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Hotel ION

Hotel ION Short Break The ION is a contemporary, luxury hotel just outside the UNESCO-protected Þingvellir National Park – an ideal location for exploring the natural wonders of the Golden Circle as well as the Hengill volcanic area and river Öxará. Less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavík, the hotel’s Northern Lights Bar with its floor-to-ceiling windows is the perfect place to catch a performance of the winter light show.

The Hotel For more information, visit our website Perched on the edge of Mt Hengill overlooking Þingvellir Lake, this stylish Scandi-chic hotel draws inspiration from the nature by which it is surrounded, with its living wall of Icelandic flora, organic fairtrade bed linen and 10 metre geothermally-heated outdoor relaxation pool. All 46 modern guestrooms feature organic linen and towels, satellite television, private bathroom with environmentally responsible water-saving shower, as well as luxurious cosmetics from Sóley Organic made with handpicked Icelandic herbs. Our price includes an upgrade to a Deluxe room with the additions of floor-to-ceiling windows, fairtrade bathrobes, underfloor heating, minibar, coffee machine and free access to the onsite Lava Spa. The hotel’s Silfra Restaurant offers seasonal, contemporary Nordic cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable, farm-fresh produce

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cooked slowly for added flavour. The chef uses traditional Icelandic ingredients to create modern dishes such as freshly caught Arctic char from Þingvallavatn served with pickles or the unique crème brûlée made with thick and creamy Icelandic Skyr. After dinner, head to the comfy Northern Lights Bar for coffee or perhaps try one of the many microbrewed Icelandic beers on offer while enjoying views over Þingvellir Lake. With numerous hiking trails surrounding the hotel and adventures such as snorkelling in Silfra rift or lava caving in the National Park (see page 13) on the doorstep, the Lava Spa is the perfect place to relax tired muscles at the end of a busy day exploring. Soak in the warm waters of the outdoor hot pool, unwind in the sauna or book a soothing massage or spa treatment to revive body and soul.

Holiday duration 4 days Holiday type

Fly-Drive Unguided

Seasonality

Year-round

Prices from

£940 per person

Includes flights, 4WD car hire and accommodation

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