Kimberly Olsen

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:My 30th birthday.
  • When:March 2014
  • Who:Me + my hubby.
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Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel View on the way to Reykjavik from the Ion Hotel.

View on the way to Reykjavik from the Ion Hotel.

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel The Northern Lights Bar.

The Northern Lights Bar.

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Not much of a view in the winter from the Northern Lights Bar! Can you say white out?

Not much of a view in the winter from the Northern Lights Bar! Can you say white out?

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel The amazing room. I love the gigantic horse.

The amazing room. I love the gigantic horse.

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel View from our room! That is a frozen lake to the right.

View from our room! That is a frozen lake to the right.

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Me, waiting for dinner in the amazing Silfra Restaurant in the hotel.

Me, waiting for dinner in the amazing Silfra Restaurant in the hotel.

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Pan roasted sea scallops with lemon risotto.

Pan roasted sea scallops with lemon risotto.

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Driving up to the Ion Hotel...it's nestled at the very top of Mount Hengill!

Driving up to the Ion Hotel...it's nestled at the very top of Mount Hengill!

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 41/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    No, mostly young couples.

  • Price

    Expensive ($$$)

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Unnamed Road, Iceland

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Unnamed Road, Iceland

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Unnamed Road, Iceland

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel, Iceland

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