Kimberly Olsen

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Iceland

by: Kimberly Olsen

  • Why

    My 30th birthday.

  • When

    March 2014

  • Who

    Me + my hubby.

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Highs + Lows

  • The hotel is very isolated and definitely evokes a cozy vibe.

  • The minimalist design is a work of art in itself.

  • The Northern Lights Bar - I only wish I actually saw some Northern Lights!

  • Self service breakfast bar...two thumbs up!!

  • Dinner service at the hotel restaurant was very slow; it seemed like they were understaffed.

  • The transportation options didn't seem like much. It would be nice if they could also pick you up at the bottom of the mountain instead of just from the airport.

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  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

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  • Amenities

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique design oasis in the middle of nowhere.

  • Vibe

    Luxury, minimal, modern, secluded retreat.

  • Location

    Off the grid. Literally.

  • Rooms

    45

  • Music

    All over the board - mostly Icelandic.

  • Year Opened

    February 2013

  • Designed By

    Architect Minarc and design team Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir.

  • Pool/Gym

    Lava Spa + Thermal Pool

  • Restaurant

    Yes, Silfra is an excellent farm-to-table restaurant on property.

  • Bar

    The Northern Lights Bar, an award winning bar on property.

  • Minibar

    Yup, candy and a few mini wines.

  • Wifi

    Free wifi (a must in this remote location).

  • Children

    No, mostly young couples.

  • Price

    Expensive ($$$)

In the Area

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