ION Adventure Hotel Iceland - Striking Architecture In The Icelandic WildernessION  
Adventure Hotel

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.

Type: Luxury   Nature   Spa

With 45 luxurious rooms, the Lava Spa, and a 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.

ION Adventure Hotel exterior

Iceland's newest design hotel, ION, lies at the foot of the active volcano, Hengill.

ION Adventure Hotel with Northern Lights

Architects Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson designed the bold building. Even though - as their names suggest - they are from Iceland, their architect firm, Minarc, is based in Santa Monica, California.

ION Adventure Hotel at night with stars above

Minarc is known for its holistic and sustainable approach to architecture, and ION's building is a remarkable showcase of architectural skills. The hotel is as dramatic as its surroundings.

ION Adventure Hotel lounge

The hotel's large window surfaces decrease the need for artificial light, while Iceland's natural hot springs provide energy-saving heating and hot water. So, ION Adventure Hotel has done an excellent job of being eco-friendly.

ION Adventure Hotel Northern Lights Bar
ION Adventure Hotel bar
ION Adventure Hotel Silfra Restaurant

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.

ION Adventure Hotel dining

The chefs at Silfra use food made from the region's freshest, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant's name derives from the Silfra rift in Lake Þingvellir, Iceland's most popular diving, and snorkeling site.

ION Adventure Hotel Silfra Restaurant blue design wall
ION Adventure Hotel deluxe room

All 45 rooms are decorated in warm tones and have comfortable beds, luxurious bath products, and floor-to-ceiling windows that give you a front-row view of the midnight sun or the northern lights, depending on when you're there.

ION Adventure Hotel bedroom

Iceland's natural materials inspired the rooms. Recycled wood, rubber, concrete, lava, and leather are used here. Large black-and-white photographs of Icelandic nature and wildlife decorate the walls.

ION Adventure Hotel room view on snowy nature

The hotel has a spectacular outdoor pool with heated spring water — the perfect place to relax after an active day.

ION Adventure Hotel Lava Spa

The ION Adventure Hotel is one of Iceland's best hotels to experience the wildly colorful Northern Lights.

ION Adventure Hotel outdoor pool
Iceland Winter scenery
Sunset in Iceland
Iceland hot spring
Nesjavellir, 801 Nesjavellir, Iceland