Eldar Lodge is a private estate in South Iceland, hidden away in the low-rise woodlands. Close to some of Iceland’s most famous natural attractions, like Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir, it also overlooks one of the most prosperous regions of this harsh North-Atlantic island.
Life at Eldar is easy. With a private chef, wait staff, an on site geothermal spa both indoors and out, and a world of outdoor opportunities, guests can count on discretion, quality service and precious privacy. Eldar Lodge is not only idyllic but ideal for anyone driven by curiosity. For solo travelers, couples, colleagues, friends. The lodge is exclusively reserved for one travel party at a time. The name Eldar means fires in Icelandic, or warrior who fights with fire in Old Norse. It reflects the bursting light of sunrises and sunsets, the playful northern light ribbons, the lodge’s comforting fireplaces, and the passion the owners have for their work.
The lodge was originally built as a family retreat and is still under the same family’s management. The head of the family, a passionate explorer with a clear eye for detail, has poured his passion into maintaining this family estate.
Eldar Lodge includes six suites with private furnished terraces and simple, yet elegant en-suite bathrooms, where an eye for detail helps create the understated elegance your clientele requires. Contrasts in materials – wood and wool, stone and silky softness– translate to a cocoon of quiet comfort, hidden away from the beaten path.
Icelandic designers and artists are well represented throughout the lodge. No piece of art feels like it is out of place, and the lodge’s elegant architecture and minimalist décor merges playfully with the magical surroundings.
Amenities are what you would expect – and what you would not expect – all in place to subtly enhance the comfort that comes with quiet luxury.
Sustenance is a social act, and that is why Eldar lodge offers more than nourishing surroundings. Award winning chefs from the national culinary team choose ingredients and menus with care and experience, opting for local produce whenever possible. And if ‘custom’ is the order of the day, meals can be arranged to reflect any mood. The trained and discreet staff can arrange dining events ranging from small and intimate to lively and copious.
Guests can also make use of the lodge’s catering service for innovative outdoor dining in Iceland’s southern countryside — or even atop a glacier! We would be glad to provide recommendations.
Eldar Lodge is hidden away in a low-growth birch forest on the boundary between farmland and the Icelandic highlands. The foliage changes costume with each season, turning fiery red and golden yellow in autumn; muted brown in winter; fresh yellow-green in spring; and a deep, calming green in summer. Opportunities for hiking abound, while the highlands can also be explored on quad bikes, horseback, or larger 4×4 vehicles.