ESJAN - GLAMPING ACCOMMODATION
As a part of the SÓL Retreat Centre, Glamping Site ESJAN is located at the base of Esja, a mountain visible in all its majesty across the bay from the capital Reykjavik. Historically it is known as one of the earliest settlement sites in Iceland.
The main building and surrounding 5 hectars of land reaching up the mountain, used to be an animal farm. Now our various Wellness Events are taking place within the space previously used as a cowshed. Above the farm house the Glamorous Camping Buses and the Bath House are situated.
Allow yourself the treat of staying in one of our rustic Glamping Bus Cabins, where you can self serve comfortably in your own kitchen area and be at liberty to explore the surrounding landscape, both up the mountain side or down to the shores of the Atlantic.The process of retreating from the daily routine of our lives, in complete relaxation and potentially remembering our own nature, is something we regard highly and wish to support you with. All whilst surrounded by the the glacier of Snæfellsjökull on the horizon and the Reykjanes Peninsula with its still active volcano. The National Park of Þingvellir is also within an hours drive.
Sustainability and recycling have always played a central part in our role as creators of environments. There are many ways to awaken human regard and respect. Our way has been to display it through creativity, novel use of materials and solutions.
In this way our accommodation is a journey of awakening the senses, each unit being created within old up-cycled buses.
From re-used timber, disguarded objects, second-hand light fittings and the old bus seating we have constucted a unique envirnoment within which to spend a night or two in this landscape. The opportunity exists to connect to nature, within and without in a most intimate manner within what is now commonly referred to as Glamping. This Icelands Glamorous Camping experience.
The Bath House (showers and toilets) is a separate building inviting inviting the feeling of camping, as each journey in that moment of calling can be an adventure of its own.
We have a strong belief that guests find more fulfillment in being self-sufficient and so within each unit there is a small kitchen.
"We loved the landscape, the peaceful environment and the decor of the rooms! Even though it was cold outside we were very warm and comfortable inside the busses. The showers and toilet were clean and comfortable!"
/ Martina, Italy
"A unique accommodation (2 buses - 5 rooms) made from recycled material in a beautiful setting close to Reykjavik. All very clean and practical. Our kids loved being around horses, cats and other domestic animals and they enjoyed a trampoline at the property as well. Very friendly hosts. Would definitely love to stay here again."
/ Jarmila, Switzerland
“Staff was very friendly. Sleeping in an old renovated bus is fun and cozy at the same time. Bus and bathrooms are very clean.”
/ Valerie, Germany