Deplar Farm

Troll Peninsula, Iceland

It doesn't get more off-the-grid than the Fljot Valley on the mountainous Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland.

570 Fljót Ólafsfjörður Iceland
Deplar Farm in winter
Deplar Farm location on the map
Deplar Farm in summer
Deplar Farm view
Deplar Farm outdoor fireplace
Deplar Farm room
Deplar Farm view  from sitting area
Deplar Farm view through windows
Deplar Farm heated outdoor pool
Deplar Farm outdoor hot tub

Originally an 18th century sheep farm, this 2,600 sq.m. private lodge now is a grass-roofed adventure destination surrounded by towering snow-covered mountains and green pastures.

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.

Deplar ranks as one of the most isolated, yet most luxurious hotels in Europe.

April through September is prime time for fly fishing and the farm has access to some of the most exclusive rivers in Iceland.

The 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.

At a Glance

12 suites and one bunk room with four double beds.

Activities include from heli-skiing in the winter and kayaking, mountain biking, salmon fishing and hiking in the summer.

A high-end gym, yoga studio, and massage studios. Outdoor viking sauna. Two Isopod flotation tanks.

Heated outdoor pool. Indoor and outdoor jacuzzis.

Two helipads.

Getting there. By car: The drive between Reykjavik and Deplar Farm is about 4.5 hours. By plane: A 45 minute flight to Akureyri; from there a 90 minute drive to the farm.

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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.

Looking for a truly authentic Icelandic experience? Book the Flóki room! Named for the first Norseman to deliberately sail to Iceland, this charming room is located in the attic and is one of the farm’s largest rooms.

Not only will guests enjoy their rooms, there are plenty of open hangout spaces to take in the views as well! From the lounge to the library, Deplar Farm is your home for the duration of your stay!


If you don’t try the local cuisine, did you even visit Iceland? From mountain lamb to Arctic char, chefs Alex and Andrea will prepare you an unforgettable meal. Work off that farm-to-table meal with a ski tour, or go hot-spring hopping instead.

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.