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Wish You Were Here: ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Iceland

Right in the thick of it.

Iceland, home to incredible hot springs, excellent music festivals and hard to pronounce glacier names, is a country that epitomises the Nordic way of life – peaceful, beautiful and cold as ice (sorry). So why not experience this majestic wonderland in true Icelandic style?

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Located less than an hour from Reykjavík, Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel is where to stay if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the true Icelandic way of life. The hotel sits right next to the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park and as their website so succinctly puts it, it’s “where everything meets nothing”.

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You’re right in the thick of it here, too. At any given moment you’re just inches away from a trek across an ancient glacier or a day fly-fishing in the icy rivers right by Iceland’s famed Golden Circle route.

And the Northern Lights? You can enjoy this stunning phenomenon from every angle. Our pick is those floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area – what a stunner.

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All that natural beauty extends to the luxurious interiors of ION too. Rooms are modern, comfortable and sustainable – the beds are hypoallergenic and use fair-trade organic linens. Each bathroom features a powerful environmentally friendly shower and soaps and lotions from Sóley Organics. As a result, the hotel was recently awarded a sustainability award at the Boutique Hotel Awards. Ooh la la.

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Oh, and see that skinny catwalk up there? That’s the hotel’s outdoor heated pool. Just imagine the time you’ll spend out there embracing nature taking hundreds of Instagram photos. (No judgement here!)

Prices for ION Luxury Adventure Hotel start at 32000 ISK ($334AUD) a night, with prices changing depending on the season.

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