Deplar Farm

Location: Northern Iceland | Iceland

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Deplar Farm is all about the great outdoors – with exclusive, tailor-made adventures including skiing, surfing, kayaking and whale watching, the services of private concierges and expert guides, this unique hotel from Eleven, which specialises in spectacular hotels and experiences in stunning locations, is heaven for thrillseekers looking for a natural adrenaline rush.

Your downtime is no less luxurious or exclusive – enjoy gourmet cuisine and unwind in a sauna, hot tub or flotation tank, or take a dip in the infinity pool beneath the Northern Lights.
Perfect forThose who like their adventure with a touch of luxury and style – and all ages and skill levels are catered for. The hotel is available for exclusive use, making it perfect for a big family or group on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and to celebrate a special occasion. For more of our favourite exclusive-use hotels to celebrate in, click here
In the knowIndulge in tailor-made exclusive adventures, enjoy the services of expert guides and private concierges, and watch the Northern Lights from the geothermal pool.

Recommended for...

  • Seriously special
  • Adventure
  • Private Groups
  • Landscapes & Scenery

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Deplar Farm is a converted 3,000-acre sheep farm in the remote Fljot Valley, nestled in the mountains of the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. The valley sees some of the highest average snowfall in the world, making it a perfect skiing destination.

Rooms at Deplar Farm

There are 12 suites and one bunk room (which is ideal for families and groups). They feature local materials such as stone from nearby rivers, black timber and grass roofs, and the interiors showcase a neutral palette with pops of colour, and come with TVs, mini-bars, carefully curated Eleven playlists and bathrooms with steam showers. Some have loft bedrooms with swaying hammocks. Blackout blinds ensure a good night’s sleep in the land of the Midnight Sun.  

The floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies and patios make the most of the panoramic mountain, lake and river views.

Food & Drink

The chefs serve up gourmet dishes with a farm-to-table philosophy showcasing fresh ingredients from the local natural larder – such as Arctic char, north Atlantic salmon and mountain lamb - which you can enjoy in the dining room overlooking the mountains.

Follow your meal with drinks at the poolside bar, including warming Viking cocktails, locally-brewed craft beers and handpicked wines from the wine cellar. The bar’s wraparound deck overlooks the pool, the lake and the river.

Facilities

After a day’s adventures, there are plenty of ways to unwind, including a steam room, indoor and outdoor saunas and hot tubs, flotation tanks and yoga, with a masseuse on hand to soothe any aching limbs. There’s also a gym, and personalised workouts can be arranged. Meanwhile, you can swim under the Northern Lights in the geothermal indoor/outdoor pool - you can put floats on your wrists and ankles so you can float as you enjoy the views. 

The library has books on the local area and its wildlife, and there’s a media room with comfy couches, a TV, a projector and games. If you’re a budding musician, the loft space above the bar has a stage equipped with instruments for spontaneous band nights or karaoke sessions.

Alternatively, simply relax by the fireplace in the lounge or on the outdoor deck, overlooking the incredible Icelandic landscapes, with the Northern Lights in winter being the icing on the cake.

Activities at Deplar Farm

It’s all about mind-blowing activities here – and Deplar Farm provides all the gear you need as well as expert guides. In summer go hiking, biking and horse riding around the dramatic landscapes, or go paddleboarding, surfing and whale watching in the Atlantic Ocean. In winter, go snowmobiling, sea kayaking and heli-skiing near the Arctic Circle (the hotel has two heli-pads).

Experience skiing on the beautiful Troll Peninsula, whose steep slopes take you all the way to the ocean. However, if you’re not an experienced skier, with over 1,500 square miles to choose from, there will be a terrain for your skill level, and your guide will select the right one for you.

You can also enjoy a guided tour of Puffin Island, explore the area by jeep or helicopter, visit geothermal hot springs or go on a photography tour.  

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Hotel location

Getting to Deplar Farm, via the snow-covered peaks and valleys dropping down to the Atlantic Ocean, is an experience in itself. Fly in to Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport and then take a 45-minute flight to Akureyri airport, followed by a scenic transfer to Deplar Farm that takes 1.5 hours by car (a Mercedes with Arctic track tyres) or 20 minutes by helicopter.

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