One of the coolest things to do in Iceland is watching the northern lights. And for sure it’s the country of the aurora borealis, as everyone knows. As the observation of this specific phenomenon is forcibly nightly, the fact is that the polar region is a cold place. You should need a warm place to rest. So why not combine the two? ION is an extraordinary hotel for watching aurora borealis.
Located less than one hour drive from the country’s capital Reykjavik, it’s a perfect place to match northern lights and accommodation in a luxury way. Because yes, it’s not a cheap hotel. But you’ll have a wonderful experience!
The hotel is really well designed, beautiful and totally modern. Of course there is a restaurant, named Silfra, and a northern lights bar, because the location is in the middle of nowhere. The restaurant offers a seasonal contemporary menu of local ingredients accompanied by an array of beers, liqueurs and spirits from Iceland’s many microbreweries. You should eat there. The price to pay to minimize the effects of the artificial city lights that could affect the experience of watching northern lights.
There is a hot swimming pool, for those who can’t avoid swimming. Definitely a place to visit while making the tour of the island.
ION Adventure Hotel
Nesjavellir við Thingvallavatn
The pictures come from the ION Hotel website.