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– Health retreat in beautiful Iceland –

An exclusive 6 day health retreat summer 2014


Our program consists of a variety of activities. Daily yoga and Pilates classes will tone your muscles, maximize core strength, improve posture and raise awareness. We offer daily hiking tours with skilled mountain guides on the breathtaking slopes of Breiðdalur Valley to enhance your cardiovascular stamina, clarity of mind and serenity. At the end of an active day you can enjoy bodywork to relax and rejuvenate. Warm water spas and sauna are also available.

Silfurberg Health Retreats

We offer lectures on holistic wellness and how to lead a fulfilled, purposeful and inspired life through sensible weight management and stress reduction.

You will enjoy our delicious, wholesome and balanced meals. The menu consists of all organic fresh fruit and vegetables as well as fish and lamb from the region. The nutritious cuisine will help improve your well-being, digestion and energy levels.

The staff and guest lecturers include certified Pilates and yoga instructors, skilled mountain guides and a massage therapist as well as a medical doctor trained in public health at Harvard.

Whether your intention is to relax, rejuvenate, clear your mind, tone your body, enhance strength and flexibility, or simply change your lifestyle, our dedicated team is present and we are committed to your journey. We are passionate about your well-being and will provide you with the tools and the encouragement required to actualize your goals.

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You will have the opportunity to rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the tranquil atmosphere at Silfurberg Country Resort. The panoramic view is stunning, with Breiðdalsá river weaving its way along the majestic mountains and colorful canyons heading for the Atlantic ocean.

Who we are

Dr. Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, M.D., M.P.H. is an Icelandic physician with a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard. He teaches health promotion and disease prevention at the University of Iceland and is an internationally published researcher in that field. He most recently published a paper on lifestyle interventions, co-authored by Harvard Professor and Chair Dr. Ichiro Kawachi, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

His unique combination of medical training, years of clinical experience, and expert knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention make Dr. Thorgeirsson an ideal companion in your journey towards optimal health and wellness.

Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir is a certified Pilates instructor as well as a holistic health coach. She is passionate about health and well-being and about helping people to implement changes that improve their energy, balance and health through exercise and nutrition. In 2009 Ragnhildur finished the highest quality instructor program in the Pilates industry, the Instructor Training Program (ITP) from Romana’s Pilates in New York City, NY, and Sherman Oaks, CA.

She graduated as a certified holistic health coach in 2012 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition which has been at the forefront in holistic nutrition education for the last two decades. As a holistic health coach she helps people form a deeper understanding of the foods and lifestyle choices that work best for them. Ragnhildur holds a Master’s degree in Economics with a focus on Health Economics and is currently a Master´s student in Nutrition at the University of Iceland.

Additional Information

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A typical day at the health retreat


Wake up call


Lemon water / tea


Rope yoga and relaxation




Hiking (1.5 to 3.5 hours)




Free time / rest & relax


Pilates mat class


Afternoon refreshment


Rest & relax / warm water spa,
sauna / bodywork




Lecture / rest & relax


Hatha yoga / light stretches



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Exclusive 6 day health retreats. Price depends on trip details.

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What's included

Accommodation for 6 nights in twin room, wholesome meals and snacks, daily hiking, yoga and Pilates mat classes, lectures, access to warm water spa and sauna, an individual medical consultation at arrival as well as a conclusive assessment at the end of your stay. You will have a choice of four complimentary full body massages, personal life coaching sessions or private training in any combination you wish during your stay. All taxes are inclusive. Please note that transportation is at your own expense.

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Inquires and booking

If you have any questions regarding
our health retreats please write to
Travel East, a licensed travel agency, handles all bookings for our health retreats.
You can book here below.

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We will gladly help you organize your trip from Reykjavík to Silfurberg Country Resort by your choice of transport: rental car, bus, airplane or helicopter, through our travel agent Travel East.

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What to bring

Shoes (aggressive soled trail runners,
at least a half size large)

Camelback with 100 oz water bladder

Water resistant jacket and pants

Fleece jacket or sweater

Hiking shorts

Hiking pants (2 pairs)

Quick dry long sleeve shirt (2 pairs)

Quick dry short sleeve shirt (2 pairs)

Mid weight hiking socks (5 pairs)

Comfortable hiking underwear (5 pairs)

Hiking poles (optional)

Warm hat




Yoga and Pilates attire (2 pairs)

Bathing suit

House slippers

Sleeping attire


Laundry will be done daily.
Expect a 24 hour turn around.

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Terms & conditions

Cancellation policy
Due to the unique nature of our health retreats and limited spaces, cancellations made within 10 weeks of the start date will not be refunded unless your space can be filled. No refunds are made after the full balance is paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Risk and liability
Silfurberg Health Retreat participants are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Silfurberg Health Retreat’s guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. Silfurberg Health Retreat or its partners do not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure).

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Health Retreats next available dates

Please write to or contact our travel agent, Travel East.

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For availabilities, any questions or concerns please write to

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