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#7 of 44 Specialty lodging in Selfoss
"To retreat" means withdrawing to a quiet or secluded place away from everyday routine. A place that is sheltered and private. This is what Torfhus Retreat offers you. The architectural style of the Retreat is inspired by an Icelandic Viking farm at Stong. All buildings are of the classic Icelandic torfhouse style, made of stones, turf and wood.
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Birna B wrote a review Nov 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland7 contributions
My now fiancé invited me on an surprise adventure that included a stay at the Torfhus retreat. After a delicious vegan and gluten free dinner, we relaxed in the stone hot tub watching the northern lights and a shooting star and my then boyfriend proposed ❤️✨🥰 I highly recommend this place because of their excellent services, beautiful surroundings and I was especially grateful for all the delicious vegan and gluten free food they made for us👌
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
wilhelmm-norway wrote a review Aug 2020
Fornebu, Norway180 contributions140 helpful votes
Torfhus is just IMPRESSIVE! Developed with a solid foundation in Icelandic history with the Longhouse for meals and gatherings, the individual Turf houses (Torfhus) for privacy, and complemented by the luxurious outdoor private hot pool made within solid Icelandic basalt lava rock with your own geo-heated natural water, Torfhus offers a unique Icelandic resort concept. Location is wonderfull, very close to Geysir and Gullfoss on The Golden Circle; thus, Torfhus offers either a night’s break from your exploration of this area to/from Reykjavik; or more than that, as a vantage point for exploring this part of Iceland over several days. The food in the restaurant is exquisite - always a surprise menu, and all dishes made from local foods and ingredients only. Eco-balance is a major theme at Torfhus, so despite the luxury and uniqueness offered, the place is emission neutral. Significant thoughts, commitment and efforts have gone into developing Torfhus as this unique Icelandic destination: We certainly cross our fingers that they will come strong through the current Corona-crises, to get the opportunity to invite the world to this genuinely fantastic place to experience the best of Iceland!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rafn S wrote a review Jun 2020
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My Icelandic husband and I stayed at Torfhús Retreat and both decided it is the best accommodation in Iceland. The setting is beautiful close to some spectacular and popular sites on the Golden Circle but secluded enough to enjoy a little solitude. We had an entire house built in the old style with a turf roof, rustic and beautifully designed with a lot of attention to detail and high tech integrated. The reclaimed wood inside is gorgeous and there are all the amenities in a very rustic and fanciful style. The furnishings are luxurious. We had our own private geothermal hot tub beside the house made with stuðlaberg (basalt). The service is excellent and the food was delicious. The dinner started with 7 huge portions of a variety of appetizers followed by the most tender veal I have ever had. The desert was their homemade ice cream and mousse with fresh berries grown in the area. They picked the berries the same day. Breakfast was buffet style with ample, healthy hot and cold choices. Thank you Torfhús we will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Molly wrote a review May 2020
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
Such a magical place! The setting is inviting and serene and the staff was so kind and welcoming. Although new, it feels more like a place people have gathered for ages. The cabins had everything you could need and our meals were fantastic! We stayed here for the last two nights of our honeymoon and were treated like VIP's. I'd say it's a once in a lifetime experience, except I'm definitely planning on going back!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Private basalt geothermic soaking tubs!
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QuebecD wrote a review Mar 2020
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As two newly wed on our honeymoon we spent 2 nights at the retreat. What can we say. The experience was extremely agréable. And to think they only opened recently! The retreat are built with high quality in mind: rooms are soundproof; Hot tubs are prefect to watch the northern lights; many local attractions within 30minutes drive and the food is succulent with great services. I’m giving it a 5 stars and you will too!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Torfhús R, Manager at Torfhus Retreat
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure for us to welcome you. We are grateful for all your appreciation of the hotel and the service. Have fun on your further travels around the world! Best Regards Claudia Torfhús Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Torfhus Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Torfhus Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Golden Circle Route (4.3 miles), Strokkur (4.3 miles), and Geysir (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Torfhus Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Torfhus Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Torfhus Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Torfhus Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skjol, Supa Geysir, and Geysir Center.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Torfhus Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Torfhus Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.