Nestled overlooking the picturesque mountains and fjord of Akureyri, North Iceland, is a pristine wellness center designed to host yoga and other wellness retreats. Group packages include housing, meals, group excursions and more.
The Akureyri, North Iceland wellness center at Knarraberg includes a large central classroom with wood floors, geothermic heating (yes, we can accommodate hot yoga!) and windows overlooking the countryside. An additional relaxation room with zero gravity chairs connects to a path to the outdoor sauna and jacuzzi. There are three massage rooms and male and female changing rooms with showers. In the reception is a lounge where hot teas and infused waters are available all day.
The main classroom in equipped with an abundance of yoga props (yoga mats, bolsters, belts, blocks, meditation cushions and fold out chairs) and can accommodate almost any type of group. 15 aerial silks are also installed in the room. The space is perfect for any type of yoga, movement, wellness or personal development program including sound healing, writing workshops, transpersonal psychology and more.
Retreat weeks are typically Saturday to Saturday and packages include housing in shared apartments (and a hotel room upgrade) for 15-30 participants. We include daily inland transportation, meals and several group excursions based on the groups needs / desires. We highly recommend incorporating a few excursions into the natural beauty of North Iceland!
Surroundings & Activities
We offer several group excursions during the weekly retreats to offer participants the full experience of North Iceland.
This includes a ferry ride and hike on Hrisey Island (considered on of the power places in Iceland), a full day tour of the Myvatn region where you'll visit the lava fields, Godafoss waterfall and several other sights and surreal landscapes.
This day also includes time soaking in healing Myvatn Nature Baths (geothermic hot springs).
An additional local tour and waterfall hike is included and in the Spring / Summer / Fall - either horse riding (Icelandic horses are unique on the planet!) or whale watching.
In the Fall and Winter, a special Northern Lights outing if offered and in the Summer, you'll experience the phenomenon of the midnight sun.
BONUS: Your hosts at the wellness center own the only pack of dogsledding huskies in the the North, so as an optional excursion (individual participants register in advance) they can offer dogsledding in the winter and dog scootering in the spring / summer.
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Transfer
- Hot tub
Gear & supplies
The wellness center is fully stocked with yoga mats, blankets, blocks, bolsters, belts and fold out chairs. 2 Paiste symphonic gongs are available for sound healing. 15 aerial silks are also available.
there is a fully integrated sound system and clean energy heating system to control temperature.
Total number of rooms: 16
Room(s) Description: Five shared apartments are available for the group that can house 18-22 total. Additional space can be secured in a centrally located hotel. All accommodations are within a few walking blocks of the town center. A detailed rooming grid is provided upon request.
Food types available:
- Vegetarian with fish
- Traditional (non vegetarian)
Can a retreat leader bring a personal chef? No
Closest city with major airport that attendees would fly into: Akureyri, North Iceland
Travel time to closest airport: 5 minutes to the town center
Transportation from airport to venue: Guests book their own travel to Reykjavik International and then take a short domestic flight to Akureyri. May - September, it is also possible to rent a car and take the lovely 5 hour drive from Reykjavik to Akureyri. Your hosts greet you at the Akureyri airport and the rest of your week is taken care of!
For teachers leading a group retreat
Deposit to reserve the venue: 2500
Price range per day per attendee (for a group retreat)
varies depending on package and season
Price Description & Conditions
Retreat weeks require a a minimum of 15 students, and at that 2 staff receive a greatly reduced package rate. Retreats are typically booked 9-15 months in advance.
Six months from the start date of your retreat, if enrollment is not optimistic, teachers have one option to re-schedule within the next 12 months. After this, teachers are bound to the contractual obligations.
I went on a yoga retreat here in the month of December/January. We practiced yoga with the most amazing mountain views I have ever seen! The yoga room was spacious and allowed for a comfortable practice space.
The other areas of the spa - sauna, jacuzzi, showers, etc. are all very clean and well maintained. It was so relaxing to look at the mountains from all areas of this space!
I also cannot say enough good things about the owners. They were extremely welcoming and generous to our group. They accommodated all of our needs and then some! They made our trip both exhilarating (with all the activities we did with them) and completely relaxing (hanging out at the spa). I would recommend this venue without any reservations! A perfect active and relaxing trip! :)
-Erin S (Trip Advisor Review)
I was fortunate enough to lead a yoga retreat here for 6 days. We had 23 students from around the world that called this place home while in Akureyri. This is a magical space with beautiful mountain views and a gorgeous yoga studio that has all the bells and whistles (gongs, rain sticks, yoga blocks, straps, cushions, and even aerial yoga hangings)! I was so impressed with the space but overwhelmed with gratitude for the love and care that Andreas and Ulrica put into making it feel like home. It's a perfect place to take your group. They plan amazing day excursions and share so much knowledge about the cultures and traditions of Iceland!
- Hawah (retreat leader)
I love yoga and always wanted to explore Iceland, so I convinced my husband to come along too (even though he had very little yoga experience). We quickly bonded with several members of the travel group and enjoyed the balance of morning yoga and afternoon and evening adventures. Experiencing the brilliant Northern Lights while soaking in a Myvatn hot spring was the most amazing moment of the journey for me. I felt one with the earth and the universe in the most remarkable way
- Molly S (retreat participant)
My trip to Iceland was more than I could have ever imagined! I have traveled extensively, but this trip was exceptional in many ways, from the knowledgeable yoga instructors, the spacious accommodations, to all the fabulous excursions. I was so excited to ride the Icelandic horses through the beautiful countryside, but nothing could have prepared me for the spectacular light show of the Aurora Borealis. Thank you for helping me experience a trip of a lifetime.
- Cathy F (retreat participant)