Torfhús Retreat

'Stunningly Unique Viking Retreat.'

It's incredibly refreshing to find a retreat where so much attention has been given to the aesthetic. Recline on repurposed fishing boats and dine at tables fashioned from old carriages as you're taken back in time while Torfhús Retreat somehow still feels luxurious. Spacious, modern bathrooms and contemporary amenities preserve a sense of comfort and class while aesthetic choices encourage guests to imagine and visualise a time forgotten. Aside from the incredible retreat, you can explore the spectacular Þjórsárdalur Valley, the home of the fourth highest waterfalls in Iceland. Take glacier tours, go horse riding, or play midnight golf in the land where (sometimes) the sun never sets. The most mesmerising of these once-in-a-lifetime activities might be the trips down into hrihnukagigur’s crater,l where you can stand inside the crater of a dormant volcano. For true adventure, visit Torfhús Retreat. 

In Our Opinion

'The sheer range of activities available here is remarkable. Being able to snorkel one day, trek along glaciers the next, before experiencing volcanoes is just mind boggling.'

Retreat Dining

Enjoy traditional breakfast, lunch and dinners cooked with the freshest and locally-caught ingredients. 


  •  Þjórsárdalur Valley
  • Jeep expedition
  • Horse Riding
  • Glacier tours
  • Fishing
  • Hvita River
  • Midnight Golf
  • Buggy Adventure
  • Mountain Hikes
  • Snorkelling and Diving 
  • LKuxury Heli-touring
  • Trip inside a volcano



  • WiFi


The retreat is just an hour and fifteen minutes from Reykjavík by car and is situated on th Golden Circle.

Reykjavík airport (66.4 miles)