Iceland Yoga Retreat

4-9 October 2018

Teacher: Emma Henry

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

£1,295£1,795

Join us for a 5 day yoga holiday in Iceland in October. We are based in the wild and remote Troll peninsula in northern Iceland in a luxury ski lodge set at the end of an incredibly beautiful valley surrounded by mountains.

Your Iceland yoga holiday combines dynamic Jivamukti yoga with Emma Henry with options to hike, ride Icelandic horses and watch whales in the fjords. A day exploring Lake Mývatn, a sunset soak in hot pools overlooking a geothermal paradise and the magical Northern Lights make this retreat one of our most exceptional travel experiences.

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Summary

Possibly one of the best Iceland yoga holidays ever! October is the ideal time to watch the Northern Lights and our remote location with no light pollution means that if they happen, we’ll have a fantastic show! Our lodge include luxury cabins that look out onto the mountains, a traditional farmhouse, yoga barn, bath house, sauna and outdoor hot tub.

Your yoga holiday will include 15 hours of yoga and meditation classes with Emma Henry. Your meals will be prepared by our expert chefs, who will prepare you delicious, nourishing and warming vegan meals.

Iceland is made for exploring: Hike like a viking or ride Icelandic horses in the mountains and enjoy epic vistas while whale watching on the fjord. A trip to this part of Iceland would not be complete without a day out at the world famous Lake Mývatn geothermal region, where all that makes Iceland so unique can be experienced within a few hours, from powerful waterfalls, volcanoes, geothermal activity and a nature spa.

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Programme

Jivamukti yoga: Emma Henry will offer 15 hours of yoga and meditation classes, with 2 yoga classes most days. Each Jivamukti class offers a vigorous and dynamic asana practice supported by chanting, breath awareness, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation.

Bath house and thermal spa: These are a must do in Iceland and the perfect compliment to the dynamic yoga and exploring focus of this yoga holiday! We have a bathhouse with sauna and an outdoor hot tub with views down the valley and we visit the Myvatn natural spa for a sunset soak.

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Exploring

Our location in Northern Iceland is an inspiring wilderness, perfect for exploring so we have created a programme that combines yoga with lots of exploring, so that you can truly immerse yourself in all that Iceland has to offer. Some of these are included in your package and others are optional, so that you can choose whether to do everything or take time out and chill when you need to.

Mountain hike and Icelandic horse riding: We are located in a remote mountain area, where hiking and horse riding is the only way to experience the beauty of the valley as there are no roads here!  There are numerous paths and routes to explore from our retreat house, including a short walk to the nearby waterfall. We will also offer a full day hiking with our local guide. If you are keen on horse riding you can opt to explore on horseback, in the company of our expert guide and local horseman.

Mývatn geothermal wilderness: We will head out for the day to the world famous Lake Mývatn. Our first stop will be the beautiful Goðafoss – the ‘waterfall of the gods’ and then we will visit the pseudocraters where the American astronauts trained, the dark cities full of unique lava-pillars and the home of the yulelads. Afterwards we move on to the high temperature field, an exhilarating place with bubbling mud pools and smelly sulphur mudpots! The day ends in a relaxing dip in the nature baths of Mývatn, the ‘Blue Lagoon’ of the North, with a great view of the lake.

Whale watching: We head out for three hours on a traditional oak boat to see the humpback whales.

Northern Lights: North Iceland offers the ideal setting to watch Northern Lights. They happen when the interplay of many natural factors, such as cold temperatures, cloudless skies and high solar activity combine perfectly, so to see the dance of the lights is a gift of the northern winter and not a 100% guaranteed!

We very much hope to see them in our valley and we will check in advance the weather/aurora forecast, maps and also the forecast for Northern Lights. If needs be we will head out in our minibus to find them!

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Food & accommodation

Food on your yoga retreat: During your yoga retreat you’ll be served daily delicious, healthy brunch, dinner and snacks each day – prepared by our expert retreat chef Saba Rahbar.

Our menus are designed to support your yoga practice, so you can expect tasty and sustaining plant-based meals. You can read more about plant based food in our FAQ section. 

You’ll have plenty of herbal teas, infusions and drinking water, and it’s a great idea to power down by having less caffeine while you are with us. We don’t serve alcohol but there are options to order a drink on some of the excursions. 

Accommodation on your yoga retreat: We have 8 beautiful, luxurious cabins located at the edge of our farm with mountain views. Peaceful and secluded these cabins are very special – cosy and warm with big windows so you can feel really immersed in the wild nature all around you. Each cabin has an upper loft with a double bed and a lower floor with a queen bed, lounge area and bathroom.

We are also able to offer budget accommodation options in our farmhouse where we have 2 twin rooms and 2 private rooms. Bathrooms are shared between 3 people. Our farmhouse is also where the kitchen, dining and lounge rooms are located so the house will be busy.  If you are seeking peace and solitude please choose a cabin. If you don’t mind a room in a bustling house then the farmhouse option will work for you.  The house will be quiet between 10.30pm and 6.30am!

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What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation in our remote location
  • Return transfers from Akureyri airport
  • 15 hours of yoga and meditation classes
  • Brunch, dinner, snacks and herbals teas
  • A day out exploring the geothermal wilderness of Myvatn
  • Unlimited use of the sauna and hot tub

What’s extra:

  • Flights to Akureyri
  • Spa entry costs in Myvatn (3000 ISK per person)
  • Hike guide fees (15,000 ISK per person for 5 hours. Minimum 8 people)
  • Icelandic horse riding (10,000 ISK per person for 2 hours)
  • Whale watching (17,700 ISK per person. Minimum 14 people)

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Travel

Travel to your Iceland Yoga Retreat from UK (mail us if you’d like advice on travel options from another location)

Flights to Iceland

The nearest airport is Akureyri. You can fly with Iceland Air, BA, Wow and Easyjet from London on 12th October to Keflavik airport and then take a connecting flight with Air Iceland Connect to Akureyri with a short stop in Keflavik.  

For your return flight on 17th October you will need to fly to the domestic airport as there are no flights to the international airport that day.  You then need to transfer to the international airport which is 50 minutes away.

We will send all the details when you book.

Airport transfers from Akureyri are included in your retreat. We will send pick up and drop times when you you book.

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2 reviews for Iceland Yoga Retreat

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    Visiting Iceland with Reclaim Yourself was a fabulous experience. Jools, teacher Emma and the whole team are caring, attentive and their experience in running retreats is evident. I loved all aspects of the retreat, the location, the yoga and the healthy food. A perfect balance of yoga and adventure in a wild and remote corner of the world. And as this was my second retreat with Reclaim Yourself (first was to Mongolia!) I highly recommend going to Iceland. You will come away feeling happy, healthy and full of wonder.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ruth Rosselson

    My week in Iceland with Reclaim Yourself in October 2016 was simply amazing. The combination of intensive yoga classes, nourishing food and magical scenery made for the most awesome and unique holiday. To top it off, we got to see the Northern Lights, which was the icing on the cake. I’d highly recommend Iceland as a destination, and Reclaim Yourself as the hosts to give you the best, most unique experience.

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This trip was exceptional. Emma is an inspirational teacher and the studio overlooks a spectacular mountain range. Our cabins were clean, cosy and very comfortable. The food was tasty, nutritious and I loved exploring the Icelandic wilderness. It was a memorable experience and I will definitely be returning. Loved it!

- Jules, October 2017