Luxury rental Deplar Farm at night

Deplar Farm

Location: Iceland

Bedrooms: 13

Guests: 28

If you’re an intrepid outdoor adventurer seeking to be at one with nature, it really doesn’t get any more sublime than Deplar Farm, located on the remote and magical Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. This creatively restored former sheep farm dates back to the 18th century and blends seamlessly into the landscape, with its grass roof closely resembling the surrounding grassy meadows. There’s a myriad of activities and adventures for you to try all year round, including trekking, fishing, skiing and horse-riding, and if you’ve timed your stay to perfection, gaze in awe at the majestic display of the Northern Lights as you float in the open-air geothermal pool. Add to that, there’s the joy each day of delightful local dishes prepared by your own private team of chefs for your luxury holiday in northern Iceland.

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At Deplar Farm

  • There are 13 elegant and stylish bedrooms, all en-suite with grand walk-in showers, which can accommodate a total of 28 guests. The large picture windows have black-out blinds for summer guests and there’s a very useful “All Off” switch for you to turn off all lights with one button

  • Geothermal indoor/outdoor pool, heated to 37°C, with swim-up bar –perfect for gazing at the Northern Lights or the midnight sun

  • Yoga studio with floor-to-ceiling windows and a well-equipped gym

  • Bar with billiards, foosball, darts and ping pong table. There’s even a set of binoculars for star gazing or surveying the landscape

  • While in the bar, ask the barman to make you the Artisan, Deplar’s signature drink, created from an Icelandic spirit, lemon juice, sugar syrup and cucumber

  • Custom-made band loft with a range of instruments for budding musicians to enjoy

  • Media room, with wide selection of films, international TV stations, games consoles and a very large screen

  • Sauna and steam room, indoor and outdoor hot tubs

  • Excellent spa with two saltwater flotation tanks and treatment rooms

  • The small team of chefs will take care of all your dining requirements, creating sumptuous dishes to suit your tastes and preferences, making the most of seasonal Icelandic produce. Pescatarians will be in seventh heaven with the local cod, salmon and Arctic char, with meat-eaters wowed by locally reared chicken, lamb and beef, all accompanied by an excellent range of wines.

  • Breakfast is a copious buffet of breads, croissants, meats, fresh juices, overnight oats and grains, with pancakes and eggs cooked to order

Things to do on your doorstep and further afield

  • There’s a wonderful range of activities on offer at Deplar Farm all year round. The guides are highly experienced, but friendly and informal, making your stay all the more memorable and enjoyable

  • Enjoy some exhilarating snowboarding or skiing on the slopes surrounding the farm, in the company of a top local guide

  • Take a tour of Iceland’s famous hot springs and waterfalls

  • Participate in cross country skiing, hiking, fat biking or snowshoeing through the remote landscapes

  • Go whale watching in search of orcas, blue and humpbacks

  • Kayak down the Fljótaá River

  • Horse-riding or mountain biking through the wilderness

  • Snowmobile safari to explore the local landscapes

  • Awe-inspiring guided heli-ski tours (there are two heli pads at the farm)

  • Try your hand at fishing for salmon, char and trout

  • Enjoy a spot of surfing or skeet shooting

Location

Deplar Farm is located in northern Iceland in the remote Fljót Valley on the Troll Peninsula. It’s about a 90-minute drive from Akureyri Airport