Hidden amongst vast volcanic plains, Torfhús Retreat was founded on the idea of reconnecting with nature while simultaneously promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Situated in an area with an abundance of geothermal heat allows for a completely ecological energy system.
A minimal approach continues throughout the architecture, inspired by an Icelandic Viking farm, bringing rugged building traditions into the present. Torfhús’ suites take you back in time with their reclaimed oak and rustic painted walls, enhanced by fur rugs, hand crafted furniture and warm lighting to create a truly tranquil space. The well-designed houses are the perfect place to return after an active day in the great southwest Golden Circle. All suites have access to blissful basalt stone pools, full of fresh Icelandic water heated with sustainable geothermal energy, the perfect spot to watch the vibrant dance of the northern lights.
Unwind at the Retreat restaurant where the historic ethos meets modern day comforts with cuisine inspired by Icelandic traditions and local ingredients. Chef, Thorarinn Eggertsson, uses ingredients sourced within a 10mile radius, from local mountain grazed lamb to fresh salmon caught in a nearby river, partnered with carefully selected wines.