Location & Nearby
ION Adventure Hotel is just 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Reykjavik. It’s ideally placed for trips to the sights of the Golden Circle, as it’s just 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Thingvellir National Park. This is one of only three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in all of Iceland. Gulfoss waterfall and Haukadalur geothermal valley, home to the most famous geysers in the country, are also just an hour away from the hotel.
The hotel is situated on Mount Hengill, a dormant volcano. Beautiful lava fields surround the hotel, and there are natural hot springs all around. The hotel building was formerly used as a staff building of a nearby geothermal power plant, which you can see from the hotel. Other nearby attractions include the Kerid crater, a scenic lake inside a volcano’s crater, and the Thrihnukagigur volcano. It’s also in one of the best parts of Iceland for seeing the spectacular northern lights.
ION Adventure Hotel is just 30 minutes from the Ring Road, so guests are in a perfect spot for onward travel. What’s more, the hotel is only a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik, so it’s within easy reach of the capital’s best attractions and amenities. Restaurants, bars, grocery stores, banks, and gas stations are all accessible by car.
Facilities & Amenities
The hotel is in a dramatic building on a dormant volcano, surrounded by lava fields. It has a modern design and has a focus on sustainability. Many of the fittings and furnishings are made from reclaimed materials, and the showers have water-saving features. The hotel has a restaurant, an award-winning northern lights bar, a spa with a hot tub, and an outdoor swimming pool with natural geothermal waters.
Rooms available at ION Adventure Hotel include standard and deluxe rooms, single rooms, and junior suites. All rooms have beautiful views over the surrounding area. The suites and deluxe rooms also have floor-to-ceiling windows for even better panoramas. Free Wi-Fi is available all over the hotel, and toiletries are from a luxurious organic range.
Arguably the best feature of the hotel is the attached Adventure Park. The hotel runs tours and day trips so guests can fully enjoy the local area. Whether you want to go hiking to the top of Mount Hengill or take a snowmobile ride on a nearby glacier, the adventure park has tours to suit you. Trips to nearby hot springs and waterfalls are also available, and you can even go white-water rafting down ice-cold glacial rivers.
Why Choose ION Adventure Hotel?
ION Adventure Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers who want to be close to Reykjavik and the Golden Circle. It runs fantastic tours and is a great option for adventurous travelers looking to explore the great outdoors. Check availability for your dates and book a stay.