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Torfhus Retreat

Golden Circle, Iceland


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Luxury Holidays At Torfhus Retreat

Conveniently located just a stone's throw away from the iconic treasures of the Golden Circle, Torfhus Retreat beckons guests to embark on an extraordinary and authentic experience of Iceland. Whisking you away from the humdrum of daily life and into a world of surreal scenery, this intimate retreat combines iconic sights, wilderness adventures and unique activities.

Authenticity is at the heart of Torfhus Retreat. Its architecture is inspired by a traditional Icelandic design that uses local stone, reclaimed wood and turf. The menus are also infused with authenticity, serving dishes that are developed with traditional dishes and fresh ingredients, changing every night to boast the fruits, vegetables, herbs and salads that are grown in classic greenhouses and locally sourced meats.

Adventure is in abundance as you discover the natural beauty of this dazzling country; soak in your own basalt stone hot pool under the star-lit skies or head out on a guided horseback ride through the countryside. Set in the remote countryside of southern Iceland, Torfhus Retreat is also perfectly placed for further adventure. The Golden Circle, Highlands and South Shore are all within easy reach, and the retreat’s array of day trips range from geyser visits to helicopter sightseeing.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An eco-luxe retreat standing amongst natural beauty
  • Feature: A merger of authentic experiences and comfortable luxury
  • Rooms: 27 rooms
  • Nearest airport: Keflavik
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Location and transfer

Approximately 120 minutes by private car transfer.


  • Rooms: 15
  • Size: 30m²
  • Room View: Grounds and garden views `
  • Facilities: With space for up to two guests, Torfbaer promises a comfortable stay in a unique environment. Arranged in a row of three, these historic suites offer a cosy bedroom, elegant bathroom with luxury amenities, a chic and inviting living area and a geothermically heated basalt stone hot pool sunken into the ground.
  • Rooms: 10
  • Size: 60m²
  • Room View: Grounds and garden views
  • Facilities: With a geothermically heated basalt stone hot pool, cosy chalet-style interior and a fully equipped kitchen, Torfhus is ideal for four people. Each Torfhus boasts two elegant bedrooms, a chic bathroom with luxury amenities and spacious living room and private veranda.
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 200m²
  • Room View: Grounds and garden views 
  • Facilities: Boasting modern facilities and an array of luxury amenities, the Torfvillas are the largest properties available at Torfhus Retreat, accommodating up to 8 guests. The villas are complete with a kitchen area, dining and living room, 4 ensuite bedrooms and a private sauna and small basalt stone pool and cold plunge pool. Stays include a private in-villa breakfast and dinner as well as a personal bar with beer, soft drinks and snacks.

Savour the flavours of Iceland's pristine landscapes with Torfhus Retreat's culinary offerings. The on-site restaurant showcases a menu crafted from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, transforming traditional Icelandic fare into a culinary journey that excites the palate.

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  • Cuisine: Delicious set menu with Icelandic influences
  • Setting: Stunning open-kitchen concept
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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Hotel Experiences

Surrounded by pristine wilderness and Iceland's awe-inspiring landscapes, Torfhus Retreat offers an exclusive and intimate experience for those seeking to immerse themselves in the unique beauty of the Icelandic countryside. Whether you’re looking for adventure or seeking solace, there is a plethora of activities to choose from here. Spend a day discovering the charm of the Icelandic horses and take a guided horseback ride through the surrounding countryside, challenge yourself to a glacier hike through the Langjökull glacier or experience the wonder of the midnight sun with a thrilling game of golf at one of the island’s 65 courses at midnight.

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Wildlife Encounters

Iceland's diverse ecosystems offer a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Join experts in exploring the avian wonders and the rich biodiversity of Iceland, including encounters with puffins, seals and more. Alternatively, embark on a scenic exploration of the Golden Circle, a route that encapsulates Iceland's natural wonders. Witness the eruptive power of Geysir, marvel at the majestic Gullfoss waterfall and stand in awe at the continental divide at Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. 

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Witness the ethereal beauty of the Northern Lights in absolute privacy as expert guides take you to secluded locations, away from the city's light pollution, where you can bask in the mesmerising dance of the auroras. Toast to this celestial spectacle with a glass of champagne and those you love, creating an enchanting memory you'll cherish forever. 



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