For travelers looking to take in the beauty of the Northern Lights (known as Aurora Borealis to some), trek across some glaciers, and explore lava fields, ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is a wonderfully unique place to stay in Iceland. Less than an hour by car from Iceland’s coastal capital of Reykjavík, ION is built of sustainable materials (and was recently recognized with a Boutique Hotel Award in the sustainability category) and surrounded by natural hot springs.
Close to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Lake Þingvellir, ION provides easy access to all activities in “the land of fire and ice.” From fly-fishing to exploring waterfalls and active volcanic areas, guests will never be at a loss for things to do. If all your adventures leave you hungry, ION’s Silfra Restaurant and Northern Lights Bar offer a menu of fresh local ingredients served with a unique twist, accompanied by an array of beers and spirits from Iceland’s many microbreweries. The chefs at Silfra use food made from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in the region. The restaurant’s name derives from the Silfra rift in Lake Þingvellir, the most popular diving and snorkeling site in Iceland.
From the 45 luxurious rooms, Lava Spa, and magnificent landscape that stretches out to the horizon wherever you look, ION provides a calming atmosphere and premium amenities for travelers to recharge, reflect and rejoice on this small island nation.