On the Tröllaskagi peninsula, in the far north of Iceland, an old farm complex has been transformed into a resort in the mountains. A silent, solemn, wild landscape, where visitors will experience unique emotions. Between nature and legend
A handful of dark cottages nestling on the valley floor amid the brown of the mountains and the carpet of bushes and shrubs in pale wintry tones. Welcome to Deplar Farm, in the far north of Iceland, in the Tröllaskagim region, one of the wildest areas of Europe. The 18th century farm complex was bought by Eleven Experience in 2015, to be turned into a hotel. The buildings that make up the resort have grass- covered roofs, following the ancient Viking tradition, while the wood- clad walls are interspersed with white windows. The interiors reveal a contemporary spirit, free from excess, where the furnishings draw on the muted tones of Nordic design, enlivened by the occasional classic Italian piece. There are only thirteen rooms and a single table that runs the length of the dining- room. The menu has been lovingly created by Chef Alexander Thorsteinsson and his wife Andrea, who interpret Scandinavian nouvelle cuisine with the variety offered by local and seasonal produce. Other communal areas for travellers staying at Deplar Farm are the spa and the open air pool, fed by a natural hot spring. From October to March, the real emotion for visitors is to immerse themselves in the night, the light night of the deep north. And wait for the northern lights.