For that show-stopper getaway, Iceland is calling. Whether it's an extra special holiday or a honeymoon, the outer reaches of the northern hemisphere might just hold the key to an unforgettable trip. Without compromising on luxury, you can experience this remote wilderness in all its staggering beauty on an itinerary which takes in the highlights of Iceland, in style.
Whilst perhaps not an obvious choice for a honeymoon, we can’t think of anything much more romantic than snuggling up with a loved one in the heart of one of the world’s most remote regions. From witnessing the multicoloured spectacle of the Northern Lights, to taking an epic road trip around the country, skirting its black sand beaches, bubbling volcanoes, and vast fjords, Iceland is well equipped to host the holiday of a lifetime.
At Deplar Farm, a line-up of unique experiences awaits. Between March and June, it is a haven for heli-skiing. A stay at Deplar throughout the spring makes for the ultimate off-piste adventure, there is nothing more exhilarating than coasting from sky to sea along the couloirs and valleys of Iceland’s spectacular Troll peninsula. Throughout the rest of the year, Deplar is a gateway to the very best of northern Iceland’s adventures, offering everything from helicopter tours to hiking in volcanic craters. Interiors are complete with exquisite Nordic design, food is fresh from farm to table and the spa is the perfect place to rest adventure-weary legs. Heaven is a place on earth.
It is not just the northern reaches of Iceland that promise intrepid adventure. The glorious south, best known thanks to Eyjafjallajökull, the legendary (and unpronounceable) volcano that ground air travel to a halt in 2010, is an undiscovered gem where unique experiences reign. Adventurous souls can now scale the icy surface of the world's most infamous volcano on the back of a snowmobile or soar above it on board a private helicopter. Or, if a leisurely lunch on the uninhabited island of Elliðaey sounds more like your cup of tea, take a short flight to the Westman Islands for dining with a difference. With only the island's puffin colony for company, this culinary experience takes you unequivocally off the beaten track.
Iceland has raised the bar for adventure and thanks to a unique choice of properties, experiences, world class restaurants and an effortless sense of style, this Nordic gem is establishing itself as an unrivalled year-round destination just waiting to be discovered.
Our Guide to Iceland