Summer Iceland Retreat ~ June 11-17, 2020

Return to Source...and love

Join us in 2020 for a revival of the soul!

Meet your host

Shelly Reef

Empath, teacher and sound healer Shelly Reef travels the globe, bringing light to the hearts of humanity.  She is a lifelong meditator whose practice spans 30 years; her teaching, over 20 countries.
Shelly is author of the soon-to-be-released book, “The Immeasurable"

Together, we find bliss like no other at Myvatn Nature Baths'  warm, aqua blue silica pools. 

A return to joy!

June of 2020, we return to source amid the pure warm springs, blossoming flowers and fresh air of Northern Iceland. The path inward will be gently forged by the sacred sounds of the Therapeutic harps, Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls and love.

Where we'll stay

Karlsá Lodge

Nestled on the Troll Peninsula, the lodge is just a few miles north of the small town of Dalvik. 

This majestic 1920's house has 7 bedrooms, a beautiful, fully-stocked kitchen, group dining area, and large living room. Downstairs, there's a wet room built for large groups... allowing the therapeutic practice of alternating cool showers with the sauna and geothermic hot tub on the outdoor landing.

The spectacular view from the hot tub overlooks the massive fjord where charming humpback whales play beneath the mountainous landscape.

What will happen every day

Each day you will be called to awaken by the gentle sounds of the Therapeutic Harp played right outside your bedroom door.  
A gentle morning class of yoga  and breath-work on the back deck overlooks the magnificent nature views, followed by a nourishing breakfast prepared with love by our amazing local vegetarian/vegan chef, Erla Eyland. 
Each day will offer free time to explore the local nature. Directly outside the house you can walk through fields of wild flowers, and explore mountain streams and an oceanside lake.  You'll also have time and free access to enjoy the sauna and hot tub featuring a panoramic view of the majestic mountains over an expansive whale's playground: Eyjafjörður, the island fjord.

Events and special excursions

In addition to the regular daily activities, we'll enjoy  unique excursions to recharge and heal in nature, as well as explore the local culture.

Heal in the natural silica hot pools at Myvatn Nature Baths.                          Feel the wild power of the Godofoss waterfall. (Waterfall of the Gods)
Enjoy tea time in the quaint city of Akureyri.
Daily singing bowl immersions and therapeutic harp healing pave the way to restoration on all dimensions of being.                                                           A restorative AntiGravity Aerial Yoga class will bring you home to your highest self. 

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The double bed options are first-come, first-serve.

Standard rooms are double occupancy with twin beds. We have four rooms with two twin beds and two rooms with double beds.

If you are planning on coming with a friend, you are welcome to share a double bed room for a discount of $150 per person.

If you're a Solo Sleeper and would like a room for yourself with a double bed, an additional fee has been included.  

Please contact us with any questions or special requests!

Frequently asked questions 

How do I get there and what it will cost?

Akureyri will be your final destination.  We will be picking up guests from the Akureyri airport and bus terminal throughout the day on the 11th.  You are also welcome to drive directly to the lodge from Reykjavik. 

We ask that all guests inform us of your travel plans to the lodge and that we have a way to be in contact with you from the time of your arrival in Iceland.  

You will fly into Reykjavik, Iceland, Keflavik International Airport (KEF) from your country of origin.  The flight is just 5 hours from New York, and 3 hours from England.

From KEF International airport, you can either fly, take a bus (tour bus or local) or rent a car and drive to Akureyri.  Please try to arrive by the afternoon of June 11th.  If this is not possible, please let us know in advance.

By plane 

Flights from Reykjavik to Akureyri start at $98 for a 45-minute flight. Go to Air Iceland Connect to book. You will fly out of the Reykjavik domestic airport (AEY), which is a 45 minute bus ride, and 5 minute cab ride from the International Airport (KEF).

Take the Flybus from KEF International airport to the Reykjavik bus terminal (BSI).  This costs about $30, and takes about 45 minutes. You can book in advance, or get a ticket at the airport.  Then take a cab across the street the the domestic airport.  Allow 1 hour between airports and arrive 90 minutes before your flight.

By bus 

There are many wonderful bus tours in Iceland if you choose to see the country on your way to Akureyri. Please book in advance to assure that you can arrive in time for our great adventure.

If you're on a budget, there are also domestic buses.  From Reykjavik to Akureyri the cost is approximately $75 for an 8-hour drive. 

Most bus tours depart from the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik. To get from the International airport (KEF) to the Reykjavik bus terminal (BSI) you will take the Flybus. It costs about $30, and takes about 45 minutes. You can book in advance, or get a ticket at the airport.

By car 

It is easy to rent a car at the airport.  The beautiful drive from KEF to Akureyri is about 6 hours, but please add extra hours for photo ops with shaggy Icelandic horses, fields of purple flowers, and of course, elves.  

If you choose to drive, you can drive directly to the small village of Dalvik (40 minutes from Akureyri) and we will guide you in from there.

Dalvik, Iceland

What will the weather be like?

It's hard to predict, but if the temperatures are similar to last year, they will range between 42ºF (6ºC) and 55ºF (13ºC).