"To retreat" means withdrawing to a quiet or secluded place away from everyday routine. A place that is sheltered and private. This is what Torfhús Retreat is offering you. The architectural style of the Retreat is inspired by an Icelandic Viking farm at Stöng. All buildings are of the classic Icelandic torfhouse style, made of stones, turf and wood.
Iceland has a rich tradition of bathing in geothermal pools, powered by sustainable energy. The multiple uses for the warm geothermal water are believed to be one of the deciding factors for settling down in this rigid environment. This source of energy was persistently used for bathing throughout centuries by Icelandic people. In Icelandic sagas bathing in natural stone hot pools consistently appears. The basalt stone hot pools are Torfhús Retreat´s attempt to bring this rejuvenating tradition of bathing to our guests.
In the Viking Langhus you find the reception, a cosy restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, a rich soup of the day and an optional typical Icelandic dinner. There is also a little deli corner where guests can choose from a selection of snacks, sandwiches, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages.