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Courses for people looking to retire and change their pace of life as a result.


The course is based on education about health promotion and self-knowledge so that everyone can make the most of the properties of the show. The structure of the course makes education fun and  fruitful and rewarding discussions are encouraged between the instructors and the participants and participants among themselves. Fruit  togetherness and mutual trust between participants is the soil that is worked on and in.

Content categories

The main elements of the education deal with the value of movement,  physical activity, nutrition and sleep, but participants are also involved in the analysis of their interests and roles in life.


The moderator of the course is Ásta Kristrún Ragnarsdóttir, study and career counselor. It attracts selected experts from various disciplines.


The duration of a course can be from one day up to three days. If participants want to enjoy sightseeing tours of the South, the time is extended by one or two days. .

In a one-day course, topics are highlighted that can shed light on the issues that can empower individuals to take up independent employment after the end of paid employment and the opening of a new chapter in life.

Duration and input

The longer courses go deeper into each aspect, but in addition, sightseeing and cultural trips around the South are woven into the program.

The number of participants can be from 10 to 40 people. When the groups are larger than 15 people, emphasis is placed on group division in the training sessions to ensure mutual communication between the instructors and the participants and participants.


In the case of larger groups, participants stay in hotels that are in collaboration with Bakkastofa. Emphasis is placed on healthy nutrition, but outside of breakfast there are meals either at the hotel or at exciting restaurants in the vicinity of Eyrarbakki.

Accommodation for smaller groups can either be in hotels or in guesthouses in Eyrarbakki, as the education then mostly takes place in Bakkastofa.

European recognition

The course has been taught for the past 15 years with more praiseworthy accompaniments  Participants in “Wealth of Seniors” were selected by WHP in Europe and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as  "model of best practice" in the field of adult education. The project was selected from 64 submitted projects across Europe.

Seniors' wealth is available in Icelandic, English and Scandinavian


The course is only available to groups through travel agencies and institutions or NGOs.



bakkastofa - eyrargata 32, 820 Eyrarbakki / / tel. 821 2428 - 561 2429

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