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Norway Weekend Yoga Retreat
3 November – 6 November
Join our Norway yoga retreat with Reclaim Yourself Retreats and myself to experience an amazing landscape with great mountains, vast valleys, deep fjords, and historical Norwegian farmland. Combine twice daily yoga and delicious Norwegian meals with invigorating hikes to breathtaking peaks and spectacular viewpoints. Between activities, enjoy captivating views, rejuvenate in the bath house, rest and savour the peacefulness of our nature filled location.
Our family owned and run retreat location is on the northwest coast of Norway, around 1.5 hours from Ålesund and in the middle of the famous Norwegian scenic route. On our doorstep is Reinheimen National Park, several nature reserves and Tafjord, a hidden UNESCO world heritage fjord.
You’ll stay in beautiful, award-winning rooms, designed so that you feel deeply connected to the surrounding landscape. With sumptuous beds and wonderful views, each room blends seamlessly into the surrounding natures and offers complete peace and privacy. At the heart of the retreat is a 100 year-old restored farm building, where the old the cow byre is now a dining room with an open fire, and the old hay store has been turned into the lounge area.
Yoga will takes place in a large riverside room, where glass walls look out onto the river and mossy woodlands. Nearby is the bath house, a tranquil and refreshing spa built into the land by the river, where you’ll find a steam sauna, hot tub, a silent room, showers and our treatment room. You can book massages and breath work sessions with our therapist Amanda Tizard.
The area around us is a paradise for off the beaten path hiking in quiete and peaceful surroundings. You can explore lovely peaks, ancient mountain farms and wonderful viewpoints.
Your retreat accommodation
We have 15 places on this retreat, sleeping in beautifully designed “landscape” and “birdhouse” rooms, along with 2 farmhouse rooms.
Our seven award winning “landscape rooms” are cubes on stilts, with glass walls that offer a striking view of the valley, the forest or the river below.
Every room has one or two walls that are entirely built in glass and every room gets its own exclusive view of the landscape. No room looks into another, so the rooms are private even though curtains are not an option!
All the rooms have a dark interior to avoid stealing focus from the scenery and include a double bed and a small bathroom. For those sharing these rooms as twin rooms, a very comfortable but smaller second bed will be added to the room.
Our two “birdhouse” rooms have a minimalist architectural style and resemble a traditional Norwegian log house. The rooms are 8 square metres in total, but provide a comfortable double bed, a small sofa bench and a toilet.
The interior is light, with large windows designed to let nature in and smaller windows that provide extra glimpses of the world outside. From the bed, you can look out on the mountainside. The rooms have a tiny bathroom with only a small handheld shower, but the nearby bath house is available for showering around the clock.
Your retreat menu
Our resident chef team create resplendent meals with traditional Norwegian recipes and ingredients.
Brunch: We start the day with good bread and freshly made jam, cereal, homemade scrambled eggs and smoked salmon prepared in the traditional style. In addition to freshly brewed coffee and tea, we offer locally sourced apple juice from the valley. Guests are welcome to make their own packed lunches from the breakfast table if they are heading out hiking!
Dinner: Our three course dinner is enjoyed family style at a long table in the cow barn. Meals are home cooked and hearty and will include some meat or fish. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available on request.
- 3 nights accommodation
- 6 yoga classes
- Unlimited time in the bathhouse
- Brunch, dinner and soft drinks
- Return flights or trains to Ålesund
- Transfers to our retreat (prices tbc)
- Guided hikes (from 899 – 1399 NOK pp)
- Massages and breath work (£85 an hour)
Travel to Norway
Travel to your retreat (mail us if you’d like advice on travel options from your home location)
Why not take the train?
Taking the train from London: For the slow travel option to Oslo, take the Eurostar to Brussels, spend a night there and then take the train the following day. Details are here. Either stay a night in Oslo and take the train below, or join the night train to our retreat.
Taking the train from Oslo: Our nearest train station is Åndalsnes and journey time is 5.5 hours from Oslo. You leave at 8am and arrive in time for a late lunch. There is also a night train option which takes 9 hours and gets you to the retreat in time for brunch.
The drive from Åndalsnes to our retreat location is 40km and takes about 45 minutes, assuming the Trollstigen is open. If it is closed (for winter time) the drive takes about 1 h 45 minutes and it 125 km via Sjøholt. We can organise shared taxis at an additional cost.
Flying from Oslo: Our nearest airport is Ålesund Vigra (AES). You can reach here in less than an hour from Oslo with SAS and Norwegian. The drive from Vigra is 100kms and it takes about 1.5 hours. We can organise shared taxi for you at an extra cost.
Flying from UK: You can fly to Ålesund in less than 5 hours, including a 2 hour stopover is Oslo.
To Book contact Reclaim Yourself Retreats directly.