Discover the Depth of Yoga while exploring the wonders of Northern Iceland…Yoga Retreat September 17-24, 2022
Join Savita for this once in a lifetime experience to the North of Iceland… famous for it’s majestic landscapes, waterfalls, volcanic craters, geothermic nature baths, Icelandic horses… and discover one of Iceland’s best kept secret, the town of Akureyri. It’s mild climate on the longest fjord of the country and it’s closeness to the Arctic Circle make Akureyri a must-see destination and a perfect place for a yoga and meditation retreat…Imagine preserved unspoiled nature, stunning vistas over waterfalls, secret hikes off the beaten path, an excursion to the Northern Lights, the Stillness of the land, plus daily yoga and meditation at a newly developed yoga and wellness center. Enjoy a special treat and meet the locals at hot geothermal pools, where Icelanders gather to relax and release tensions and stress, and partake in a custom that has been ingrained in the cultural fabric of this amazing country throughout history.
Our accommodation will be in different apartments, each with 2-3 rooms, shared bath, kitchen, living space and use of jacuzzi. There are also a few hotel rooms available in the town center. We will enjoy local cuisine at local restaurants with most meals included in your package. The yoga and meditation classes will be in the morning and in the afternoons we will explore different Island adventures in breathtaking landscapes and with unrivalled scenery, (two afternoons are free and optional excursions are available).
Retreat Package includes: Group transfer from Akureyri airport, inland transfers to apartments, wellness center (where yoga classes are held) and excursions, 7 nights in Akureyri accommodations, use of wellness center, starting with dinner on the first night, all breakfasts, lunches and 5 dinners (2 open dinners in Akureyri), ferry ride and tour with hike to Hrisey Island, Myvatn full day excursion with spa entrance fee (includes Godafoss waterfall, lava landscapes), Akureyri tour with local waterfall visitation, Northern Lights outing and a tour to the GeoSea in Husavik, plus daily yoga/meditation sessions. NOT INCLUDED are international airfare and inner island airfare from Reykjavik to Akureyri, travel insurance, spa treatments, 2 additional dinners.
Optional are horseback riding on the famous Icelandic horses and/or whale watching. The Icelandic horseback riding requires a minimum of attendees and costs $150/pp for a 4-5 hour afternoon tour. Whale watch tours leave daily from Akureyri harbor.
Retreat Rates: Apartment One: 2-3 rooms each, 1 shared bath, kitchen, living space, jacuzzi: Double Occupancy $2995/person (if paid in full by May 15, 2022, after $3,195) Single Occupancy $3495 (if paid in full by May 15, 2022, after $3695)
Apartment Two: 2 double occupancy rooms with each a private bath, kitchen, living space and jacuzzi: Double occupancy $3295/person (if paid in full by May 15th, after $3495)
Hotel in Town Center: Double occupancy rooms $3675/person
All apartment rooms can be outfitted with individual beds or king size bed.
Payment Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 to reserve your spot. Second payment is due March 15th, 2022. Final balance due May 15, 2022 and is non-refundable after this date. Travel insurance strongly recommended: (www.travelexinsurance.com) (https://aeti.americanexpress.com) (https://aardy.com/aarp/travelinsurance). These are three reputable options:
Covid-19 Guidelines: Please check www.visiticeland.com for most up-to-date Covid guidelines. In alignment with the government guidelines of Iceland, and due to the intimacy of our retreat, sharing time on buses, in the yoga room and at the apartments, I would like to confirm that all participants need to have full current vaccinations.