Our incredible Iceland digital detox retreat will recharge your life
After a couple of years of digital detox retreat hiatus, we can now announce that we are launching a brand new digital detox retreat in Iceland in 2020! We are thrilled to be able to bring you to this incredible location surrounded by the fjords, in a remote and peaceful wilderness, experiencing everything of natural beauty that Iceland has to offer. You will have five full days of digital detox and the opportunity to examine and adjust your tech habits.
The programme that we have provided for you will combine some of our many loves: digital detox, yoga and lots of exploring. This is so that you can discover all that Iceland has to offer whilst reevaluating your tech habits through a much-needed break. Not all of the activities are included as standard which allows you the opportunity to create a bespoke package factoring in your needs and allowing you to tailor your trip to be as active or restorative as you would like. This individual approach covers the whole of the retreat including the possibility for you to choose between two styles of accommodation based on what you want.
We will be staying on a private and secluded farm with gorgeous mountain views all around us as shown above. The farm not only contains the accommodation for our stay but also a traditional farmhouse, bathhouse, sauna, outdoor hot tub, and yoga barn for our classes. The majority of us will be staying in 8 cabins located on the edge of the farm. They place you right in the valleys and with their large windows thus allow you to reconnect with the natural world anew. Each of the cabins is very luxurious and equipped with a double bed on an upper floor as well as a lounge area, queen bed, and bathroom. If you would like some more budget accommodation then there is the option to stay in the farmhouse itself which contains 2 private single rooms and 2 twin rooms. If you choose to stay in the farmhouse then bathrooms will be shared between three people. If you choose to stay in the farmhouse then you may experience some disturbance between 7:30 am and 9:30 pm as this is where the kitchen is based and so where the meals are prepared. Therefore if you would like to prioritise alone time and a lack of disruption we would recommend choosing a cabin.
We have chosen a good time to see the Northern Lights as they are at their most visible in October. In our rural location with no light pollution nearby, if we do see them they will be very visible! This picture was taken from the cabins we will be staying in, last year.
A retreat in this part of Iceland could not be considered complete without a day out at the world-famous Lake Mývatn geothermal region. All that makes Iceland such a sought-after retreat destination can be experienced within a few hours, from waterfalls as seen below, volcanoes, and geothermal activity to a natural spa. In keeping with the customisable nature of the retreat, you will be able to add options to hike or ride Icelandic horses in the mountains in order to enjoy epic vistas while whale watching on the fjord.
A typical day would include two yoga classes, a session dedicated to digital detox itself and at least one optional activity such as whale watching. This means that the days would be busy but, as they start at 7 with early-morning tea, there is time to think and simply relax in this natural environment.
We cannot wait for you to join us on this adventure as we travel into the gorgeous wilderness of Iceland and truly reconnect with ourselves with a break from our phones. A digital detox retreat like this can truly change your outlook as has been proven by those who have joined us on retreats before.