If you are looking for a refreshing adventure away from your everyday life, join us in a dynamic yoga retreat in the powerful Icelandic nature. The Arctic Yoga Retreat in Iceland combines the healing energy of the arctic nature and the ancient science of yoga.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Minimum number of participants 6, maximum 10.
We can arrange private departures for groups, information on request.
Day 1, Sunday: Arrival
You'll arrive at Keflavík International Airport, where your guide and yogini meets you.
Before driving to Hveragerði village to your accommodation, Guesthouse Frost and fire, we’ll stop by the well-known Blue Lagoon Spa where you'll have the opportunity to bathe in the milky white and mineral rich warm water.
After check-in you have a chance to get to know each other. Your yogini and guide will then tell you more about herself, the tour program, your accommodation and the staff, who will be serving you.
Day 2, Monday: Meditation and relaxation
We will start the day by doing yoga before having breakfast. After breakfast we'll have some time to rest before going out and getting acquainted with the surroundings.
Hveragerði village is located in a geothermal area with boiling hot springs around town. These are used for domestic heating as well as for greenhouses, where vegetables are grown.
In the afternoon we'll visit a branch of the Agricultural University of Iceland, where gardening amongst other things, is taught.
Day 3, Tuesday: Nature hike
After our morning routine of yoga, breakfast and relaxation, we'll take a hike starting with the hot spring area before continuing to one of the valleys above the village.
Day 4, Wednesday: Excursion
We'll start the day with our morning routine and in the afternoon we'll leave town to experience some geysers, where we'll see Strokkur, an active hot spring that erupts every 5-10 minutes or so.
Next stop is Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in Iceland. Afterwards we'll return to our accommodation in Hveragerði.
Day 5, Thursday: Optional Activities
We'll start our day with our morning routine but in the afternoon you'll have free time for optional activities. You might be interested in joining a glacier hike or perhaps going on a riding tour in the vicinity. Further activities are available on request.
Day 6, Friday: Þingvellir National Park – Reykjavík
We'll practice yoga, have breakfast and rest in the morning. In the early afternoon we'll take off to Þingvellir National Park. This is one of Iceland's most sacred places, where parliament was founded in the year 930. Located in a rift valley, you'll see how geology has left its mark on the landscape.
Afterwards we'll continue our journey to Reykjavík, where we'll have dinner before returning to our accommodation in the city.
Day 7, Saturday: Departure
If your flight leaves in the afternoon you might want to spend the morning walking through the city centre, or perhaps going on a bus or bike tour around town? We would be happy to suggest tours and activities.
Airport transfer in the afternoon to Keflavík International Airport or you can prolong your stay in Reykjavík.
Please note that the itinerary can change due to weather conditions.
Preis auf Anfrage
- 6 nights including breakfast in rooms with private facilities.
- Full board from lunch* on day one to breakfast on day seven. Vegetarian and special diet is available upon request.
- Guidance through the yogini Eva Thorgeirsdottir.
- Airport transfers.
- Private bus transfers on day four and six.
- Entrance fees:
- Agricultural University of Iceland.
- Geothermal area in Hveragerði.
- Lodging tax.
*Light lunches or picnic lunch boxes.
Esja Travel supports - the Icelandic Environment Association Landvernd with a EUR 5 donation for every traveller booked on a package tour.
Optional activities/services: Glacier hike, riding tour, Reykjavík bike tour, Reykjavík sightseeing tour by bus, entrance to the Blue Lagoon, massages.
The Yogini – Eva Thorgeirsdottir
Eva is a passionate Icelandic yogini, mother, student, teacher, project manager, writer and journalist. She started her yoga adventure 15 years ago, with her background in classical ballet, when she entered her first yoga class. She quickly realized how much yoga both strengthened her and inspired, so soon there was no turning back.
After practicing yoga for ten years, she decided to make even more space for yoga in her life and got her yoga teacher certificate in Iceland in 2009 (200h training).
Eva's curiousity has led her to teach people of all types and ages - children, pregnant women, adults and seniors, giving her a deeper understanding of how the ancient science of yoga still applies to everyone in our modern times.
Her classes are a playful mixture of dynamic vinyasa flow and stillness - and are both challenging and rejuvenating, infused with spiritual insight.
Eva believes that the only way to sparkle the creative spirit living inside all of us, is through playfulness and joy and letting go of the fear of failure. Eva's vision is to inspire others to live their lives with joy and gratitude and to empower others' creative energies and potentials.
This retreat is a combination of yoga practices and outdoor nature activities. Each day starts with a two-hour morning practice. The yoga classes will be powerful vinyasa flow classes with a long rejuvenating relaxation at the end of each session. The classes will be diverse with different themes. Yoga is a powerful way to create more balance in your life and to connect to your inner spirit.
During the afternoon we will enjoy fresh air in our outdoor trips, hiking or visiting beautiful locations such as Gullfoss waterfall and the geysers. We will use the opportunity to do some stretching and pranayama breathing exercises out in the crisp Icelandic air.
The schedule will be balanced so that you will have free time to explore the environment or simply to rest. In the evenings we will offer Modern-day Meditation® classes and deep relaxation, which are perfect if you want to unwind and connect with your inner spirit after an adventurous day.
Who is the retreat for?
Both new and experienced yogis are welcome. You don't need to have prior yoga experience to enjoy this retreat - it is suitable for those who love being in the great outdoors, those who love yoga as well as those who are curious and seek adventure.
This trip is for anyone who is open to discovering new things in their environment and within themselves.
The Accommodation and its Surroundings
The Guesthouse Frost and fire is located in Hveragerði village, which is situated in a geothermal area. This means that there are boiling hot springs in the village and in the mountain hillsides surrounding it, which let out steam. The geothermal activity in the area is used for domestic heating as well as for greenhouses, where vegetables are grown.
On the outskirts of the village you'll find your guesthouse located on the banks of Varmá river in a beautiful setting amidst boiling hot springs, where private hot tubs have been placed for the guests to unwind in. You'll also have access to a sauna with an outdoor shower as well as a 12m/40ft long outdoor swimming pool. Massages are also available to you during your stay at the Guesthouse Frost and fire.
The rooms are lovingly designed for your comfort and wellbeing, all with private facilities and decorated with modern Icelandic works of art by leading Icelandic artists.
You'll have a wonderful view from your room across Varmá river, the hot springs on the river's banks and beyond to the mountains and valleys above the village.
The Guesthouse Frost and fire has always been proud of serving a tasty and attractive breakfast, largely made from quality organic farm produce and products supplied by local providers. Guests enjoy their delicious food in a unique ambience.
Vegetarian and special diet is available upon request.