Deplar Farm is a luxurious retreat hidden in the depths of northern Iceland’s Troll Peninsula. With comfort at the forefront of the lodge’s design, this home away from home is the perfect place to relax after an adventurous day in the wilderness.
Once a sheep farm in the heart of the scenic Troll Peninsula, today Deplar Farm is a remote getaway with added luxury and the perfect place for an Icelandic adventure. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, the wilderness of northern Iceland is right on the doorstep and waiting to be explored.
Although staying at Deplar is an experience in itself, they offer activities all year, from heli-skiing in the winter months to fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking and whale watching in the summer.
Many anglers use it as a base from which to explore some of Iceland’s most famous rivers.
If you want to battle the hardest fighting fish (pound for pound) in the world, head to Northern Iceland from June through September. Atlantic salmon and Arctic char challenge anglers of all skill levels. Eleven Experience has exclusive fishing beats on Iceland’s most prized rivers, including the Fljótaá, Hölkná, and Húseyjarkyísl. In addition, we can pull rods for the Big Laxa, Selá, Hofsa, and Nordurá rivers. Expert guides are Iceland’s river and fishing frontrunners. They’ll transport you in 4×4 vehicles equipped with flies, nets, rod mounts, leaders, and nylon. And most important, they’ll know which flies and tackle suit the conditions.
Fishing in Iceland will test any angler’s skill, and you will almost always have the water to yourself. Conditions are usually crystal clear, so anglers are often able to sight fish, which makes the catch all the more exciting. Most fishing is done with floating lines and fairly light tackle, and nothing beats a big fish breaking the surface to take the fly. Pound for pound, the fish are strong and will put up a good fight, especially if the tackle is light. In Iceland, all fishing is catch-and-release. Various waters will test the guide’s and the angler’s knowledge in fly choice, presentation, and ability to read the water.
Deplar Farm is Iceland’s most exclusive lodge, and for a good reason, there is nowhere else like it in the world. The Lodge is comfortable beyond belief consisting of thirteen en suite bedrooms, including:
- Five king suites with en suite bathrooms
- Four king suites with en suite bathrooms, queen sleeping lofts and balconies
- Two queen suites with en suite bathrooms
- One king suite with an en suite bathroom, a lofted lounge and a private balcony
- One bunk room with four double beds and a double en suite bathroom
- Geothermal, indoor/outdoor pool with swim-up bar
- Sauna and steam room
- Indoor and outdoor hot tubs
- Media room
- Premium spa facility featuring two Isopod flotation tanks and three treatment rooms
- Two helipads
- Billiards, foosball and ping pong table
- Custom-made band loft
- Bar and lounge
- Gym and yoga room
Food & Cuisine
The basic Icelandic diet hasn’t changed much since the Viking days. Arctic char, north Atlantic salmon, lamb, and skyr are still staples, but the chef, Iceland’s 2018 chef of the year, Garðar Garðarsson, prepares them with modern techniques and a dash of international flavour. Neighbouring farmers and fishermen make regular deliveries, so menus are always source-to-table. Expect blueberry-topped pancakes, langoustine soup, and pasture-raised lamb, as well as craft beers from local brewers and wines from Deplar’s extensive cellar.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL, TRANSFER TO HÖLKNÁ AND FISHING
Arrive in Reykjavik’s Keflavík International Airport (KEF), and catch another flight to Thorshofn before transferring to the Hölkná cabin. Our off-the-grid outpost is situated along the banks of the famed Hölkná River, where you’ll find more than 27 fishable pools over 10 kilometres. Spend a day fishing for fat North Atlantic Salmon. Tonight, you’ll dine on traditional Icelandic cuisine.
DAY 2 – FISH HÖLKNÁ AND OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Fish another exclusive Eleven beat on the Hölkná, where the surrounding scenery is as inspiring as the water’s bounty. After, hike to Hölkná’s most incredible waterfalls. Spend the evening cosied up in the cabin with a chef-prepared meal and fire.
DAY 3 – MORNING FISHING ON THE HÖLKNÁ, TRANSFER TO DEPLAR FARM, FISHING ON THE FLJÓTAÁ
Spend a final morning on the Hölkná. Then take a quick fixed-wing flight to Deplar Farm, your one-stop-shop for adventure, solitude, and high-end amenities. This afternoon you’ll fish the Fljótaá in Deplar’s backyard. Eleven has access to four beats, over 8 kilometres, all within a 10-minute drive from the lodge. The Atlantic Salmon in this river can get up to 1 meter and over 20 pounds, while the Arctic Char are hard fighting and range from 1 to 6 pounds.
DAY 4 – MORNING FISHING ON THE FLJÓTAÁ AND DEPARTURE
Tackle the Fljótaá one last time. Local guides will reveal their secret stashes—lunch back at Deplar Farm before your transfer to Reykjavík.
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Do I need a Visa to travel to Iceland?
You do not need a visa to travel to Iceland if you are a British Citizen. You will be granted 90 days free of charge upon arrival.
Do I need a hire car?
You do not need a hire car. We can organise transfer drivers to collect you from the lodge and hotels. Although, if you would like more freedom you may hire a car. All lodges have good road access.
What else can I do in Iceland?
Iceland has various activities to do, from visiting the Blue Lagoon, the Geysir or walking on glaciers. If you would like to add a variety of activities to your fishing trip, please contact us now.
How do I book this trip?
If you like what you see, the best thing to do is pick up the phone and give a team member a call. Alternatively, email us at email@example.com
We will be able to give you any extra information you may need, prices and availability.
Why choose LOOP Travel?
LOOP Travel has extensive teams worldwide, all working to give you the best possible advice when travelling the world in search of top-class fly fishing. Our advice is totally free to you and booking with us comes at no extra cost.
Our years of experience between the teams and plethora of knowledge is second to none. Our team members know destinations backwards, having spent many years guiding, managing or fishing these lodges.
Delpar Farm offers a variety of different fishing destinations. We recommend you speak to us about what rods you may need on your trip.
Iceland’s weather can also be hugely temperamental, dressing well with good layering systems is key to staying dry and comfortable when fishing. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.