Deplar Farm │ Troll Peninsula
Join us at Deplar Farm’s state-of-the-art spa for a sublime wellness experience that incorporates place-based amenities, exhilarating adventures, and customized therapies.
It doesn’t get more off-the-grid than the Fljót Valley on the mountainous Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. This remote area is a gateway for adventures ranging from skiing to sea kayaking and the perfect location for viewing the Aurora Borealis due to its notable lack of artificial light. Located on a converted sheep farm, Deplar Farm blends into the natural landscape with its black timber cladding and living roof. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property embrace the surrounding peaks and allow for an optimal perspective on the colorful skies dancing outside.
Our winter season, from November through mid-March, may be short on sunlight, but days are still packed with adventures, like whale watching in the surrounding fjords, astro-touring the celestial events in our backyard, and fat biking groomed trails around the valley.
Back at the lodge, many guests choose to spend entire days in our spa, hopping from the geothermal-heated indoor/outdoor pool to our Isopod flotation tanks and outdoor Viking sauna. And this time of year, our pool provides front-row seats to view the ghostly Northern Lights. Decked out in sheepskin, Moroccan wools, and textured walls, Deplar Farm’s 13 bedrooms are a cozy contrast to the raw landscape outside. Grettir, the master bedroom, has a mezzanine loft with a spacious seating area. Our four gallery suites all have mezzanine-style lofts with hammocks and day beds for lounging or additional guests.
In Iceland, sheep outnumber humans by more than 2:1. Although this is true, this does not suppress the importance we put on the health and safety of our guests and employees. Deplar Farm is intimate in size and freestanding by design and is designed to get our guests out to explore the abundant and breathtaking landscapes that surround the lodge.
- Thirteen en suite bedrooms including: Five king suites with en suite bathrooms, Four king suites with en suite bathrooms, queen sleeping lofts and balconies, Two queen suites with en suite bathrooms, One king suite with an en suite bathroom, lofted lounge and private balcony, One bunkroom with four double beds and a double en suite bathroom
- Geothermal indoor/outdoor pool with swim-up bar
- Sauna and steam room, Indoor and outdoor hot tubs
- Media room
- Premium spa facility featuring two Isopod flotation tanks and three treatment rooms
- Billiards, foosball and ping pong table
- Custom-made band loft
- Bar and lounge
- Gym and yoga room
- Cold plunge
Nature is everywhere at Deplar Farm. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the surrounding peaks, while throughout the home, you’ll find natural touches, like driftwood from the nearby sea and stone from the Fljótaá River. The library features Icelandic books, and local art adorns the living areas. The spa is a standout, with a gray stone hot tub, sauna, steam room, and two Isopod flotation tanks. Guests can alternate between our Viking sauna and the cold plunge, or soak under the Northern Lights in our open-air geothermal pool.
Eat & Drink
The basic Icelandic diet hasn’t changed much since the Viking days. Arctic char, north Atlantic salmon, lamb, and skyr are still staples, but our chef, Iceland’s 2018 chef of the year, Garðar Garðarsson, prepares them with modern techniques and a dash of international flavor. Neighboring farmers and fishermen make regular deliveries, so menus are always source-to-table. Expect blueberry-topped pancakes, langoustine soup, and pasture-raised lamb, as well as craft beers from local brewers and wines from Deplar’s extensive cellar.
Iceland’s remarkably fresh air and pure water set the standard for a truly sublime wellness experience. Along with a fully outfitted spa area, which covers nearly 10,000 square feet and features innovative therapies like Isopod flotation tanks, Deplar Farm features an equipped gym, yoga studio, and a geothermally heated indoor and outdoor pool and hot tub.
We offer a variety of options for getting to and from Deplar Farm. Please see details below, and give us a call to allow our team to customize your itinerary to best suit your needs.
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