If you’re looking for a quiet getaway where you can commune with nature, but want a destination that offers outdoor adventure, Iceland’s Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel offers it all with a touch of opulence.
Here you’ll be able to trek across an ancient glacier, immerse yourself in nature beneath the Northern Lights, dive in Silfra Frissure, or fly fish in one of many icy rivers.
And following a day of physical adventure in the middle of Iceland’s western volcanic belt, the Ion Adventure Hotel stands ready to welcome with luxurious rooms, the on-site Silfra Restaurant, award-winning Northern Lights bar, and the remarkable Lava Spa.
The Many Faces of Ion Adventure
When it comes to the popularity of the Ion Adventure Hotel it really is about location. The hotel offers the perfect base for easy access to all the essential attractions of “the land of fire and ice.”
Hiking: The Hengill area showcases Iceland´s natural beauty including stunning landscapes that offer geothermal areas with hot springs, craters and rivers and lakes. The area offers several half-day or whole-day hiking trips available to hotel quests.
In Reykjadalur a geothermal river melds with a fresh water river and becomes a lovely natural spring where hikers can relax and bath, too.
Diving in Silfra Frissure: The Silfra Frissure is a popular diving site for adventure seekers. This fissure is the crack that runs between the American and Urasian continent and consists of 3 sections of crystal clear water: Silfra Hall, the Silfra Cathera and the Silfra Lagoon.
For the most daring of divers, it is possible to dive through Silfra and into Þingvellir Lake.
Guests have the opportunity to visit this magnificent ancient glacier. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the crevasse-riddled outlet glacier with it’s remarkable ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.
For an extra measure of excitement, the glacier’s ice wall provides the opportunity to try your hand at ice climbing. Guides will provide all the tools you need.
For those who are a little less adventurous, you can take a guided Super Jeep Safari on top of Langjökull Glacier or take advantage of a number of other glacial tours offered throughout the year.
The Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel is set against a backdrop of majestic mountains and lava fields and is less than an hour’s drive from the hustle and bustle of Reykjavík. Get your adventure on at the Ion for an unforgettable experience.
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