Once a working sheep farm, located in a remote valley in the Troll Peninsula, Deplar Farm is perhaps the most unique place to stay in Iceland. During the winter, opt for the heli-ski opportunities to fly up into the surrounding peaks then slalom down virgin runs all the way to the ocean accompanied by Deplar’s in house expert guides.
This remote area sees some of the highest average snowfall on the planet, making it a dream spot for skiers. With two helipads on the property, guests have instant access to rolling descents and steep couloirs that take you all the way to the ocean. Iceland’s maritime snowpack provides stable conditions ranging from smooth, buttery slopes and corn snow to fresh powder, and the region’s midnight sun makes it possible to carve tracks at 10pm.
Should you not fancy it, you can also go cat skiing, hot spring hopping, snowmobiling, whale watching and even surfing (for the brave). End the day back at the lodge, under the glow of the Northern Lights with a little luck. Finally, don’t worry about sore muscles. Deplar’s geothermal heated outdoor pool, Isopod flotation tanks, and talented massage therapists relieve any ski fatigue so you’ll never have to miss a ski day.