"The Troll Peninsula is ideal for heli-skiing, and with two helipads on the property, you'll have instant access to rolling descents and steep couloirs that run all the way down to the ocean. During summer, Iceland's midnight sun makes it possible to carve tracks well into the night, and should conditions make flying impossible, Deplar's guides can arrange cross-country or resort skiing instead."
The possibilities for adventure are almost unlimited at Deplar Farm, which is setting new standards in experiential travel.
Summer in Iceland (roughly April to September) means long, light-filled days with endless opportunities for outdoor activities. If you’re a keen fisherman you’ll have access to some of the best Atlantic salmon and Arctic char rivers in the world. If angling’s not your thing, then take your pick from the likes of horse riding, kayaking, skeet shooting, surfing, hiking and whale-watching.
In winter (November to mid-March), days may be shorter but they’re quickly packed with fat-biking along carefully groomed trails, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, heli- and resort skiing.
And if that all sounds tiring, Deplar’s geothermally heated pool and talented masseurs will be ready when you return to soothe your aching muscles.
Back at the ranch
Back at the lodge, comfort remains luxuriously consistent. Sink into the geothermally heated indoor/outdoor pool, complete with its own bar – perfect for nights spent admiring the Northern Lights or swimming in the midnight sun. Ease aching muscles in the sauna, steam room or indoor and outdoor hot tubs. Book into the spa for a massage, facial or flotation tank treatment. Relax in the media room complete with huge-screen TV, movies and games consoles. Play billiards or foosball, try yoga or pilates, perhaps even take a course in functional fitness, with expert instructors working to help you maximise your exercise time and inspire good habits.
Come evening, try a signature cocktail or Icelandic craft beer, then dine on sublime farm-to-table food, prepared by Iceland’s ‘chef of the year 2018’. Like everything here, food is a celebration of the surroundings, with fish caught in the local rivers and lamb raised on the sides of the mountains outside. Meals are typically three-course affairs, using modern techniques to elevate ingredients that have been around since the Vikings.
5 Reasons to Visit Iceland
With everything from glacier hikes to the Northern Lights, Iceland is an adventure playground ready to be explored at any time of year.
Booking with Bailey Robinson means access to the finest travel experiences. When planning your holiday we do all the hard work – in-depth research and meticulous organisation. You can be confident in the individual care for your holiday from your dedicated and experienced Personal Travel Designer and Concierge.