Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has unveiled plans to add Iceland to its destination network in 2022. The 70-room and private cottages, Six Senses Össurá Valley, will be located in Svínhólar near Lóni, on the southeastern coast of Iceland.
Built using renewable and locally-sourced materials, guest accommodation and residences will provide high levels of space and comfort that adhere to high standards of energy and water efficiency.
The project’s architect, John Brevard has added another layer to the design brief to create a space that considers the implications of human bioenergy, electromagnetism, astrology, sacred geometries and the principles of Feng Shui. The goal is to align guests and residents with natural order and hyper-dimensional realities to encourage them to recharge and reconnect.
Six Senses Össurá Valley will feature a library, a cinema room, an Earth Lab showcasing the project’s sustainability efforts and a water bar. Six Senses Spa will feature a functional fitness centre, yoga studio and comprehensive wellness program. There will be a farmhouse with an organic garden and a cooking school where chefs will share their passion for hearty and healthy food as they showcase farm-to-table seasonal recipes.
Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, commented: “This development epitomises our commitment to finding locations where guests can be right in the heart of nature and where they [can] come face-to-face with the raw beauty, power and soul of this magical destination.”
To the north, Six Senses Össurá Valley is surrounded by a mountain range and the vast Össurá Valley and River. The valley’s multiple waterfalls and surrounding landscape lend themselves to out-of-the-ordinary experiences, including dog sledding, horseback riding, ice and rock climbing, bird watching and boat trips. To the northwest of the development is the Vatnajökull National Park, featuring Europe’s largest glacier and Iceland’s highest peak: the Öræfajökull volcano.
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, one of the most popular sites in the country to watch the otherworldly color displays of the Northern Lights, is an hour’s drive away.
Lead image: The Six Senses Össurá Valley site overlooks the Lón Lagoon and Vestrahorn mountain.