Less than an hour’s drive from the hustle and bustle of Reykjavík and set against a backdrop of majestic mountainous lava fields, ION Adventure Hotel is an unforgettable experience.
Whether you are seeking a quiet, soulful soak beneath the Northern Lights, a challenging trek across an ancient glacier, or a day of fly-fishing in plentiful icy rivers – at ION Adventure Hotel, these are only a wish away.
ION’s location by the “Golden Circle” route makes it the perfect base from which to explore Iceland’s rich heritage, hardy flora and fauna, and myriad opportunities for extreme adventure. Close to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), ION provides easy access to all the essential attractions of “the land of fire and ice”.
ION takes good care of you upon your return after a day of adventures. Their rooms, Silfra Restaurant, award-winning Northern Lights bar, the awesome Lava Spa, and the magnificent landscape that stretches out to the horizon wherever you look provides calm and good service so you can recharge, reflect and rejoice.
ION recently was granted the acclaimed Boutique Hotel Awards in the sustainability category.
The hotel is located in the countryside close to the Nesjavellir geothermal plant that helps run the hotel on 100% hydroelectric energy. By participating in the green energy project, carried out in collaboration with the local government, allowing electricity to be generated through the cooling of volcanic waters sourced beneath the geothermal parkland on which ION Adventure Hotel is located. The water throughout is then filtered and cleaned before it’s released back into the ground for future use.
Care is given to utilize the abundant energy around the hotel to maintain a sense of balance and respect the nature ION is surrounded by. The ION team has tried cultivating a sense of belonging in nature amongst the travelers that visit the hotel by encouraging them to explore the hiking trails around, use the natural glacial water from taps, and limit the use of unnecessary paper trails.
The ION team has tried imbibing their sustainability practices into the little corners of the hotel such as the recycled rubber tire sinks in the common bathrooms to moss desktop decorations around the hotel. The hotel’s interiors are designed with Icelandic rock and repurposed wood that is locally sourced, which were designed by Santa Monica-based Icelandic studio Minarc.