Writers Retreat

Write by the northernmost ocean

Inspired by the Land

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August 2024

If you are interested in joining in this retreat, please register by sending an email to info@ytralon.is, and we keep you updated when exact dates are scheduled.



  • All entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner all days
  • All driving
  • All guiding
  • Education and entertainment
  • Writing utensils


Single room €1.525‎ / ISK 229.000 per person
Shared / Double room €‎1.259 / ISK 189.000 per person


6 days

What to bring

Good shoes, layers of clothing for all weather conditions, small backpack, an open mind and curiosity

Writers retreat, where the North Atlantic meets the waves of the Arctic Ocean …

About this retreat

A first ever tour will be offered this summer at Ytra Lón on Langanesi, discussing the poets who lived by the northernmost oceans. Where the Arctic ocean meets the North Atlantic waves.

You will get to know the area, gain insights into the lives of people who live in this remote, tough area and get a feel for for how people and nature in this area interact.

The goal is for you , to be able to think and write in unparalleled stillness and peace, and to acquire memories, life experiences and inspiration that you can draw on for years to come.

We cover Sóley from Hlíð, Örn Arnarson and Kristján from Djúpalæk.
Poets and creative writers from the surrounding area will also come to visit and talk about their poetry and writing.

There will be short walks and a trip to a white, sandy beach, sightseeing and historical tours around Langanes, Þistilfjörður and Bakkafjörður. And in selected places songs may be sung.

Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson, author and musician, will cover the poets of the area in the church of Skeggjastaðir.
Space is limited, make sure you register soon!

For more information contact: info@ytralon.is

What’s included:
  • All entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner all days
  • All driving
  • All guiding
  • Education and entertainment
  • Writing utensils

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What our guests say


‘’Langanes is a very special region of Iceland. It is not on the map of the average tourist looking to check Iceland off her bucket list. People who come to this far-flung outpost have specific interests and goals - birds, quietude, a sense of isolation, wide open spaces, interest in local history.

Ytra Lón comes as a surprise. It is a working farm. The rooms are large, fitted with a mini kitchen and fridge, and tastefully furnished. To find this level of comfort in such a remote location is a blessing.

Highly recommended.’’

Perfect oasis of peace

‘’I really enjoyed my time in this charming place when staying in a spacious studio apartment. I appreciated a peaceful environment, liked my evening stroll along the river and a nice talk with my hosts. I even had a chance to explore their farm, meet horses and watch the sheepdog training.

I recommend joining one of the Langanes tours organized from Ytra Lón. It was amazing to listen to the stories of local farmers, discover more about Icelanders in general and on top of that admire a huge colony of gannets nesting on cliffs in Skoruvíkurbjarg. ‘’

Amazing place to stay!

‘'Wonderful place, lonely and hauntingly beautiful. Delightful studio, comfy bed, amazing set up, welcoming host and delicious food with many homemade delicacies. A place to remember and to recommend without reservation.''


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