Love, love, and love this hotel 🇮🇸🌌
An area full of Energy, where the two tectonic plates are drifting apart, surrounded by hot springs and streams….The luxurious Ion Adventure designer hotel in Iceland was one of my favorite ever visited hotel.
I went with my sis and spent 4 nights on this amazing place to see the Northern Lights for the first time in our lifes. The building lies beside a geothermal power plant, and used to be the accommodation of employees from this factory.
Why did I choose this hotel?
It can be found in the Unesco listing Pingvellir National Park, where no artificial lights will bother you.
It is told to be one of the best places to see the Northern Lights from.
The hotel has an amazing architecture.
The interior design is Icelandic.
Has a spa area with an outer hot pool – where you can rest and just watch the spectacular Aurora Borealis – also has a sauna, and a resting area.
The famous Golden Circle, and the Blue Lagoon is easy to reach.
The hotel is about 1 hour drive from Reykjavik. Sometimes during winter there can be a huge amount of snow (like when we were) so some of the roads can be closed, or difficult to drive. Therefore always check the road conditions (here), and it is recommended to book a 4 wheel drive car.
Arriving to the hotel, the design of the room was Icelandic. They use a lot of recycled material in the interior architecture. The products in the bathroom where from a luxury cosmetic brand originally from Iceland, called Sóley. They had a special but nice fragrance and you could buy them in the hotel. The bed was amazing, really comfortable.
As I mentioned the hotel has a spa region, called Lava Spa 🌋. It is not that big, but you can enjoy the sauna, read or relax in the resting area. They offer also different treatments like massages, or skin care.
But the one I enjoyed the most is the outer hot pool, where you can just rest, and if you are lucky enough you can see the Northern Lights.
The hotel has two restaurants, both offering Icelandic specialities from fresh local ingredients. Silfra is the bigger one, here you can have your breakfast or dinner. The other, what I loved more is the amazing Northern Lights bar offering Nordic specialties with amazing panoramic view.
The hotel is not that cheap, but worth every penny. I can only recommend it, if you are planning to visit Iceland.