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Othman Khaoua

I lived in Iceland for a time where I worked as guide. This allowed me to travel all around the country and discover many stunning places, even in the most remote areas.
Travelling is, I think, a very personal thing. Each trip is unique and after 5 years in the tourism industry, I always keep those ideas in mind for each trip I help planning.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in customized holidays all over Iceland. We plan a lot of sightseeing road trips (self-drive and private guided), glacier and volcano tours, multi-day northern lights hunts in the countryside, hiking trips, day tours and other excursions."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started travelling when I was in High school. Since then, I never stopped. I lived and worked in many different countries such as Mexico, Australia and off course Iceland. I travelled on every continent, discovering incredible places, cultures and people. At some point, it became evident to me that sharing my passion was what I wanted to do and I am now very happy to help you plan the best trip with Iceland Offbeat."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"A few years back, during the summer, I took a few days off to travel with a couple of friends to the northwest of Iceland. We had a beautiful day and after a long hike, we decided to go to Dettifoss and relax in front this powerful waterfall. As the midnight sun was there, it took us some time to realize we were so late. At the end, in less than one hour, we enjoyed a sunset and a sunrise over Dettifoss. AMAZING. "

Othman is part of the following groups: Iceland Travel Agents
Glymur Falls
Classic Iceland Ring Road Drive - 7 Days

Drive Iceland's famous Ring Road on this quick, seven-day trip designed for warmer travel (so there are no slowdowns due to weather and lack of daylight in the winter). Head south to the most-visited highlights—massive waterfalls, black-sand beaches, and glaciers. Enjoy the scenic route through the East Fjords, before arriving at Lake Myvatn, surrounded by geothermal and volcanic wonders. Join a whale-watching trip from Husavik, the whale watching capital, and spend time in Reykjavik exploring the best of the city, along with enjoying a soak in the Blue Lagoon.

Thorsmork Valley
Self-Drive Iceland: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Westman Islands, Thorsmork, & More - 9 Days

In nine days, enjoy Iceland's best waterfalls, black-sand beaches, cliffs, fishing towns, and hiking in the highlands, along with a trip to a locals’ island hideaway. The itinerary includes minimal driving, scenic trails, and a nice balance of popular sights—like the Golden Circle, South Coast, and Thorsmork—and lesser-known gems—including the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Westman Islands. Explore several glaciers, soak in hot springs and warm lagoons, enjoy the highlights of the capital city, and more.

Iceland: Golden Circle, South Coast, & Westman Islands - 6 Days

Explore the Golden Circle on this well-balanced, self-drive itinerary featuring both popular stops and hidden gems. First, drive to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall, followed by a relaxing soak in the Secret Lagoon. Next, head to the South Coast to stunning waterfalls—Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss—and visits to Reynisfjara Beach, Vík, and the otherworldly Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon. Then, explore the glacial areas of Skaftafell, Svartifoss, and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, followed by a day to discover the lesser-known Westman Islands. Return to Reykjavík for some sightseeing and tour the Reykjanes Peninsula—plus a stop for a final soak in the Blue Lagoon—before your departure flight home.

Iceland Highlights: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, & the South Coast - 6 Days

This five-day, self-drive trip is a great way to experience the best of Iceland without driving too far from Reykjavík. Begin in Snæfellsnes Peninsula to tour the Djúpalónssandur black-sand beach, Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, and more. Then, visit the Golden Circle's Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, along with Þingvellir National Park. Next, stop at the South Shore's Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and Reynisfjara Beach, before reaching Vik. The trip concludes with sightseeing in Reykjavík and a taste of the dining and nightlife scenes.

Discover Kirkjufellsfoss and Mt. Kirkjufell in Grundarfjörður on the Snӕfellsnes peninsula
Iceland in June: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

June begins Iceland’s busiest travel season. With never-ending daylight hours and Midnight Sun tours, the country is alive with festivals and an all-access pass to hiking in the highlands. Find out what to do and where to go with this June guide.

A waterfall in the Westfjords
10 Days in Iceland - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Ten days in Iceland is a perfect amount of time to complete the rightfully famous Ring Road. Alternatively, you have time to explore up to three areas in-depth. A great option is to visit the popular Golden Circle and South Coast, coupled with lesser-known destinations like the volcanic Snaefellsnes Peninsula or the Westman Islands. If you prefer to escape the crowded south, consider summertime itineraries to the West, North, and Westfjords for off-the-beaten-path discoveries. Active travelers can work the trails of Thorsmork or the Laugavegur Trek into their itinerary.