Fodor's Expert Review ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

Selfoss, IS-801, Iceland Fodor's Choice

Clean, green, and consciously created to blend in with nature, Ion Hotel, with its bold design, is a striking sight in the primordial-looking landscapes of Nesjavellir—a geothermal area close to Þingvellir National Park. It looks like a spaceship partially suspended on stilts, and although only 40 minutes away from Reykjavík by car, its location could easily pass for extraterrestrial. Apart from the luxury rooms fitted with organic mattresses and Scandinavian-inspired decor, other main features include a luxury spa with a large, hot-spring-fed, outdoor hot tub, and the Northern Lights Bar, where double-sized windows offer guests unimpeded views of the auroras when they happen.

PROS

  • well serviced by tour operators providing a range of outdoor activities: quad biking, hiking, super jeep, horseback riding, helicopter tours, and river rafting
  • striking design in an unusual landscape

CONS

  • culturally speaking it's completely off-piste: no nearby shops, bars, or restaurants

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New, Trendy, Views
Sophisticated
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -482–3415

HOTEL DETAILS

45 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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