It’s called ‘the land of fire and ice’ and for good reason. Glaciers and volcanic activity (think: geysers and hot springs) make up a large part of Iceland. THE base from where to explore this special country is ION Luxury Adventure Hotel.
Why go to ION Luxury Adventure Hotel?
- For its location in the rugged and adventure promising nature of Iceland.
- To enjoy the ‘new Nordic cuisine’ in Sifra Restaurant.
- For its eco-friendly design, the luxury rooms and the Lava Spa.
What to do: hiking, horsebackriding, snorkeling in glacier waters, glacier exploring, river rafting, fishing, relaxing in the spa and soaking in natural hotsprings. Spot Northern Lights in winter, enjoy the midnight sun in summer.
Rooms: 21 standard rooms and 24 deluxe rooms.
Location: in the south of Iceland, north of the small town of Selfoss, close to a crossroad and with a backdrop of lava fields. It’s close to the ‘Golden Circle’ and Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
How to get there: international flights land on Keflavík, Icelands international airport. ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is an hour’s drive from the airport, via road 435 from Reykjavik to Nesjavellir. This road is closed in winter: from October 1st till May 1st use road 36 from Mosfellsbaer and turn right to Nesjavellir on road 360.
© Text Walking in Luxury. Photography courtesy of ION Luxury Adventure Hotel. Published May 3rd, 2016
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