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Torfhus Retreat

Last updated: 13 December, 2022

The ‘Turf House’ Retreat offers guests the chance to sleep inside a modern version of the grass-roofed houses that were once common across much of Iceland (the turf acted as a form of natural insulation).

Cleverly built from reclaimed timber, volcanic stone and natural materials, the cabins offer understated luxury but also nod to the Icelandic past – you’ll spot old tools, animal skins, vintage sleds, carts and even a sofa made from an old boat as you wander round.

The hotel’s renowned restaurant, in the central ‘meeting house’, serves classy, Neo-Nordic cuisine. There’s also a ‘basalt stone’ hot pool where you can take a soothing dip.

It’s the ultimate luxury cabin experience, and it sits smack bang in the centre of the celebrated ‘Golden Circle’: Geysir is 13km north, Gullfoss 15km northeast, and Thingvellir National Park is 60km west.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed