Deplar Farm Iceland
Deplar Farm, 570, Fljót, Iceland
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager:
Tony Ardisson and McKenzie Ardisson
Deplar Farm was recently featured on the cover of Condé Nast’s 2023 “Gold List,” a collection of 57 hotels across the globe which have earned a lifetime distinction as the “Best Hotels in the World.” Located on Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, Deplar Farm’s 28,000 square feet are enclosed with floor-to-ceiling windows, striking its visitors with unimaginable views of peaks towering over the immaculate Fljót Valley. Guests are promised an experience that goes far beyond expectations, from exceptional amenities like a geothermal open-air pool, to helipads that launch skiers into world-renowned alpine terrain.
History & Story
Once a historic sheep farm, Deplar Farm is camouflaged by a living roof and roaming sheep which outnumber humans by 2:1. Permeated with notes of its rugged legacy, the space holds Icelandic literature, driftwood from the nearby sea, and stones from the Fljótaá River. Now, Deplar Farm is Iceland’s premier property, enticing travellers from all over the globe who seek an enchanting getaway. Those with a taste for over-the-top amenities, high-calibre outdoor adventures, and exceptional spa offerings frequent Deplar Farm’s intoxicating scene.
To set a new standard in experiential travel by delivering unprecedented adventures and authentic connections in our stunningly remote valley combining a slate of world-class guides, bespoke accommodation, and ultra-personalized itineraries.
Date Added Extansions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Deplar Farm invites guests to enjoy the Northern Lights from lounge seating built into the outdoor geothermal pool, which is coupled with a swim-up bar and indoor section contained by floor-to-ceiling windows. For the ultimate soaking experience, guests can also benefit from indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a Viking sauna, and a cold plunge.
Coupled with a wellness team that exceeds guest expectations with targeted fitness sessions and yoga flows, a plethora of guided outdoor activities like surfing, kayaking, fat biking, ski touring, and heli-skiing await guests. A day spent viewing nesting Puffins at Drangey Island followed by a helicopter ride to fish some of Iceland’s most exclusive stretches of water is a must.
Known for housing Iceland’s largest peaks and celebrated for its 14th century farming history, Deplar Farm’s surroundings on the Troll Peninsula of northern Iceland are wildly sublime.
With 13 en suite bedrooms, guests enjoy a selection of king suites with mezzanine-style lofts that feature hammocks and lounging beds, a king suite with a lofted lounge and private balcony, and a variety of Nordic queen and bunk room accommodations. All rooms are equipped with steam showers that emit geothermally-heated spring water.
95% of the artwork throughout the rooms is Icelandic.
Covering nearly 10,000 square feet, the spa includes three treatment rooms, two Isopod flotation tanks, a premium sauna and steam room, and a sound therapy room.
You might find a hidden whisky bottle in a fireplace!
Apart from all of the fabulous experiences, for an unforgettable night, the lodge invites everyone up to a lofted stage equipped with over 30 instruments, laser lights, and a smoke machine. Plus, there’s an entertainment area with foosball and a ping pong table, as well as a cinema room.
Deplar Farm offers a family friendly experience that can be tailored to the preferences and abilities of each member of the family.
Restaurants & Bars
Deplar Farm’s remote setting emphasises onsite meals prepared by talented chefs. In keeping with the Icelandic classics, Arctic char, Atlantic salmon, and skyr are top of the menu. Brennivín and fermented shark are traditional dishes many guests enjoy tasting from the family-style seating of the dining room. Local ingredients always fill the table, as farmers and fishermen make frequent visits to share their crops and catch.
Deplar Farm has no shortage of après hangouts. Favourites include the swim-up pool bar and the offsite bar at the Ghost Farm outpost, an intimate, picturesque mountain hideout accessed by snowmobile. For an unforgettable night, the lodge’s main bar animates guests with a lofted stage equipped with over 30 instruments, laser lights, and a smoke machine. A regionally-inspired menu of unique cocktails, a wide range of craft beers from local breweries, and a variety of wines from the extensive cellar offer guests a beverage selection that impresses even the pickiest of palates.
Iceland’s remarkably fresh air and pure water set the standard for a truly elevated sense of wellness, while Deplar Farm’s collection of spa amenities inspires personalised healing. Eleven Life, Deplar Farm’s approach to health and wellness, is rooted in modern science and defined by sustainable micro-modifications with notable impact. Covering nearly 10,000 square feet, the spa includes three treatment rooms, two Isopod flotation tanks, a premium sauna and steam room, and a sound therapy room. No matter guests’ inclination, Deplar Farm’s menu of carefully-crafted offerings immerse its visitors in a world of all-encompassing revitalization. Ask us about our wellness retreats!
Corporate & Celebrations events
Deplar Farm is fantastic for buyout guests, who will have full privacy and control over every aspect of the lodge. The lodge welcomes groups of up to 32 guests for weddings, corporate retreats, and celebrations of all kinds.
Extra Notables Features
• Heli skiing
• Northern lights spotting
• Whale watching
• Helicopter adventures
• Horseback riding
• E-biking and mountain biking
• Sound healing
• Wellness Treatments
• Viking Dinners
• Lodge Activities (billiards, table tennis, foosball, laser tag, shuffleboard, board games, musical instruments, pool)
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
Condé Nast Traveler (US) & Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – The Gold List 2023
Condé Nast Traveller – The Honeymoon Guide 2021
Condé Nast Traveller – Spa Guide 2020
Tatler – Spa Guide 2020
Condé Nast Traveller UK / Conde Nast Traveler US – Gold List 2019
Condé Nast Traveller UK / Conde Nast Traveler US – Reader’s Choice Awards (Deplar Farm was voted #8 in the best resorts in the world and #3 in Europe in 2019)
The Financial Times – Pink Snow Supplement 2018
The Telegraph – Best Hotels of the Decade (Deplar Farm was named “Hotel of the Year – 2017”)
Condé Nast Traveller UK / Conde Nast Traveler US – Hot List 2017
Condé Nast Traveler – Top 20 Hotels in Northern Europe: Readers’ Choice Awards 2021
Number of Employees
70 in high season.