Iceland is on everyone’s hotlist at the moment, with its borders open and wide-open landscapes and spaces taunting those in search of an escape to visit. We’ve been talking to the adventure company Eleven Experienceand has the inside track on their most unique property, a remote Icelandic lodge. Now is the time to escape to Deplar Farm.
It is a sublime party-pad for a blow-out, post-pandemic celebration, a Nordic-inspired lodge that can sleep up to 26 guests, located on the breathtaking Troll Peninsula (yes, you read that right – it’s Iceland!).
Adventurers will have access to some 1,500 square miles of untouched mountain terrain and an exhilarating selection of outdoor pursuits, including heli-skiing (from just outside, in-fact as the property has two heli-pads), sea kayaking, whale watching in the fjords and astro-touring. All are available at the hands of the company’s expert guides, you need to just ask.
The property at Deplar Farm comes with an in-house mixologist (yea, we were sold just on this) and a private chef who will cook up Icelandic delicacies, and pizza if you rather. And after a day of getting out into the wild, you can enjoy the lodge’s extensive wellness habitat, complete with floatation tanks and heated pools with temperature-controlled waters from a nearby thermal spring. While we’re sure you want to get out there as soon as you can, winter brings on a magical quality at Deplar Farm, as it is surrounded by 3,000 foot high, snow-dusted mountains that will make your Instagram followers green with envy. So think about a year-end treat too.
If Iceland in the summer still sends a shiver down your spine, then fear not, Eleven has similar experiences in wholly different locations – from the Bahamas, to Patagonia, to New Zealand. Just take your pick. (No icy pun intended).