Yearly Seasonal Retreat

The Ashram Iceland

 

July & August

Iceland is currently one of the most intriguing and sought after destinations for adventurers and nature lovers the world over.
Located between Scandinavia and Greenland in the North Atlantic ocean, Iceland is famous for its natural wonders and unique egalitarian culture. The island is known for the most amazing glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls and geysers. Its striking mountains and rich green landscapes beckon you to explore deeper into its pristine wonderland.

The Ashram Iceland is located on the eastern side of the island, far and away from most of the tourists and typical sightseeing destinations. Come join us for a unique adventure and discover the beauty of this island!

 
 

 
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The Ashram Iceland Program

Guests can expect a similar structure and schedule to the The Ashram California with the addition of unique Icelandic elements. The program is limited to 13 guests per week.

Eastern Iceland is known to be warmer and sunnier than the weather near Reykjavik. It is remote and stunning.

Mornings will begin with yoga and qi gong to energize and prepare the body and soul for invigorating daily activities. Lush volcanic mountains, deep green valleys and canyons will host the trails for our amazing hikes that begin at sea level and can rise up to 3000 ft in elevation. We will visit waterfalls and hot springs and you will have a sense that it is simply you and nature in this pristine, rugged and beautiful land. The mountains inspire myths of giants, trolls and faeries and you will see why!

 
 
At the Ashram Mallorca, you will be staying in a beautifully restored 17th-century olive farm, set in a peaceful valley of the scenic Tramuntana mountain range near the picturesque village of Porto Sóller.

TRANSFORMATION

Expect to feel lighter, energized, and refreshed with your body cleansed and your spirit renewed all the while making new friends from around the world.


 
The Ashram Mallorca—Our locally-inspired food is designed to help you detoxify as well as delight your taste buds. We use a nutrient-dense nutritional approach when we create our Spanish vegetarian menu.

Lodging

You will be staying at a beautiful family lodge located in the gorgeous valley of Breiddalur in far eastern Iceland near the city of Egilsstadir. Stunning and breathtaking views from all around the property create a sense of openness and possibility in every direction. Once used as a farm, Silfurberg is now a summer retreat hotel and winter hunting lodge with a style of Scandinavian minimalist-luxury. Double occupancy and single room options are available, most with en-suite bathrooms. The property feels cozy and inviting while retaining the warmth of a family farm. Two hot tubs and saunas on site are there to help relax and rejuvenate the body and mind after challenging and rewarding days in the outdoors.

Healthy Fare

In the spirit and essence of the traditional Ashram program, guests will be treated to clean and healthy cuisine that is both delicious and nutritious with an Icelandic twist. Our site is located near Eastern Iceland’s biggest organic farm which will supply us with freshly grown fruits and vegetables. Iceland also offers some of the cleanest water and fish on earth. Our menu will include several dishes with fish that are freshly caught on the premises. We will always have fresh, vegan options available as well. Infusing local Icelandic recipes into our repertoire will both excite and nourish you all week long!

 

 

A Day at The Ashram Iceland

  • 5:30am Wake up

  • 6:00am Morning Yoga or Qi gong

  • 7:00am Breakfast: Example - Icelandic Skyr (yogurt) with homemade granola and fresh berries

  • 8:00am-2:00pm Hike the magnificent mountains of Eastern Iceland while enjoying the island’s spectacular scenery and untouched beauty.

  • 2:30pm Lunch: Example - Seasoned fresh trout with sautéed veggies à la mode

  • 3:00pm Afternoon fitness activity: Example - Invigorating strength and circuit training, elemental warrior workouts as well as mat Pilates.

  • 4:30pm Daily sports massage

  • 6:00pm Restorative evening yoga

  • 7:00pm Dinner: Example - Hearty toasted barley and veggie soup with Icelandic rye bread

  • 8:00pm Evening programs: Example - Icelandic history through music and song, Icelandic story telling, sauna and aromatherapy steam baths

 

 

Rates & Reservations

The all-inclusive cost for one week at The Ashram Iceland is US $6,400 per person.

Your deposit of US $2,000 is required at the time of booking and is refundable if you cancel 90 days in advance of your arrival date, minus a 10% cancellation fee. After that time, your deposit is forfeited.

Your balance will be charged to the same credit card 60 days prior to your arrival. Please note that if you cancel after that date, you forfeit the entire Ashram Iceland cost.

We are happy to issue a refund but only if we are able to book another guest in your place.

We strongly recommend travel insurance for unexpected change in plans.

At the Ashram Mallorca, you will be staying in a beautifully restored 17th-century olive farm, set in a peaceful valley of the scenic Tramuntana mountain range near the picturesque village of Porto Sóller.

2020 Iceland Dates

July 12
July 19
July 26
August 2
August 9

 

 
The Ashram Mallorca — The beauty and peace of this magnificent finca will make you want to return time and time again.
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The Ashram Mallorca — Expect to feel lighter, energized, and refreshed with your body cleansed and your spirit renewed all the while making new friends from around the world.
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Instructors, office personal, massage therapists, kitchen staff, housekeeping and ground staff are all professionals who work as a strong friendly team to make The Ashram program unique on all levels.
 

We look forward to hearing from you.

For Reservations, please email us at iceland@theashram.com .
We are happy to answer your questions and reserve your time with us at The Ashram Iceland!

 
 
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Prepare for your retreat

 
 

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
Our weeklong retreat runs from Sunday to the following Saturday.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The rate for our all-inclusive program is US $6,400 per person (excluding airfares).

WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?
Your journey will require 2 flights. The first flight is to the international airport in Reykjavik called Keflavik (airport code KEF). The second flight is from the domestic Reykjavik airport (airport code RKV) to Egilsstadir airport (airport code EGS). It is imperative that you book your Air Iceland flight from the domestic airport departing at 2:20pm on the Sunday of your arrival. You will also need to book your returning flight on the Saturday of your departure from EGS - RKV with Air Iceland leaving at 9:55am. This is a one hour flight. Please note that there is a one hour drive between the international and domestic airports. We will suggest transportation options in your reservation package.

HOW DO I GET TO THE ASHRAM ICELAND FROM EGILSSTADIR AIRPORT?
Our staff will pick you up when you land in Egilsstadir airport at 3:20pm on the Sunday of your arrival. Please note that this will be the only pickup option. We will also drive you back to the airport on the following Saturday for your 9:55am departure.

IF I COME IN A DAY EARLY TO REYKJAVIK, WHERE DO I STAY?
We will email you a list of recommended hotels.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
With your reservation confirmation, we will email you a detailed packing list. Most important is comfortable and broken-in hiking shoes. The average temperature in the region is around 54 degrees Fahrenheit from mid July to early August so you will need to plan for this cooler weather.

CAN I BRING MY COMPUTER?
Yes, there is WiFi available. We do ask that you minimize your use for the sanctity of our retreat as well as consideration for other guests.

WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SHOULD I BE PREPARED FOR?
The Ashram Iceland is geared towards guests who are in good cardiovascular shape as the hikes are somewhat challenging.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
Our food is organic and vegetarian with the option of enjoying freshly caught fish from the lake on the property. Caffeine, alcohol and refined sugar are excluded from the menu to give your body and digestive track a chance to rest as well as reactivate your metabolism.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THE PROGRAM?
Please email us at iceland@theashram.com for further information and to reserve your time with us.

We look forward to enjoying this amazing adventure with you at The Ashram Iceland!