled routes.
Today we are based all over the country and other parts of the world.
Our itineraries are inspired by our love for Iceland and a passion to travel. Our strengths lie in our personalised service which make sure your holiday is all about you; and local expertise, which is essential for providing you an authentic experience of Iceland!
A holiday with us includes experiencing the true beauty of Icelandic nature; discovering off beaten places and things to do; getting a taste of local culture, cuisine and the quirky Icelandic people; and living the expression "while in Iceland, do as the Icelanders do".
Languages: English, Hindi
Our co-founder Preeti has the heart of a nomad and travel is her raison d'etre.
She leans towards slower paced trips with time to stop and smell the flowers; a balance between the famous sights and lesser known offbeat ones; with opportunities to experience local culture, people and cuisine.
At the same time, she strongly believes that the essence of travel planning is to help people plan an itinerary that is exactly how they want it to be!
Languages: English, Icelandic
Our co-founder Halldor is the Icelandic element in our very international team.
Having lived and travelled across the world, he identifies with travellers and believes that everyone has their own reasons to travel.
Understanding the experience they would like and helping them make the most of their time is how he approaches trip planning.
He loves hiking and mostly plans just multi-day hiking trips!
Languages: English, French
Originally from France, Pauline was so awestruck when she first visited Iceland that she never left and is based in Reykjavik, the cool capital of Iceland.
She has always loved planning holidays. From being the unofficial travel planner for friends and family, she now enjoys helping travellers discover the natural beauty of Iceland.
Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, German
After living and working in many different places, Michele now lives in the beautiful Westfjords. When planning trips, he believes that it is important for travellers to have an authentic experience of Iceland and spend some time in the nature.
Originally from Italy, he is also the polyglot of our team and is fluent in several languages.
Jenny is an adventurer who loves travelling. Now settled in England, she has lived in the Westfjords and travelled across Iceland.
She uses her knowledge of the country and experience of the off beaten track to design trips with a WOW factor that her travellers talk about for years to come.
Languages: French, English
Having travelled to all the continents, Othman is our world traveller and loves discovering incredible places, cultures and people. He spent a while on the south coast of Iceland working as a guide but now lives in Montreal.
Sharing his passion for travelling and planning holidays is what he loves doing best, and he strives to make every trip unique.
An Icelandic-Canadian, Terry has a strong connection to her Icelandic heritage and is an ambassador of travel to Iceland. Although she lives in British Colombia, she is always thinking about Iceland and has a special affinity for the Eastfjords.
Her trips showcase the fun and the fabulous, the odd and the awe-inspiring, the memorable and the magical of Iceland.
Languages: English, Lithuanian
Originally from Lithuania, Rinolda was born with a desire to explore. Her love for the mountains and outdoor adventures brought her to Iceland where she also works as a glacier guide in the South East.
She enjoys planning a variety of trips but active ones are her favourite and Iceland has a lot of options!
Languages: English, Icelandic
Born and raised in Iceland, Sigurdur is a true blue Viking. Before getting involved in planning holidays, he used to drive an ice cream truck around the country so knows every fjord, village and street. No one knows the land better than he does :-)
He loves sharing his knowledge of Iceland and helping people plan trips to match their needs.
Originally from the United States, Janel caught the travel bug at an early age. She loves learning about new cultures, ways of life and getting to know the locals; and believes that travel opens our minds and allows us to experience the world in new ways.
Having travelled the globe, no other country captured her heart and mind more than Iceland and planning customised trips for Iceland Offbeat combines both her love for travel and Iceland.
She is especially sensitive to those with special interests and needs - child friendly travel, unique hikes, physical limitations... she will make sure you have the most amazing adventure!
Languages: English, Italian, French, Norwegian
Francesca is a trained linguist and Nordic culture enthusiast who has studied and worked across in Scandinavia, Iceland and Finland.
She loves guiding tours and helping people plan holidays across the region.
Her personal interests include nature, culture, art, doom metal and food. So if you're looking to flavour your holiday with cultural, musical or culinary experiences, she's your girl!
Languages: English, Italian
Born and brought up in South Africa, Duncan is an avid traveller who believes that travel is a means to really getting to know oneself.
Having an innate passion for nature and the outdoors, Iceland has touched him like no other place.
He loves helping travellers discover lesser-visited parts of Iceland and add flavour to the more frequently travelled routes. For him, the most essential aspect of a trip is the planning and he approaches travel preparation so that efficiency and openness to spontaneous opportunity are harmonious bedfellows.
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