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The Six Senses Össurá Valley site overlooking the Lón Lagoon and Vestrahorn mountain (photo Six Senses)

Six Senses to open Icelandic resort

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced plans to open a resort in southeastern Iceland in 2022.

The recently announced Six Senses Össurá Valley will be located on the southeastern coast of Iceland, roughly a 30-minute drive from Hornafjörður Airport in Hofn.

Set on 1,619 hectares of privately-owned land in Svínhólar near Lón Lagoon, which is separated from the North Atlantic Ocean by a “beautiful black sand beach”, the resort will be near the biggest gathering space for swans in the country and will be involved in monitoring and protecting this Icelandic population.

In addition to this direct involvement in the local environment, the company says that the development will be built using “renewable and locally sourced materials” and will adhere to “high standards of energy and water efficiency” and that “guest accommodation and residences will tread lightly on the earth.”

The first phase of the project will include a 70-room resort along with a number of private cottage accommodations.

The resort will have a central lounge space, including a library, cinema room, water bar and an “Earth Lab” dedicated to showcasing the resorts sustainability efforts.

Food and fitness
The company says that guests will be able to visit an all-day dining venue, an indoor-outdoor bar and a restaurant specializing in seafood.

A number of other culinary experiences will also be available, including dining on over-water wooden walkways, near a waterfall or in a traditional boathouse.

Additional amenities will include a fitness centre, yoga studio and other activities, including a farmhouse with an organic garden and a cooking school.

Six Senses Össurá Valley is owned and being developed by the private limited company Álfaland Hotel.

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