Troll Peninsula, Northern Iceland
At a Glance
The 13 rooms can be taken individually or together for an exclusive-use Icelandic retreat
Meals and activities are included, so guests can choose their own itinerary according to their personal tastes
A farm-to-table mentality ensures every dish is fresh and delicious
High levels of attention to detail and personalised service means each stay is seamless and carefree
Deplar's spa is the ultimate place to relax, complete with Jacuzzi, geothermal infinity pool and floatation tanks
Inspired by Iceland's turf houses, Deplar Farm perfectly blends the traditional with the contemporary
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Nordic climate - May, June and July are the driest months of the year. Mid-June to August is high season, but most highland tours don’t operate until July because of snow. At other times, many tourist facilities outside Reykjavík are closed. From September through March, the night is dark enough to see the Aurora Borealis. From mid-March to the beginning of June Deplar Farm is used exclusively as a heli-skiing destination.
Deplar Farm is a luxurious retreat hidden in the depths of northern Iceland's Troll Peninsula. With comfort at the forefront of the lodge's design, this home away from home is the perfect place to relax after an adventurous day in the wilderness.
Once a sheep farm in the heart of the scenic Troll Peninsula, today Deplar Farm is a remote getaway with added luxury, and the perfect place for an Icelandic adventure. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, the wilderness of northern Iceland is right on the doorstep and waiting to be explored.
Deplar Farm is home to 13 rooms, all of which boast a contemporary Nordic style and impeccable design. Natural colours are used throughout to ensure rooms feel bright and airy, and the distinct character of the farm can be felt in each room. While the décor is fairly minimalist the rooms are still warm and welcoming thanks to plush fabrics and a bed you'll sink into. Thanks to Deplar Farm's secluded location each room offers fantastic views, whether of the dramatic mountains or the peaceful lake.
In Deplar Farm's dining room the meals are designed to recharge you after your exhilarating adventures while bringing the surrounding nature to your plate. Fresh produce is provided by local farmers and ingredients are locally-sourced, resulting in a contemporary Icelandic cuisine that celebrates the natural resources of the country. If you're too busy exploring over lunch time, fear not - you'll be provided with a gourmet picnic to help fuel your adventure.
While it may be tempting to spend your whole time enjoying Deplar Farm's extensive facilities, a stay here is all about exploring the rugged landscape of Iceland and discovering unique adventures. Whether you're a fly fishing aficionado or you'd like to try your hand at cross-country skiing, there's something for everyone at Deplar, no matter what time of year. Winter guests can explore on snowmobile, try snowshoeing or tubing, and during the summer guests can try sea kayaking, mountain biking or hiking.
Your time at Deplar Farm can be as adrenaline-fuelled or as laid-back as you'd like, and your personal experience manager can arrange and alter your itinerary to your liking. Spend your down-time relaxing in the spa, soothe your muscles in the Jacuzzi and unwind in the steam bath. And for the ultimate Icelandic experience, float in the geothermally-heated outdoor pool under the midnight sun or watch the Northern Lights dance across the sky.
There are 13 en-suite rooms at Deplar Farm, which can be taken individually or all together as an exclusive-use retreat. Decorated in a contemporary Nordic style, the rooms are minimalist yet warm and welcoming escapes after a day out in the Icelandic countryside. Some rooms offer access to private balconies, while blackout blinds and the softest linens ensure a fantastic night's sleep. All bathrooms boast relaxing steam showers and amenities by Aesop.
Children are more than welcome at Deplar Farm. There are a variety of activities around the lodge suitable for children such as archery or laser tag, and they can unwind with a film or games in the media room after a day's adventure in the wilderness.
Guests at Deplar Farm benefit from a dedicated experience manager, on hand to enhance your stay and tailor the full experience to your preferences and requirements.
Not only does the dining room at Deplar Farm offer fantastic views, but it serves up incredible dishes that reflect the natural surroundings. Boasting a farm-to-table ethos, fresh produce comes from nearby farmers and locally-sourced ingredients are used, creating delicious Icelandic cuisine with a contemporary twist. Complete with local craft beers, the dining experience at Deplar Farm provides guests with a real sense of place.
Although staying at Deplar Farm is an experience in itself, the activities arranged in the surrounding area will turn your holiday into a real adventure. Whether you visit in summer or winter, there is a wide range of experiences available, from a relaxing tour of geothermal hot springs to sea kayaking and whale watching. Guests looking for the ultimate winter experience can try snowshoeing, dog sledding or snowmobiling, while during the summer guests can make full use of the ample daylight and try fly fishing, horse riding and even surfing. After an exhilarating day exploring, unwind in Deplar Farm's spa with a relaxing treatment or simply enjoy the view from the indoor/outdoor infinity pool.
Gwen Nicol (Staff)
Words will never do justice to the experience of staying at Deplar Farm. This remote and beautiful Icelandic Farm is a far cry from any farm that I have ever been to. The house has 13 bedrooms and it offers discreet luxury for those looking to explore all that the beautiful landscape has to offer in each season. Every small detail has been thought of and you will want for nothing during your stay at Deplar. As a guest, you will have a guest experience manager to ensure that your days are filled with all the activities you desire and that all of the details in house are as you wish. The house feels like a luxury mountain cabin that belongs to your wealthy best friend. Each staff member made us feel welcome and at home and they have a way of attending to your wishes and needs without feeling intrusive. Our gallery suite was spacious and the views of the mountains from our windows and balcony were unparalleled. Each room offers a complimentary mini bar with home-made snacks from the chef, juices, local beer and reusable water bottles filled with fresh Icelandic water. The main house offers a full service spa, a living room/bar area that includes breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains, a pool table, a ping pong table and a small music studio for those wishing to hone their artistic talent. The bartenders were always available and willing to offer you a complimentary cocktail; all you need to do is ask. The house also has a theatre room equipped with a projector and large screen TV for movie watching and video games - I can't imagine that anyone spends time here as there are so many other things to do and see on site. Dining at Deplar is an experience in and of itself. Breakfast includes a creative cold buffet complete with smoked local trout and overnight oats. You may also order anything you wish from the kitchen. Lunch is usually a simple two course offering; we enjoyed home-made pumpkin soup with fresh bread and a salad, the perfect fuel for our activity filled day. Dinner was three courses of the finest local ingredients and each bite was divine. There are no menus at Deplar and the chef ensured that the meals would be one of the highlights of our trip. The spa at Deplar is absolutely beautiful and you could easily spend a few days relaxing here. There is a fitness room, a yoga studio, 3 treatment rooms, 2 flotation pods, one indoor steam bath, one indoor sauna, one outdoor sauna (and cold plunge pool) and a relaxation room. There is also an indoor jacuzzi and a large indoor/outdoor thermal pool complete with Iceland's only swim up bar and a relaxing bench for Northern Light viewing. The house also has an outdoor patio with a fire pit and a few other common rooms that are cosy and welcoming. The activities at Deplar are endless and they depend on the season of your visit. In the winter you can snowmobile, alpine ski, cross-country ski, horseback ride, surf, paddle board, kayak, and snowshoe. The heli-ski season offers all of the winter activities in addition to heli-skiing. Summer brings more daylight and a few more activities like hiking, fat biking and fishing. Your private guide will ensure that your days are as action packed as you would like and their passion for the surrounding area and all that it offers is contagious. A stay at Deplar is a bucket-list experience and the house, the landscape and the warmth of the staff will stay with you long after you have returned home.
Hannah Dawson (Staff)
When driving up to Deplar I was immediately greeted by the beauty of the vast undisturbed landscape. As it is so remote, you really feel like you are a world away from everything. This beautifully converted farmhouse is the ultimate adventure playground. We had our own experience manager who completely personalized our experiences to our interests - we spent our first day cross country skiing followed by snowmobiling and horse riding. There are not many places in the world you can begin your day surfing and end it snowmobiling. The variety of activities here is what really makes it so unique, there is as much or as little as you want to do. Days can be filled fishing, hiking, whale watching or completely relaxing and unwinding in the lodge. The spa and geothermal pool provide a welcome retreat after a busy day. With just 12 rooms this luxury lodge feels more like a cosy home away from home with endless incredible activities, delicious food and amazing service.
Claire Medlock (Staff)
People say theres no place like home. But those people clearly havent been to Deplar Farm. Subtly blending in with the landscape, until you actually arrive there you cannot comprehend just how fantastic a place this is. It is very much a mixture of lodge and hotel, old and new. This is a dream world for those who love being active in a stunning landscape without forfeiting luxury and facilities. What better way to round off a day of Nordic skiing, snowmobililing and horse riding than with a dip in the heated geothermal outdoor pool as the Northern Lights come out to play.
Cammie Burke (Staff)
Formerly an 18th century sheep farm, Deplar Farm has been revamped into a luxurious playground in northern Iceland. Set away from the crowds, there are endless activities to participate in, from fishing to kayaking, biking, hiking and heli-skiing to name just a few. Just 12 bedrooms makes for an intimate experience and allows you to get to know other like minded adventurous guests. The amazing staff make you feel like they can make any and all dreams come true.
Bathing in the Blue Lagoon
One of the world's most unique spas, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is an outdoor, geo-thermally heated spa providing an amazing experience that cannot be missed when visiting Iceland.
Glacier helicopter tour
Jump in a helicopter for a truly unique adventure to one of Iceland's incredible glaciers. Enjoy the incredible view from above before landing on Langjokull glacier and venturing inside the bright blue ice tunnels.
Horse riding in Iceland
Known for their distinctive trot, Icelandic horses offer a unique horse riding experience. A completely pure breed, introduced to the island during the Viking settlement, these horses are perfect for both beginners and advanced riders alike.
Lake Myvatn tour
A true natural wonder, Lake Myvatn is an other-worldly landscape of natural hot springs, volcanic craters and bubbling mud pools. The ever-changing scenery of the lake is simply breathtaking and a must-see in Northern Iceland.
Sea kayaking in Siglufjordur
Take in the beautiful scenery of Siglufjordur from a new perspective, aboard a kayak. Paddle through the crystal clear waters of the tranquil fjord and admire the fantastic views of Iceland's magical northern coast.
Snorkelling with puffins
Puffins are numerous in Iceland and have become one of the country's main attractions. Although not the most elegant flyers, puffins are graceful swimmers and can dive to incredible depths. Swim alongside these fascinating birds for a unique adventure.
Snowmobiling in the Troll Peninsula
Explore the mountains of the stunning Troll Peninsula on the back of a snowmobile, taking in the incredible views as you speed across the snow. During the winter, look out for the Northern Lights dancing through the sky above.
Whale watching in Eyjafjordur
Eyjafjordur is Iceland's longest fjord, home to breathtaking scenery as well as resident whales and dolphins. Take to the water with your expert guide to try and spot these beautiful creatures swimming below.
Reykjavik & Northern Iceland
inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Reach roads untravelled as you head off the beaten track with private guides taking you far from the norm
- Stay in the heart of Reykjavik at Canopy by Hilton and discover all this charming city has to offer and exuberant ATV off-road volcanic beach adventures
- Enjoy a fantastic array of exciting experiences at Deplar Farm, planned with the help of your dedicated experience manager
Location & directions
Troll Peninsula, Northern Iceland
Deplar Farm is located in northern Iceland's Troll Peninsula, within the Fljot Valley.
How to get there
Icelandair fly direct from Gatwick and Heathrow to Reykjavik, with a flight time of approximately three hours. Regular internal flights operate daily from the domestic airport of Reykjavik to Akureyri. From Akureyri Airport it is approximately a one-hour 30-minute road transfer to Deplar Farm.
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