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: 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, German, English, Spanish
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.
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, Spanish
Having lived and worked in tourism across Iceland, Eric is well versed with the far reaching corners of the country. He loves sharing his passion for travel and helping travellers craft unique trips to match their interests.
Sitting amidst magical auroras, might glacial rivers and erupting volcanoes; his most profound travel memories are of the little things that touch your heart and remain with you forever.
He believes that Iceland's wild beauty and welcoming people have changed him in ways he did not expect, and is always thinking about his next holiday :-)
Languages: English, Icelandic
Lisbet is from Akureyri and grew up exploring Iceland. Having travelled to 45 countries and lived in another 5; she believes that immersing yourself in another culture is life changing.
Road trips around Iceland are her favourite since they are as much about the journey as the destination. There is something special about driving through the untouched natural beauty, stopping at a remote hot spring and surrounding peace and solitude. That is what she wants travellers to experience!
People travel to Iceland for difference reasons and she aims to create experiences that reflect their desires be it waterfalls, hot springs or the elves!
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.
Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian
Born in a family of tour guides, Hanna has worked in the cruise industry and air tickets but self-drive trips are her favourite ones.
She loves going back to her favourite places to get to know them better and find something new each time.
In planning trips, she strives for a balance between seeing as much as possible and having time to enjoy what you see.
Languages: English, Polish
Turning his passion for travelling into a living, Adam has worked in the hotel industry, as a tour leader and has even authored travel guidebooks.
Today he enjoys planning customised self-drive trips and guides groups around Iceland.
He loves to check out offbeat sights, new tours and accommodations for our team; and makes sure to flavour his trips with his local knowledge of Iceland.
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