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 Off the Beaten Path tours below.

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Practical Information about Off the Beaten Path Tours

Off the Beaten Path Tours take you on an exciting journey to those places in Iceland that have been left untouched by mass tourism.  

Each tour experience is different. Depending on which excursion you choose, you might find yourself being led deep into the Icelandic Highlands, or herding sheep near a remote village.

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 

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.

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. 

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