The Northern Lights are one of the world’s natural wonders, and something that everyone should see at least once in their life. Now an old converted sheep farm might just offer you the best possible views. You could say it’ll have the holiday makers ‘flocking’ in.
Deplar is a converted sheep farm, situated in the remote Fljot valley in the mountainous Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. Today’s modern structure celebrates a rugged past, and honors authentic Icelandic architecture with 13 en suite bedrooms. It’s a one-stop-shop for adventure, solitude, mystery, and high-end amenities. The Fljot valley sees some of the highest average snowfall on the planet, and as a result, the eastern route to Deplar is closed all winter, making its remote location all the more raw and wild.
Strategically located between Europe and the States, Iceland and Deplar offer easy access to otherworldly landscapes without hours of traveling. New York and London-based clients can be fishing or skiing on the same day of travel. The only question here is, “What your call to action is?”
Iceland turns day and night on its head, with long days, short nights in the summer, and vice-versa in the winter months. It’s not unusual to only have 4 hours of daylight during the winter month, with it not getting light till after 10am, and alternatively you can find it still light outside even at 2am in the summer months.
So with that said making sure you get a good nights sleep regardless of what the season is is important. Think remote-controlled electric blackout blinds, and king-size beds with top-of-the-line linens. And our Eleven playlists sound even better at the top of the world – you’ll control when you want to tune in or drop out.
Deplar is made for lounging. Every room brings the outdoors in—floor-to-ceiling windows frame the mountains and often showcase lines from Eleven guests’ hard-earned heli-ski, or snowmobiling turns. Think stone sourced from local rivers, black timber cladding, and a grass-sodded roof. Oh and there’s also a full spa.
And when it comes to the food then expect Icelandic cuisine—Arctic char, north Atlantic salmon, skyr, and lamb—dished up with modern influences. Helmed by two chefs, meals are served in a dining room framed by rugged peaks. Deplar is striving to become a fully source-to-fork outfit, with the lodge being surrounded by sustainable land.
Also, when it comes to the phenomenon that is the Northern Lights, naturally the best time to see them are in the darker months, which are generally September to April, although it must be said that there is no guaranteed chance to see them – in keeping with their magically aura they simply appear and disappear with ease……but if you are going to see them there is no better place than the Deplar Farm Resort.