'In Iceland, we don’t go to church or to a psychotherapist.
We go for a walk.' 

- Bjork



Join us for a yoga retreat into the wonders of Iceland. Begin in the capital, Reykjavik, immersing into the local culture and surrounds. Next, we travel west to a luxurious boutique hotel in a fishing village designated a 'green' city. Following daily, morning practice built around the Icelandic sagas and infused with Icelandic music, we’ll spend days in nature, surrendering to impromptu yoga moments as the landscapes move us. With waterfalls, volcanos, geysers, glaciers, hot springs, Northern lights, whales and native horses, inspiration will abound. Let Iceland empower, enchant and change you. Soak in the fierce, raw beauty of a land where you can bathe in warm springs and be splashed by freezing waterfalls. Eat fish pulled from Arctic seas, berries plucked from mountainsides, world-famous free-range lamb, and bread baked by the earth’s own heat. There’s no place like Iceland.  


Join Sofia & Margit for a week-long retreat
in the magical life force of Iceland

Let’s go for a walk!

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your eight-day journey

begins September 12th, 2019


12th September to 19th September

Thursday 12
Arrive in Iceland. Transfer to a boutique hotel on the city’s famous pedestrian shopping street. Rest up, enjoy optional geothermal baths or just explore the sights. Group welcome dinner in the early evening.

Friday 13
Embark on a road trip with views that will be treasured for a lifetime. Full day sightseeing along the Golden Circle including Gullfoss waterfall, geysers, hot springs and the World Heritage site, Thingvellir National Park. Enjoy a locavore lunch followed by ice cream at a charming dairy farm before heading to the west coast to the boutique Hótel Egilsen for a five-night stay.

Saturday 14
A relaxing day with morning yoga practice at the Library of Water - an art installation with pillars of water from Iceland’s 24 glaciers and a panoramic view of the working fishing harbor. Spend the afternoon exploring the charming coastal town of Stykkishólmur or enjoy optional bathing at the local geothermal pool with warm, healing tubs. Group dinner in town.

Sunday 15
Morning yoga practice at the Library of Water. Option to visit the Volcano Museum. Early afternoon we will meet up for a guided “slow food movement” walk gathering provisions for a seafood stew cooked over an open fire at a scenic, outdoor spot. Here we can quiz our guides (two sisters who own a coffee shop) about life in Stykkishólmur.

Monday 16
Morning practice at the Library of Water followed by a half-day excursion with optional horseback riding. Optional bathing at the local geothermal pool with warm, healing tubs, or afternoon meditation. Dinner locally with emphasis on local mussels, scallops and heritage lamb.

Tuesday 17
Morning practice at the Library of Water followed by a full-day excursion to Snæfellsjökull glacier. Sights include lava fields, freshwater lagoons, breathtaking lava formations, Víðgelmir cave, medicinal spring water, Kirkjufell mountain and the enchanted settings of the Icelandic sagas. Lunch will be at Hótel Búðir, an exquisite boutique hotel near the beautiful (and often photographed) black timber church, Búðakirkja.

Wednesday 18
Morning yoga practice then depart for Reykjavík for a night's stay. Time for shopping and more sightseeing in the city. Options include the famous Harpa Concert Hall, the Phallological Museum and City Hall with a 3D map of Iceland. Optional afternoon whale-watching expedition. Group farewell dinner. 

Thursday 19
Breakfast then depart to Keflavík Airport. Thanks for the memories, Iceland.

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join our iceland retreat

you are worth it


invest in yourself
join us in Iceland

$3,700 + airfare


+ two night's accommodation in Reykjavík (hotels TBA)

+ five nights at Hótel Egilsen

+ daily yoga classes

non-alcoholic beverages

+ two meals a day, most often breakfast and dinner

+ guided tours

+ road trip through Golden Circle

+ day trip to Snæfellsjökull glacier

+ visits to hot springs

+ yoga mats

+ transport to and from the airport (at scheduled times)



+ spa treatments

+ whale watching




travel insurance

adult beverages

 entry fee to museums

 spending or tipping money

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Sofia for bookings



+ warm clothing (we recommend layers)

+ waterproof jacket

+ yoga attire

+ swimwear for geothermal baths

+ attire for fine dining, if you wish (there is no dress code)

+ warm socks / hat / gloves

+ thermal undergarments

+ walking shoes suitable for hiking

+ small thermos

+ travel pillow

Iceland lives up to its name: it is chilly! In order to enjoy outdoor excursions in the invigorating air please pack accordingly (wool, fleece, silk etc.) 

We hope to witness the spectacular dancing Northern Lights during our stay.
The aurora borealis is an unpredictable phenomenon and will put on a display without a moments notice. 

US Citizens do not need a travel Visa to enter Iceland but your passport must be valid for more than three months. 

While it is not compulsory to have travel insurance we recommend you purchase coverage for the dates that you'll be in, & traveling to & from, Iceland. For peace of mind your insurance should cover accidents, illness, home transport, loss of luggage or holiday days. You are responsible for having appropriate up-to-date personal insurance. Contact your credit card company as many include travel insurance.

There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter Iceland.


meet Sofia & Margit

your personal guides & yoga instructors

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sofia artola

Traveling is a passion that is rooted in Sofia's soul. She has travelled to many places around the world... Nepal, India, Thailand, Bali, Morocco, Central America & throughout Europe. Sofia has been practicing yoga since the mid nineties and has continued with her practice and yoga journey, physically and spiritually, ever since. Her practices and teachings include Ashtanga, Anusara, Iyengar and other eclectic trainings. Sofia's travels & yoga journey have expanded her vision and led to the opening of her own yoga studio, Shakti, in 2005, & later her organic cafe, Mayanjali. With her retreats she hopes to share the beauty the world has to offer.

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margit bisztray

Margit flowed into yoga in 1994, in Key West. During three years of living in Miami, she dedicated herself to Ashtanga and original techniques taught by the teachers there. A world traveler, Margit always finds a home in yoga studios, and has studied with teachers both famous and not widely known, enhancing her practice. In 2011-2012, she completed her teacher training with Ruslan Kleytman. Her practice and teachings are a symphony, with a common intention of presence and grace. 

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  • A deposit of $1000 is required at the time of booking. This deposit is non refundable.

  • Accommodation is for double occupancy: $3700 per person (2 people per room). Private rooms are available upon request, at time of booking, for an additional charge. Please inquire.