Faroe Islands & Iceland Retreat with Reclaim Yourself & Zephyr Wildman
23 June 2023 @ 8:00 am – 3 July 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Epic Yoga Adventures in the Nordic Wilderness
Join Reclaim Yourself Retreats pioneering 10 day Nordic adventure with yoga teacher Zephyr Wildman in remote Faroe Islands and wild Iceland. First we explore the isolated Faroese archipelago, known for its tiny islands with dramatic landscapes, wild coastlines and puffin colonies. Then we take the ferry to a beautiful town in the eastern Icelandic fjords for a long weekend under the midnight sun, exploring the geothermal wilderness, whale watching and visiting 3 epic thermal baths.
In the Faroe Islands, our retreat base is a hotel set in a quiet valley just outside of Tórshavn. Each day we will embark an adventure together, driving to different islands to hike up mountains to enjoy fantastic views of beautiful fjords and dramatic coastlines. You’ll start your days with dynamic flow yoga class with Zephyr to awaken your mind and body. Your evening practice will yin and restorative yoga, meditation and deep relaxation to help you unwind and settle after your days out in the wilderness.
Our hikes will include Villingadalsfjall, a four hour adventure up the highest mountain on Viðoy island and Hvíthamar, a shorter hike on Eysturoy island where you will get an epic view of Funningsfjørður, one of the most beloved fjords in the Faroe Islands. We will also take the ferry to Kalsoy and hike to Kallur, the iconic lighthouse.
You’ll have time to explore Tórshavn, one of Europe’s smallest capital cities with its colour harbour and quaint cobbled alleyways lined with turf roof houses. Then we take the night ferry all the way to East Iceland, arriving early morning into the picturesque fjord town of Seyðisfjörður.
We’ll start our day with a breakfast and a soak in our favourite thermal pools in Iceland, Vök baths, where the hot pools float in a beautiful Arctic lake. Then we head north, to stay in a peaceful fisherman’s house with panoramic ocean views, perfect for enjoying the spectacular mid-summer skies.
We will spend an afternoon whale watching and puffin spotting, followed by dinner at Húsavík harbour and an evening soak in thermal pools overlooking the Skjálfandi Bay. A trip to this part of Iceland would not be complete without a day out in the 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.
Your retreat accommodation
We have 12 places on this retreat. In the Faroe Islands, we will be staying at a stylish hotel tucked away in a valley, overlooking Tórshavn and the surrounding landscape. We have 2 private and 4 twin rooms in the main hotel and 2 private rooms in the Annex building nearby. The rooms are light and spacious and all are ensuite.
Note this is a large hotel, so we wont have exclusive use. Options are fairly limited in the Faroe Islands so we are pleased to have selected one that is Burðardygt Vinnulív (the Faroese Sustainable Business Initiative). The hotel offers very comfortable rooms, great views and its own spa and a peaceful yoga room.
We have 1 night on the night ferry and you’ll need to book your own berth – details are in the travel section.
In Iceland, we have 4 nights staying at a carefully renovated fisherman’s house in Iceland. We have 2 private rooms with ocean views, 2 smaller private rooms with mountain views and 4 twin rooms with 2 single beds. Please note that the rooms here share 4 toilets and 2 showers.
Our house includes a spacious dining and lounge area with views out to sea and a large outdoor deck.
Your Retreat Menu
In the Faroe Islands, our local chefs will be creating simple meals each day using fresh, local produce. The menu will be include fish and meat options, so please check with is if you need a vegetarian or vegan menu.
In Iceland, our own chef will be creating delicious plant based meals each day. Herbal teas, black tea, coffee and water are included in your retreat.
- 9 nights accommodation
- 12 yoga classes
- Hikes to Villingadalsfjall, Hvíthamar and Kallur lighthouse
- A day out on Kalsoy island
- A day out at Myvatn
- All your meals apart from 1 dinner in Torvshan and 1 dinner in Husavik
- All transport in Faroe islands and Iceland
- Outbound flight to the Faroes and return flight from Iceland
- Overnight ferry from Faroe to Iceland
- Dinner in Tórshavn and Huvavik (around £65 per meal)
- Guided kayaking in Faroes (3900 DKK for 3 hours)
- A private boat tour to see the puffins in Faroe (850 DKK for 3 hours)
- Whale watching and puffin spotting trip in Iceland (12,900 ISK per person)
- Spa entry costs in Vok (2500 ISK per person)
- Spa entry costs in Myvatn (3000 ISK per person)
- Spa entry costs in Husavik (2500 ISK per person)
You are heading to some islands in the middle of nowhere! But don’t worry it’s not too tricky to get there.
UK to Faroe Islands: From UK you can fly from Edinburgh to Vagar in the Faroe Island with Atlantic Airways. Your other option is to fly to Copenhagen with SAS and onto Vagar with either SAS or Atlantic Airways.
Faroes to Iceland: We will take the Smyril Line ferry which sails once a week between the Faroe Islands and East Iceland.
Iceland to UK: You can fly to UK from either Husavik to Reykjavik with Eagle Air, or from Akureyri to Reykjavik with Icelandair. From Reykjavik there are many flights to UK. You can also from Akureyri to UK via Copenhagen with Nice Air.
We will send all the details when you book but if you need them before mail us
We are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible way. This is includes being transparent about the current eco-credentials for each retreat and providing a Responsible Retreat Rating (0 is the lowest and 5 the highest score).
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