De­plar Farm, Ice­land

Esquire (Malaysia) - - CULTURE -

Si­t­u­ated in an iso­lated spot in the Fljot Val­ley on North Ice­land’s Troll Penin­sula (to call it moun­tain­ous is an un­der­state­ment, it’s like the sur­face of Mars), this Arc­tic out­post of ad­ven­ture hol­i­day com­pany Eleven Ex­pe­ri­ence is as “zhuzhy” as it is re­mote. Food, drinks and ac­tiv­i­ties are cov­ered in the price and meals (rein­deer tartare or braised minke whale, any­one?) are eaten com­mu­nally, which might sound un­ap­peal­ing, but given there are only 20 or so guests at any time and that the prop­erty (built in the shell of an aban­doned farm) is enor­mous, you’ll still feel splen­didly iso­lated. It has an ex­pan­sive spa with in­door/out­door geo­ther­mal pool (with a per­ma­nently manned out­door bar), a pair of flota­tion tanks and an igloo-style out­door sauna. Off-farm op­tions in­clude whale watch­ing, fly-fish­ing, horse rid­ing and heli-ski­ing. Then again, there’s al­ways the pool bar. eleven­ex­pe­ri­

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