Deplar Farm, Iceland

 

Overview

Location:

Located in the remote Fljot Valley in the mountainous Troll Peninsula, Northern Iceland

Target Fish: 

Atlantic Salmon, Sea-Run Brown Trout, Wild Brown Trout and Arctic Char

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Anglers

Time of Year: 

April 1 - September 30 depending on the River

Lodge Capacity: 

13 En Suite Bedrooms

32 Guests

Nearest Large Airport: 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Documents Required: 

U.S. Passport

 

If you are an adventurous angler searching for a unique fishing experience that combines a variety of majestic rivers and lakes, idyllic wading, seclusion and world-renowned service, Deplar Farms, Iceland is a destination that shouldn’t be missed. Northern Iceland offers more pristine water than could be realistically fished in a lifetime with fly fishing opportunities for coveted Atlantic salmon, sea-run browns, wild brown trout, and aggressive arctic char.

Atlantic Salmon, Sea-Run Brown Trout, Wild Brown Trout and Arctic Char. Fly-Fishing is available from April through September for specific dates and rivers. There are many exciting fly fishing options for your Iceland adventure. To make the best use of your vacation time, and to assure you of the best program to suit your needs, our fly fishing experts will work with you to customize your ideal trip. For example, on travel days between locations, we often suggest fishing half a day in the morning, then moving midday, and fishing at another location in the afternoon. This allows anglers to move on to the next destination or river system and not miss any fishing.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE FISHING TERRAIN IN ICELAND? Mother Nature provides glaciers, spouting geysers, volcanoes, swirling waterfalls, and surreal clear water that makes it possible to fish small skated flies that can produce heart-stopping visual takes.

WHAT IS DEPLAR’S PROXIMITY TO MAJOR RIVERS? The Fjotaa River is located right out the front door of the lodge and is a great choice if you are looking for salmon and char. The Huseyjarkvisl, one of those special rivers where one can fish large Atlantic salmon and monster brown trout, is an hour away. The lodge also owns exclusive cabins on the Holkna in the remote northeast of Iceland.

Most rods range from 9 foot 5 to 8 weights, with lighter gear for trout and char. For salmon we generally use a single-handed 9 foot 8 weight or a 12 foot 8 weight 2 hander. While floating lines are the norm, we also suggest taking a sink-tip.

THE FLJOTAA - JUNE 20 - SEPTEMBER 20 With the upper stretch out the front door, the main section of the Fljotaa River is just 5 miles from the Lodge, and features miles of riffles, narrow runs and 64 named pools. A great choice to combine salmon up to 20 pounds and Arctic Char up to 6 pounds. Limited to just 4 rods per day our guides will take you to the best pools. Excellent light tackle fishing; swing or skate favorite patterns to holding salmon or make a dry fly presentation to sipping char.

THE HOLKNA - JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30 This two-rod river offers a unique opportunity for anglers to experience Atlantic salmon fishing, as exclusive as it gets and with no AM and PM sessions; you design your own day. The two rods have access to an 8 mile stretch of gin-clear water, with 27 marked pools and a good number of unmarked pools. Holkna is truly one of Iceland’s up and coming rivers. Cabins are located right on the banks of the river in the northeastern part of Iceland. They are comfortable as they are remote.

THE HUSEYJARKVISL - APRIL 1 - SEPTEMBER 30 The Huseyjarkvisl is one of the ultimate fishing destinations in Iceland and one of the few rivers that offers both world class salmon and sea trout fishing. The sea trout season starts in April and offers anglers the rate opportunity to heli-ski and catch trophy trout in the same day. Atlantic salmon are king in July and August. This three rod river spans over 14 miles with 50 named pools, and is just an hour from Deplar Farm. No fixed AM or PM fishing sessions means you and your guides are free to design your day for the best fishing.

Angling in Iceland is 100% catch and release, wading only, and fly fishing only with a restricted number of rods allowed per day.

Seasons

April 1 - September 30. Most fishing times in Iceland are broken into morning from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. sessions. On the Husey and the Holkna however, we can fish any time in the day as long as it doesn’t exceed 12-hours.

Accommodations

The Fljót Valley in northern Iceland is a gateway for adventures ranging from mountain biking to sea kayaking. Located on a converted sheep farm, Deplar Farm blends into the natural landscape with its black timber cladding and grass-sodded roof, and the floor-to-ceiling windows around the property that embrace the surrounding peaks.

Iceland’s midnight sun means long summer days and endless opportunity for outdoor activities including prime-time fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. We, at Eleven Experience, have access to some of the most exclusive rivers in Iceland. The Fljótaá, a world-class Atlantic salmon and Arctic char river, is in our backyard.

Further away, the lodge has two cabins along our eight-mile stretch of the two-rod Hölkna River so guests can overnight steps from the fishery. Back at the lodge, many guests choose to spend entire days in our spa, hopping from the geothermal-heated outdoor pool to the hot tub.

  • Geothermal indoor/outdoor pool with bar

  • Sauna and steam room

  • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs

  • Media room

  • Premium spa facility featuring 2 flotation tanks and 3 treatment rooms

  • Fully equipped conference room

  • 2 heli-pads

  • Exclusive bar and lounge

  • Gym and yoga room

Getting There

BY PLANE

International flights arrive at the Keflavik International Airport (KEF), 45 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. Guests must transfer from the international airport to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport in downtown Reykjavik for a 45-minute flight to Akureyri. Upon arriving in Akureyri, our Host will greet and drive you for a 90-minutes to Deplar Farm.

BY CAR

The drive between Reykjavik and Deplar Farm is about 4.5 hours. We do not recommend driving to Deplar Farm between November - May due to snow and possible inclement weather.

Rates

SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL

(April 1 - September 30)

BUYOUT

Starting at 3,676.050 ISK per night for private lodge buyout based on 26 guests. Pro-Rated buyout starting at 2,718,450 ISK per night for private lodge based on 16 guests.

BY ROOM

Starting at 257,250 ISK per room, per night based on double occupancy.

Note: We can provide ISK to USD exchange rate but USD pricing will be estimated on the exchange rate at time of quote. And, price subject to change prior to booking.

Price listed are per person, double occupancy, and are subject to change and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Price does not include applicable tax or indigenous fees, fishing license or domestic and international flights unless otherwise expressed. 

Inclusions:

Guide service offering customized adventure itineraries, al gear necessary for activities, pre-arrival planning with Host, chef prepared meals, organic fresh minibar, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, round trip airport transfers to Akureyri. The lodge provides all gear, from rods, reels, lines, and leader, waders, wading shoes, backpacks, flies, nymphs and streamers.


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