You wake up in a lodge in northern Iceland’s secluded Fljot Valley surrounded by snow capped mountains and pristine lakes. Outside of these 652 acres in the Troll Peninsula, residents of a few sheep farms are the only other inhabitants. For anyone seeking a remote stay in stunning scenery, it’s hard to imagine a better option than Eleven Experience’s Deplar Farm, also a converted sheep farm, reopening after a long pandemic closure June 5th with a couple of new features.
Iceland overall is a strong choice as an escape during these still problematic/confusing times: an island of dazzling landscapes scattered in secluded locations, it was always set up to be an ideal destination for travelers edging back onto the international map. Since the country was also at the forefront of handling the pandemic scientifically and carefully, it remains one of the countries presumed to be reliably safe once travel resumed. Now, even with some regulations shifting due to changing virus numbers in different countries, it is open to visitors fully vaccinated by an EU approved vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca) or who present a certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection; all still must undergo a test upon arrival and test negative…