There are few places on earth as rewarding as Iceland when it comes to getting truly off the beaten track and finding yourself a unique place to stay. Endless lava fields, bursting geysers, brooding, smoking volcanoes and thundering waterfalls, there’s nowhere quite like this little Atlantic island anywhere on earth.
When you get off-grid in Iceland, you feel closer to nature, and further from the endless bustle of daily life, than it is possible to feel.
You can drink in some of the most magnificent landscapes anywhere on earth, hear tales of myths and legends, and feel as though you’ve dropped off the edge of the earth as you cruise the legendary Route 1 ring road.
And with Iceland being on our green list at the moment, we thought it was high time we shone to spotlight on this stunning destination, to get you inspired and provide some direction for your own Icelandic adventure.
The Icelandic people are in the fortunate position of having access to an incredible amount of renewable energy. Positioned along a fault line in the earth’s crust, hot magma and lava close to, and sometimes above ground level means the country can harness a huge amount of geothermal energy to power homes, factories, and this incredible eco-retreat in the Icelandic wilderness.
If you’re looking for a unique place to stay that gets you far off the beaten track with minimal damage to the planet, then this stunning example of blending cutting edge technology with age-old tradition.
You stay in a traditional torfhús, complete with a luxurious, stylish interior and made with reclaimed building materials, and powered entirely by geothermal and hydroelectric energy. Relax in your beautiful basalt hot pool, drinking in the midnight sun and distant mountains in the summer, or the snowy wilderness and the ethereal northern lights in the winter.
And did we mention the food? During your stay your chef, Thorarinn Eggertson, will create world-class dishes made with ingredients sourced from a mile-radius from the retreat, allowing you a true taste of Iceland in the best possible way.
A real bucket-list, luxury experience, a stay in this Icelandic eco-retreat is not a time you’ll forget in a hurry.