Iceland’s tourism scene is booming, but if you’re interested in more than a Game of Thrones tour, consider a stop at Deplar Farm. Located on the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland, the hotel is an off-grid retreat amid mind-blowing scenery.
The 1,500-square-foot black-timber building is actually a former sheep farm that’s been renovated and converted into a luxurious getaway. A grassy roof helps the building feel a part of the landscape—like a Troll king’s mountain lodge. The renovation used locally sourced materials like stone brought from nearby rivers.
The hotel has a about a dozen unique rooms and cabins named after Norse gods, all with special amenities (including four with hammock lofts). There are also comfy communal spaces including a fully stocked bar, lounge, dining room (complete with in-house chef), library, TV room, and spa.
And on the outside, there is a geothermal-heated infinity pool, a cold-plunge pool, and a grass-covered sauna that looks a bit like a hobbit house.