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Ion Adventures Hotel is superbly positioned for access to the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. Under an hour’s drive from the engaging Icelandic capital of Reykjavík, this stylish, eco-conscious hotel is part retreat, part gastronomic destination, and part frontier outpost.

Projecting out from the flanks of a volcanic hillside, Ion’s brutalist exterior is derived from its previous existence as a workers’ inn for a nearby geothermal powerplant. The repurposing continues within with spotlights crafted from lava rock, driftwood sculptures, and recycled tires employed in the sinks.


Its superb location, sitting alone in the middle of Thingvellir, makes for the ideal stay when exploring this UNESCO-listed park. Once you return from a day near steaming fumaroles and thundering waterfalls, you’ll make a beeline for the geothermally-heated outdoor pool and spa. Have a massage involving Icelandic herbs and keep your eyes on the sky for the shimmy of the Aurora Borealis.

Almost as captivating is the cuisine in on-site Silfra Restaurant, where organic, farm-fresh ingredients combine in a creative and exciting New Nordic menu.