Eleven Experience, the globally renowned creator of boundary-pushing adventures, is launching its first wellness programme at Deplar Farm on the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland.
A year-round personalised programme designed for guests who like a challenge, the innovative and science-based approach will not only help travelers achieve their wellness and fitness goal – but also the opportunity to explore the unique setting of the Troll Peninsula.
Test your limits by combining a thrilling menu of outdoor adventures with physical and mental tasks alongside key lifestyle practices such as yoga and mental resilience.
Each guest will receives a consultation and an ultra-personalised plan that incorporates everything from stimulating challenges and outdoor adventure to spa therapies and nutrition.
Ideal for groups of friends who seek a stimulating challenge or for those looking to reconnect with themselves in exquisite natural surroundings, here’s what to expect from the revitalising programme:
1 Marginal Gains
Central to Eleven Life is the concept of marginal gains, the principle that by making a series of small incremental lifestyle adjustments, guests can significantly improve overall health.
Guests will be presented with 11 customised gains to take away and incorporate into everyday life – targeting ways to enhance sleep, mental capacity, nutrition, fitness levels and also help them manage stress and weight issues.
2 Competitive Challenges
Take on a series of competitive and sensory Wellness Challenges to improve alertness, focus and endurance.
Guests can take part in cleverly formulated games, based on holistic principles but inspired by scientific studies. There’s also group challenges to try – such as laser tag in the Icelandic wilderness or mastering the art axe-throwing.
3 Outdoor Adventure
What better place to get fresh air than Deplar Farm’s otherworldly northern Iceland location? Enjoy some of the purest air and water in the world and embark upon daily wilderness walks and sea-kayaking excursions in the summer. To appreciate the serenity of the region, outdoor activities include periods of silence to encourage a deeper sensory connection to nature.
Come winter, guests can embark on challenging cross-country skiing or adrenaline-pumping snow-mobile races. Taking advantage of Deplar’s stillness and lack of light pollution, guests will be invited on sensory-deprivation night walks – where they’ll explore the region without artificial light under the glow of the northern lights.
4 Functional Fitness
Fitness is another imperative part of this experience. From relaxing yoga-flows to cardio classes, find your own daily rhythm in the fitness studio and fully equipped gym.
Eleven Life’s expert instructors will work with each guest, teaching them how to maximise their limited workout time and inspire good exercise habits.
5 Spa Therapies
Try a range of interesting spa treatments designed to aid wellbeing – including some inspired by Icelandic folklore. The Viking Sauna is an incredible experience that combines drumming, breathing techniques and hot and cold plunges to stimulate the immune system and test endurance.
Organic facials and massages are designed to support skin in extreme temperatures, whilst The Viking Float is a sensory deprivation therapy used by top athletes to develop a winning mindset.
Of course, food is also at the forefront of this programme. Executive Chef Garðar Kári Garðarsson, winner of Iceland’s Top Chef award in 2018, has carefully designed a wellness menu to ensure guests are kept satisfied and energised throughout their stay.
Wallet: Rates for Eleven Life start from £2,350 per room per night (based on 2 people sharing).
What’s included: This price includes an in- depth consultation and wellness programme, guide services, all gear necessary for activities, pre-arrival planning, daily housekeeping, all meals, organic fresh foofeaturd minibar, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and round- trip transfers to Akureyri Airport.
How: Visit www.elevenexperience.com/