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Iceland’s most remarkable off-grid stays in nature

The full list of secluded Icelandic retreats for a back-to-nature getaway

Living off the grid entails many things, including living off the grid but being more in tune with nature and the environment, leading a sustainable lifestyle, and being aware of being more independent and perhaps even freer. But is it really something we can all achieve, or is it just a dream available to a select few? If you’re searching for a spot in nature where no one will find you, these remote Icelandic stays are a good place to start.

Overview: Iceland’s best off-grid stays

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

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Ion Adventure

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Black Beach Suites

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Deplar Farm

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Silica Hotel

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Suðurnes Iceland hotel
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Suðurnes Iceland hotel

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

One of the 25 wonders of the world, Blue Lagoon harnesses the power of geothermal seawater to create transformational spa experiences. This retreat is part of the main Blue Lagoon spa complex, built directly into the lava flow of a 755-year-old eruption in the heart of Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark. Basalt Architects designed The Retreat at Blue Lagoon in 2018, which includes a subterranean spa, a private geothermal lagoon, two restaurants, and a hotel surrounded by the iconic Blue Lagoon.

Read the full article on The Retreat at Blue Lagoon.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon
Norðurljósavegur
Grindavík
Iceland

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Photography courtesy of The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

 

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Ion Adventure

Ion Adventure offers eco-conscious luxury and an unrivalled chance to experience the best of Iceland from its base where fire and ice collide. The abandoned structure was acquired in 2011 and with the help of the Santa Monica, California-based design studio Minarc it was renovated and given a new wing. The new components of the building were constructed utilising a panelized construction method that goes above and beyond the requirements for environmentally safe construction. The hotel rises dramatically from the slopes of Mount Hengill, perched atop a series of pillars. 

Ion Advencture
Nesjavellir
Iceland

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Photography courtesy of Ion Adventure

 

Black Beach Suites Suðurland Iceland hotel stay

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Black Beach Suites

Black Beach Suites are located in Vík, which is south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, one of Iceland’s most picturesque locations. Only 4 km separate the lodging from the black sand beach, which can be seen from the wonderful terrace. Each suite is a fully furnished studio apartment with all the conveniences needed for a private and independent stay. The Superior Delux King Studio is one of our favourites because it has a moody, dark-wood colour scheme that was inspired by the area’s striking black sands. 

Black Beach Suites
Norðurfoss
Iceland

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Photography courtesy of Black Beach Suites

 

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Deplar Farm

Deplar Farm, a luxury hotel with views of the surrounding ice-sloped mountains and expansive wilderness of the legendary Troll Peninsula, was once the home to a herd of hardy Icelandic sheep. Its turf-covered rooftop hides cosy suites, a chic spa and a restaurant. All meals are provided and include dishes like trout and Icelandic char that are caught nearby. There are a tonne of activities available here, including heli-skiing in the winter and kayaking, mountain biking, salmon fishing, and hiking in the summer. The guides are highly experienced yet friendly and informal, while the chefs, sommeliers and bar staff are world-class.

Deplar Farm​
570 Fljót
Ólafsfjörður
Iceland

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Photography courtesy of Deplar Farm

 

Silica Hotel Suðurnes Iceland Blue Lagoon hotel
Silica Hotel Suðurnes Iceland Blue Lagoon hotel

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Silica Hotel

The Silica Hotel is a haven of rest and renewal. It was built into a vast lava plain and is named for the Blue Lagoon’s famous healing element, silica. This stylish hotel is a part of the Blue Lagoon resort in Iceland and offers cosy, minimalist rooms, easy access to the resort’s amenities, and a private lagoon that is less crowded. It has 35 bright and roomy double/twin rooms, terraces with views of the volcanic horizon, and a private lagoon that draws its energy from the same geothermal wellspring as the Blue Lagoon. 

Silica Hotel
Norðurljósavegur 7
Grindavík
Iceland

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