Off the Beaten Path

Take the road less travelled with these Off the Beaten Path Tours in Iceland. Get away from the crowds, discover hidden gems, and experience authentic culture on an exciting journey into the Icelandic wilderness. Those seeking a unique adventure need look no further. Check out our selection of customisable Off the Beaten Path Tours below.

diver at Silfra Iceland
10-Day Diving & Sightseeing Adventure in Iceland with Glacier Hike
Dive between continents on the Golden Circle and at Lake Mývatn, explore a sunken ship, and visit a hidden crater lake in the Highlands on this diving tour in Iceland.
8-Day Horse & Sheep Gathering Tour in Iceland | Highlands, Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Whale Watching
Travel around the untouched Highland region, go on a whale-watching tour, and take part in the ancient tradition of gathering sheep and Icelandic horses.
Landmannalaugar camping site viewed from above the mountain
The Ring Road & Highlands of Iceland | 4-Day Assisted Trekking Tour & 10 Day Self-Drive Tour
Join this 14-day adventure and travel deep into the Highland region before grabbing the wheel to travel the circle of Iceland on your own terms.

Off the Beaten Path Tours in Iceland

Off the Beaten Path Tours, will show you a side of Iceland that most visitors will never get to experience. 

If you want to experience something truly exceptional, challenge yourself, avoid the crowds and go for lesser-known and less touristy attractions, then these tours are made for you!

On Off the Beaten Path Tours, friendly, local guides allow you to see areas of Iceland unexplored by the vast majority of tourists, all the while making sure your trip runs smoothly. 

Every tour is different, but that doesn’t mean each has not been specifically designed with adventurous travellers in mind. These tours are perfect for those looking to both experience something new, as well as get to know Iceland on a deeper level.

From trekking holidays in the Highlands to sheep and horse herding tours in North Iceland, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect adventure to compliment your time in the land of ice and fire.

What to bring on an Off the Beaten Path Tour

What you should bring depends on the tour you take. However, there are a few clothing items and equipment that are considered essential when travelling around the Icelandic countryside:

  • Warm clothes that are also wind and waterproof
  • Good, waterproof hiking shoes
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Camera
  • Hats, scarves and gloves 

Key attractions you’ll visit on an Off the Beaten Path Tour

On a trekking tour, you’ll visit the Icelandic Highlands including:

  • Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area
  • Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Range
  • Hekla Volcano

On a horse and sheep gathering tour, you’ll have a multitude of adventures which include:

  • Helping with the annual sheep round-up, Réttir, in the Icelandic wilderness
  • Witnessing hundreds of Icelandic horses returning from the mountains
  • Go Whale Watching
  • Search for the Northern Lights

This is only a handful of the things you can see and do on an Off the Beaten Path Tour in Iceland. Make sure not to miss out on these fantastic experiences if you’re planning on visiting Iceland in the near future. 

Frequently asked questions

Yes, they can. However, there might be a minimum age on some of the Off-the-Beaten-Path packages. You can see the minimum age for each tour under the tour photo. 

The beaten path are tours and packages that go to some of the most popular places in Iceland, such as the Golden Circle, the waterfalls in South Iceland, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Lake Mývatn, and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. These are all spectacular sites and should not be missed. A few of our Off-the-Beaten-Path packages will visit some of these places as well, so you can get to see the country’s favoured sites as well as some hidden gems.

For some, yes, for others, no. Our packages are very different and have different difficulty levels. Some might only be suitable for those in good physical condition, while others are suitable for all. We make it clear in the tour description if you need to be physically fit to participate on a tour. 

Yes, we can! Creating new tours is actually our speciality. All you need to do is to fill in a form where we ask you to tell us as much as you can so that we can plan your perfect trip. You can find that form HERE.

We recommend that you start planning your trip to Iceland well in advance. A year in advance would be ideal, but 6 months should be sufficient. The longer you wait, the higher the chances are that the accommodation or the tour that you want will be fully booked. On some of our Off the Beaten Path Tours, seats are limited and can fill up quickly. So try to book as soon as possible to secure your spot so you can have the best of what Iceland has to offer.

All our Off the Beaten Path Tours are on request. Simply go to the tour you want and fill in the form to request a quote and book your tour.

Some of our tours include meals, but not all. Make sure to read the tour description to see what’s included and what’s not.

Our Off the Beaten Path Tours are all so different that there is no one type of accommodation for every tour. You can find information about where you will stay in the tour description under “Accommodations”. If the accommodation is not what you had hoped for, don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us what you want. Maybe we can find something different!

Once you have booked a tour with us, a travel agent will be in contact with you to finalise the details of your trip and provide you with all the info you need. This will include the information on when and where to be before your trip.

Our Off the Beaten Path tours are extraordinary tours that you will not find anywhere else. They are sometimes based on events that happen only once a year or are combining activities that no one else combines. So, if you’re looking for something truly special, look no further and book one of these tours.

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