Off The Beaten Path

Get away from the crowds, discover hidden gems, and experience authentic culture on an exciting journey into the Icelandic wilderness.

  • All
  • 08 Days
  • 10 Days
  • 14 Days
  • Off The Beaten Path Tours
A closeup of Icelandic horses in a field covered in snow and grass under a cloudy sky in Iceland

8-Day Guided Culture Tour: Horse & Sheep Gathering in Iceland

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Availability: Sept - Oct
  • Difficulty: Easy
Explore →
A man in Landmannalaugar, Iceland watching blue mountains and a rainbow

Circle of Iceland: Summer Self-Drive Tour w/Guided Highland Hike

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Availability: Jul - Sep
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Explore →
diver at Silfra Iceland

10-Day Diving & Sightseeing Adventure in Iceland w/Glacier Hike

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Availability: Jun - Aug
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Explore →

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.

Why Us?

At Traveo, we understand that you are not just another customer, but a unique individual with specific tastes and ambitions. As an agency, we distinguish ourselves by catering to personal criteria, guaranteeing that each of our travellers experiences Iceland in their own way, and at their own pace.

With easy on-site tour comparison and flexible payment options, booking a tour in Iceland has never been more straightforward. Once your tour with us is confirmed, we will provide you with a personalised itinerary that lays out each step of your vacation—with room for exploration, of course. 24/7 customer service is available to those with queries, both before and during your trip.

Here at Traveo, we believe that your time on holiday in Iceland is valuable. Thankfully, all the exciting tours and excursions listed on our site are handpicked by local Iceland experts, ensuring one’s time here is maximised with only the very best experiences. 


20. September, 2023.
Traveling to Iceland Stress-Free We just went on a 12 days trip to Iceland made easier thanks to Traveo! We aren't experienced travelers and weren't sure what to see and what to do, there's many amazing things in Iceland and we didn't know what should make the list. Traveo took the stress out of figuring things out where all we had to do was drive to the next destination and decide where to eat that day. Jonathan worked with us to find accommodations and activities that met our budget and what we wanted to see/do. He patiently answered all questions we had leading up to the trip and checked in with us when we arrived and when we got back home. We didn't need to call but he made sure we had everything we needed and gave us his contact info if needed even though he was away himself on vacation. One cool thing is the app Traveo uses for your itinerary, it made things easier with how it lists all activities and destinations on every day of your trip with a section for the accomodations and a Navigate button to bring you to Google maps for each item. Thank you so much again to Jonathan and his team at Traveo for helping us make amazing memories and fill up our online storage with photos!
Roger C
Roger C
11. September, 2023.
Just go and see for yourself. So much to see of such an awe inspiring country.If you are interested in Geology a visit is a must.All accommodation and food were first rate.Icelanders are very friendly and proud of what they have got.No litter anywhere!Will definitely go again.Roger and Sheila Calvert.
29. August, 2023.
A superb holiday, brilliantly organised! My 14-year-old son and I have just spent the most amazing 9 days on a self-drive trip organised by Omar. It was utterly wonderful! Iceland offers breathtaking experiences every day and we went whale watching, dropped down inside a volcano and travelled into a glacier. Throw in excursions on a snowmobile and an ATV, plus the most spectacular scenery of waterfalls and canyons and it all adds up to an unforgetable holiday that was brilliantly planned and ran as smoothly as we could have wished for. Thanks again to Omar and his team and we highly recommend Traveo to anyone considering a holiday to this incredible country!
27. August, 2023.
Very professional organisation Just came back from an amazing trip to Iceland that was perfectly organised by Jonathan! Half a year before the trip Jonathan and I had a Zoom call in which we talked about options and the costs of them. The first draft of the trip (an organised tour with personalised extensions) was already spot-on. With a great balance between lots of experiences and the budget I had. My teenage boys loved the being active in this country! Iceland is such an amazing place but very expensive. So it paid off to have someone help me make the most of my budget. Thank you Jonathan for designing this trip!
Anjelica M
Anjelica M
24. August, 2023.
Great itinerary and trip! My friends and I had an excellent trip planned by Omar. Whenever we had questions, or may have missed one of our busses, he was available to help and coordinate to get us back on track. 10/10!
20. August, 2023.
Excellent and memorable trip planned by Traveo Jonathan was an incredible help for our trip planning this summer to Iceland. He was always available to answer our questions and was knowledgeable about the different areas to visit. He booked us wonderful overnight accommodations and fabulous tours. Highly recommend Jonathan and his team if you are traveling to Iceland!
Anke d
Anke d
17. August, 2023.
Fantastisch! We hebben een fantastische vakantie gehad in IJsland! Het contact met de lokale reisagent verliep prettig en vlot via de chat van Evaneos. De reis is aangepast op wat we graag wilden doen. In de app vind je alle details van de reis. De gidsen zijn allemaal even vriendelijk en vertellen vol trots over hun prachtige land. Het is een onvergetelijke reis geworden!
Tom P
Tom P
16. August, 2023.
Excellent. Highly recommend! We did a 4 day self-driving trip organized by Traveo. Jonathan set out a detailed itinerary for us that we followed to the letter. It was a perfectly planned trip that had great accommodations, and the itinerary was slightly customized for our preferences. Everything from hotels to car to sights all went as planned without any issues. Saved us so much time planning ourselves and was an amazing trip! Jonathan checked in with us prior to the trip, on arrival, during the trip, and after! We had no issues at all but was comforting to know he was available if needed.
Alexandra C
Alexandra C
16. August, 2023.
Amazing trip thanks to Traveo! Dream trip organised in a wonderful way by Traveo! Jonathan suggested an amazing and tailored itinerary, had great tips and recommendations on each stops and was available throughout our trip for last minute questions or help, which was very reassuring. I couldn’t recommend more!
9. August, 2023.
Highly recommend Everything was perfect with this trip! Jonathan planned everything out perfectly with tours and hotels. Highly recommend his services. Sent me all information including navigation in an app that made it super easy to follow Definitely recommend!!

You're in good hands!


It's all in the details!

Svanhildur Sif Halldórsdóttir

If you read it, she probably wrote it!

Sverrir Ómar Ingason

Anything is possible!

Scroll to Top

Tailor Made Trips

Let an Iceland-based travel agent customize the perfect trip for you

Book a Video Meeting

Start planning your tailor made trip to Iceland with a video meeting