Deplar Farm

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 personalized 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.

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Insider's View

The toasty pool is heated year-round and is the perfect place to relax after a day of activities - if you find yourself thirsty just swim up to the bar for a drink and appetizers.

The interior design is chosen by the owners and includes a variety of interesting objets including a metal cast of a salmon caught by the owner in Iceland. See if you can spot the Red Francis fly he caught it with!

For the ultimate Icelandic spa experience make sure you try the Viking sauna and outdoor plunge pool. Very rejuvenating!

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Deplar Farm or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Iceland

Description

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 colors 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.

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Accommodation

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.

Snorri

Snorri faces south overlooking the hot tub and the beautiful mountains. The room is furnished with a king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with steam shower and measures 26 sqm. Located in the quiet part of the lodge, this is the perfect place to rest your head.

Odin

Odin is located on the second story of Deplar Farm and measures 22 sqm. The room is furnished with a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom with steam shower.  

Flóki

Named after the first Norseman to sail to Iceland, Flóki is a spacious suite measuring 42 sqm and is located on the second floor. The suite faces south and has lofted ceilings. The room is furnished with a king bed, en-suite bathroom with steam shower, television and complimentary mini bar.

Gunnar

One of the Spa Suites, Gunnar is located on the lower floor closest to the spa. The suite has access to an outdoor balcony, en-suite  bathroom with steam shower, television and complimentary mini bar.

Freyja

There are four Gallery Suites at Deplar Farm, which come complete with king size beds and access to an outdoor balcony. Each suite has a loft, accessible by a steep ladder with double bed and hammock. Amenities include a television and complimentary mini bar.

Master Suite This is the largest room in the lodge and faces to the North with great 270 degree views of the valley and mountains. There is a private living room and fireplace on the main floor in front of the spacious king size bed and a large en suite bathroom with a steam shower and bathtub. There is also an upper level with a spacious private lounge.

Childcare

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.

Services

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.

Facilities

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.

Activities

Although staying at Deplar Farm is an experience in itself, the activities arranged in the surrounding area will turn your vacation 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.

Reviews

5

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.

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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.

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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. 

Experiences

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Location & directions

Troll Peninsula, Northern Iceland

Deplar Farm is located in northern Iceland's Troll Peninsula, within the Fljot Valley.

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