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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
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