Iceland Retreat with the Travel Yogi

November 19-25, 2017

Join myself and The Travel Yogi this November to a winter escape in Iceland!

The raw beauty of Iceland nature will awe and amaze and the quirky Iceland culture will charm you (like it charmed us!).  We’ve got your Iceland adventures in the bag regardless of whether you choose to experience the beautiful midnight sun or majestic northern lights.   The volcanic power that continues to form this island is palatable in the hum of Reykjavik and in the echoes of ageless glaciers and exploding geysers.  In all its seasons and facets, an Iceland yoga retreat is an extraordinary adventure.

We are excited to share with you the highlights of what makes this island tick both from the vibrant capital of Reykjavik and from our hidden accommodation gem in the south.  We’ll explore waterfalls and geysers, case the city, rest in the south surrounded by Icelandic horses, check out some out-of-this-world terrain and chillax in the Blue Lagoon.

This adventure is for the adventurous… bring your open mind and heart and The Travel Yogi will take care of the rest…

Included in the Yoga Retreat:

  • Morning vinyasa yoga
  • Evening chill out yoga practice
  • Foodie walking tour of Reykjavik
  • Four nights in a luxury hotel in Reykjavik
  • Two nights in the south of Iceland
  • Full guided tour (with secret extras) of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle
    • Gullfoss’ natural gorgeousness
    • Geysir natural spring (time-able eruptions and a good indication of what’s going on below!)
    • Thingvellir’s cultural and historic past
    • Photo op at Faxi waterfall
    • Folklore fun at Haukadalur
    • Science, history and more natural beauty than you can shake an elf at (Icelandic “ha”)
  • Nighttime sky gazing in the perfect dark of nature to spy the Northern Lights (winter & spring trips)
    • Two chances in the south to see the lights – jump into the on-property Viking Pool or separate jacuzzi with a hot (or cold) drink and wait for the show
    • Summer trips can jump in the Viking Pool and bask under the midnight sun
  • Reykjanes Peninsula day trip
    • Visit Hafnarfjördur (and the elves!)
    • Cross the ‘bridge’ and the continental divide between the American and Eurasian plates – walk from America to Europe (ha)
    • Check out the beautiful blue clay and bubbling hot spring of Seltún
    • Watch the steam escape from the fumaroles and hot springs of Gunnuhver
  • Head to the Blue Lagoon for a long soak
    • Elevated entrance to the Blue Lagoon with extras
  • Full day south coast explorations
    • Exact adventure locations will be determined by the season and weather
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • Four full dinners (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options)
  • Transportation to and from Keflavik (KEF) airport
  • Free wifi

Accommodations & Meals

Reykjavik Room Options

Executive rooms offer comfort with Scandinavian luxury. Clean, crisp rooms with large bathrooms lull each yogi to sleep.  Bask in the thoughtful extras of heated towel racks (a welcome luxury), long tubs and deep, comfortable beds.

Atrium rooms offer many of the same comforts of the Superior Executive room with a few slight differences.  Atrium rooms will look in towards the spacious and natural-light filled lobby area and will be slightly smaller than their Executive cousins.   All of these rooms can accommodate two beds for roommates and are a wonderfully comfortable alternative to the Executive rooms.

South Iceland Rooms

Our rooms in the south are all clean and neat country-comfort with en suite bathrooms.  They are smaller and more basic than the city hotel rooms but with unrivaled views. Gaze out onto the surrounding fields dotted with the property’s host of Icelandic horses or towards the museum building beautifully constructed, in part, with volcanic rock.  Rooms will be configured with either two twin beds or one king based on your initial room request.

Sample Daily Schedule

A full sample of the retreat can be viewed at The Travel Yogi website. These itineraries may change subject to weather conditions and season.

Day One

  • Early (very early for most of us) morning arrival in Iceland
  • Transfer to Reykjavik (approx 1hr) and drop bags off at our hotel
  • Rejuvenate with a full breakfast (coffee!) and take a few moments to relax
  • Head out for a walking foodie tour of Reykjavik
    • Get your bearings and a gastronomical tour of this eaty-eclectic country
  • Play in downtown or stroll back and check in to your room
  • Evening de-plane and welcome yoga class
  • Group welcome dinner

Day Two

  • Morning yoga and group buffet breakfast
  • Today we’re heading out to visit the homes of the elves, Vikings (only kinda kidding) and the stunning Reykjanes Peninsula
    • Day trip down to Hafnarfjördur (for the elves)
    • Visit Kleifarvatn for a view of the seismic-ly beautiful Kleifarvarvatn and walk the “bridge” between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates
    • Check out the geo-thermal epicenter of Seltún; blue clay and bubbling hot spring included
    • Wander out among the fumaroles and hot springs of Gunnuhver… watch out for Gunna the ghost!
  • After a day of exploring we’ll head over for a soak in the warm-zen-goodness of the Blue Lagoon
    • You’ll have a few hours to relax in the waters and chill.  Entrance with us includes:
      • a pre-treatment in-water silica mud mask
      • a drink of your choice from the swim-up bar in the Lagoon
      • skin smoothing-tightening-glowing-allaroundawesome in-water algae mask
  • Head back for an evening yoga class and dinner on your own tonight

Iceland Retreat Pricing

  • $3195

    Atrium Room - Double Occupancy

  • Atrium rooms are comfortable and clean-lined-Scandinavian style.  All rooms have an en suite bathroom and can be either two twin beds.
  • $3395

    Double Occupancy - Superior Room

  • Superior Rooms offer comfort with Scandinavian luxury.  Enjoy clean, crisp rooms with en suite bathrooms and bask in the thoughtful extras…
  • $3695

    Single Occupancy - Atrium Room

  • Atrium rooms are comfortable and clean-lined-Scandinavian style.  All rooms have an en suite bathroom and can be either two twin beds.
  • $3895

    Single Occupancy - Superior Room

  • Superior Rooms offer comfort with Scandinavian luxury.  Enjoy clean, crisp rooms with en suite bathrooms and bask in the thoughtful extras.

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