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Ion Adventure Hotel

S Ion Adventure Hotel Selfoss Iceland
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  • Food & Drink

    New Nordic cuisine, bar

  • Spa & Recreation

    Spa, pool, outdoor adventure

  • Conference & Meetings

    1 meeting room

  • Architecture

    Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc

  • Interior design

    Erla Dogg Ingjaldsdottir, Minarc

  • The Originals

    Sigurlaug Sverrisdóttir

  • Themes

    Sustainability, Nature

  • Food & Drink

    New Nordic cuisine, bar

  • Spa & Recreation

    Spa, pool, outdoor adventure

  • Conference & Meetings

    1 meeting room

Based in a location where fire meets ice, Ion offers eco-conscious luxury and an unrivalled opportunity to explore the best of Iceland.

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Architecture Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Architecture

Architecture Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc

Ion’s austere past as a workers’ inn for a geothermal power plant served as canvas for its chic future.

The abandoned building was acquired in 2011 and—with the assistance of Santa Monica-based design studio Minarc—renovated, with a wing also added. The new elements of the structure were built using a panelized building system that exceeds environmentally safe building standards. The hotel’s position atop a series of pillars causes it to dramatically jut out of the slopes of Mount Hengill.

Interior design Erla Dogg Ingjaldsdottir, Minarc

Innovative materials, sustainable practices, and natural features: these are the hallmarks of design at Ion.

Bolstering the hotel’s mood as a secluded retreat are driftwood and other natural materials from the surrounding area. Fairtrade organic linens and wooden flooring are found in all accommodations, where the sustainable ethos of the hotel is also realized via water-saving shower systems and beds and chairs made from recycled materials.

ION Adventure Hotel Interior Design in Selfoss

The Originals Sigurlaug Sverrisdóttir

“We’ve learned how to live with and respect nature.”

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Food & Drink Strange lights in the sky

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Food & Drink Strange lights in the sky

The Northern Lights bar, a glass cage protruding from the end of the building, is designed for aurora borealis viewing.

Spa One with the elements

The artfully exposed Lava Spa ensures that visitors have the ultimate Icelandic experience before even stepping foot outside.

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Eco Ecologically chic

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Eco Ecologically chic

The Ion won the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Award for Europe’s best sustainable boutique hotel.

The hotel earned its eco-friendly badge thanks to its low carbon footprint, water-saving showers, organic fairtrade bedding, and furniture constructed of sustainable materials. A line of bath products made with Icelandic herbs adds a note of refined localism.

Mountain Fire and ice

Near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, Ion sits on the multicolored slopes of Mt. Hengill...

an active volcano, over a mossy green lava field, with a dramatic view of Lake Thingvallavatn and the mountains surrounding the lake.

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The Design Diaries — Studio Minarc

Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson’s award-winning studio derives inspiration from the unassuming, almost austere beauty and otherworldly natural features of their native Iceland—the land of fire and ice.

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