Ion Iceland http://ioniceland.is Luxury Adventure Hotel Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:17:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Article in A+A Magazinehttp://ioniceland.is/article-aa-magazine/ http://ioniceland.is/article-aa-magazine/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:16:00 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=1223 The post Article in A+A Magazine appeared first on Ion Iceland.

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Iceland Airwaves off-venue concertshttp://ioniceland.is/iceland-airwaves-venue-concerts/ http://ioniceland.is/iceland-airwaves-venue-concerts/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:42:43 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=1152 ION will participate in Iceland Airwaves by hosting off-venue concerts between 7th and 9th of November. We have some amazing band playing so we expect a full house of guests. Everybody is welcome and we will arrange transport between Harpa and ION so nobody should be left at home.

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ION will participate in Iceland Airwaves by hosting off-venue concerts between 7th and 9th of November. We have some amazing band playing so we expect a full house of guests. Everybody is welcome and we will arrange transport between Harpa and ION so nobody should be left at home.

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Gift Certificate Offerhttp://ioniceland.is/gift-certificate-offer/ http://ioniceland.is/gift-certificate-offer/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:53:31 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=1073 The winners of the Facebook like game are Sigríður Anna Sigurðardóttir and António José Ribeiro. We are so ecstatic about your response to this game that we have decided to give all our Facebook friends 15% discount of our gift certificate listed here below.   ION Romance Double Deluxe Room, including breakfast ION 4 course Luxury Dinner ION Homemade Chocolate & […]

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The winners of the Facebook like game are Sigríður Anna Sigurðardóttir and António José Ribeiro.
We are so ecstatic about your response to this game that we have decided to give all our Facebook friends 15% discount of our gift certificate listed here below.

 

ION Romance
Double Deluxe Room, including breakfast
ION 4 course Luxury Dinner
ION Homemade Chocolate & Sparkling wine
Extending check out hour – at 14:00

Full price: 86.600 ISK
Offer: 73.600 ISK

 

ION Classic
Double Deluxe Room, including breakfast
ION 3 course Dinner
ION Welcome drink

Full price: 68.800 ISK
Offer: 58.450 ISK

For further information please contact sales@ioniceland.is

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ION Airwaveshttp://ioniceland.is/ion-airwaves/ http://ioniceland.is/ion-airwaves/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:54:36 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=1063 Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel in cooperation with Iceland Airwaves will host several so called “off-venue” events on the 5th – 9th of November. Off-venue concerts are available to everyone whether they have bought a ticket for the festival, are living in Iceland or are staying at the hotel. Artists will be announced as soon as the line-up is ready. We […]

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Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel in cooperation with Iceland Airwaves will host several so called “off-venue” events on the 5th – 9th of November.

Off-venue concerts are available to everyone whether they have bought a ticket for the festival, are living in Iceland or are staying at the hotel.
Artists will be announced as soon as the line-up is ready.

We are looking forward to host this event and hope to see some of you there

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Global Travel Experience Awardhttp://ioniceland.is/rewards/ http://ioniceland.is/rewards/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:19:47 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=1032 This summer has started with a bang! The hotel was crowned the sexiest design at a conference called LE Miami We got the Global Travel Experience Award in Shanghai Ion has also been featured in many magazines all over the globe like Elle China, Bonytt Norway and California Home + Design.

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This summer has started with a bang! The hotel was crowned the sexiest design at a conference called LE Miami We got the Global Travel Experience Award in Shanghai Ion has also been featured in many magazines all over the globe like Elle China, Bonytt Norway and California Home + Design.

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Hiking tourshttp://ioniceland.is/hiking-tours/ http://ioniceland.is/hiking-tours/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:15:57 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=1023 This summer guests will have an opportunity to take a guided hiking tour in the astonishing surroundings of the hotel. Our talented guide Vallý will take guest on a journey and showing them the magnificent wonders of the Hengill area. This hiking tour is suitable for everyone and takes about 4 hours. Please contact the lobby for more information.

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This summer guests will have an opportunity to take a guided hiking tour in the astonishing surroundings of the hotel. Our talented guide Vallý will take guest on a journey and showing them the magnificent wonders of the Hengill area. This hiking tour is suitable for everyone and takes about 4 hours. Please contact the lobby for more information.

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Azure Magazinehttp://ioniceland.is/azure-magazine/ http://ioniceland.is/azure-magazine/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:54:03 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=995 Located on the slopes of volcanic Mount Hengill near Thingvellir National Park, this hotel by Santa Monica firm Minarc responds to a growing appetite for stunning accommodations in rugged places. Packing list for Iceland: a swimsuit, a parka, Led Zeppelin’s third album. The swimsuit is for the 170 public thermal pools dotted throughout the island – 17 in Reykjavik alone. The parka is […]

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Located on the slopes of volcanic Mount Hengill near Thingvellir National Park, this hotel by Santa Monica firm Minarc responds to a growing appetite for stunning accommodations in rugged places.

Packing list for Iceland: a swimsuit, a parka, Led Zeppelin’s third album. The swimsuit is for the 170 public thermal pools dotted throughout the island – 17 in Reykjavik alone. The parka is obvious; average daytime highs range from 13°C in summer to 2°C in winter. And the disc is to listen to on the 40-minute four-by-four ride from the capital to the Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel. Track one, “Immigrant Song,” wails, “We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.” Jimmy Page and Robert Plant wrote these lyrics while touring the tiny country in 1970.

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When the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in 2010, causing worldwide air traffic snafus, Iceland and its population of 320,000 found themselves unexpectedly thrust into the world media spotlight. Out of this natural disaster, a new era of adventure tourism was born, transforming Iceland from a flyover nation to a globetrotter destination. The increased tourism has spawned new hotels, and while a five-star has yet to open anywhere on the island a handful of boutique design hotels have popped up, among them Ion. Launched in February 2013 near Thingvellir National Park, on the slopes of volcanic Mount Hengill, it offers dramatic views of Lake Thingvallavatn and the mountains.

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Owner Sigurlaug Sverridóttir recruited childhood friend Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, of the Santa Monica, California, design studio Minarc, to conceptualize the hotel. They converted an existing 22‑room inn for workers from the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant into a 46-room design property. Set on a lava field, the hotel melds, inside and out, with the surrounding landscape.

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To maximize energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint, a prefabricated panellized building system was used for the contemporary extension as well as the original structure. The black corrugated sheet metal and the sober concrete exterior, meant to suggest lava rock, successfully integrate the hotel into the volcanic terrain. However, building on a lava field had its challenges. “While digging the foundation, we found big caves,” says Ingjaldsdóttir. “Icelanders are very superstitious people, and we certainly didn’t want to disturb the elves who live in the lava. For the same reason, we went so far as changing the plan to go around a large rock rather than through it.”

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Lava, local flora and fauna, Icelandic culture and sustainability are the dominant threads woven into the concept. Natural hot springs provide energy-efficient geothermal heating and hot water. The guest rooms are outfitted with fair trade organic linens and amenities; and close-ups of Icelandic horses, by photographers Gígja Einarsdóttir and Skarphedinn Thrainsson, adorn the bare concrete and polished steel walls.

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The newest wings deliver two of Iceland’s major draws: the northern lights and hot springs. From September through March, guests can watch the aurora borealis and sip Icelandic craft beer from their cozy seats in the Northern Lights Bar. Surrounded by full-height windows, this may be the top vantage point in the country from which to view these elusive midnight rainbows. Below the bar on the ground level, steam rises above a hot pool framed by 24 angled concrete pillars that support the extension. Fed by overflow from the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant and thus chemical-free, it offers another spot from which to take in the natural light spectacle or simply warm up after a day of hiking across the glaciers.

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Brunchhttp://ioniceland.is/brunch/ http://ioniceland.is/brunch/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:29:24 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=939 Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel proudly presents the Silfra Brunch. It is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11 – 14 this summer. The brunch includes classic dishes like pancakes, soup, roasted potatoes, bacon with a twist of fresh and exotic plates like Applesalad Mojito, Watermelon salad and Skyrsmoothie. These are only a sample of what we have to offer in […]

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Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel proudly presents the Silfra Brunch. It is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11 – 14 this summer. The brunch includes classic dishes like pancakes, soup, roasted potatoes, bacon with a twist of fresh and exotic plates like Applesalad Mojito, Watermelon salad and Skyrsmoothie. These are only a sample of what we have to offer in our delicious summer brunch.

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Poles aparthttp://ioniceland.is/poles-apart/ http://ioniceland.is/poles-apart/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:23:57 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=185 Astonishingly deep geologic faults divide parched lava fields fringed by great big craggy rocks which are cloaked in moss fed by glacial streams. It doesn’t much sound like the setting for a modern hotel, does it? But next month, Ion Hotel opens at the foot of Mount Hengill, on the edge of Thingvellir National Park, in south-west Iceland. The design of the […]

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Astonishingly deep geologic faults divide parched lava fields fringed by great big craggy rocks which are cloaked in moss fed by glacial streams. It doesn’t much sound like the setting for a modern hotel, does it?

But next month, Ion Hotel opens at the foot of Mount Hengill, on the edge of Thingvellir National Park, in south-west Iceland.

The design of the hotel, supported by driftwood-like beams, is inspired by explorer Ingólfur Arnarson, who reportedly founded Reykjavík in 874AD at the precise spot where the wooden poles that he had flung overboard upon sight of shore landed.

Illustrations of Icelandic wildlife soften the severe interiors which, as well as reflecting Iceland’s unforgiving landscape, make use of it, too, with driftwood furnishings and lava lampshades.

Icelandic langoustine, locally caught arctic char and skyr (homemade yoghurt) are all served up at the restaurant. And beyond the main structure, a cantilevered bar balances seemingly precariously above the mountain slope, and has floor-to-ceiling glass windows on three sides, making it a fantastic vantage point for watching the northern lights dance above Lake Thingvellir.

Adventurers can try all sorts of iced-based activities, such as hiking, diving between two of the earth’s tectonic plates, and fishing, or hole up in the warmth of the hotel, where the Lava Spa offers facials and massages – no health-benefitting sub-zero pools of water to plunge into here.

Ion Hotel, Nesjavellir, Selfoss, Iceland (www.ioniceland.is). Discover the World (01737 214291;www.discover-the-world.co.uk) offers a three-night trip from £781 per person, staying full-board at Ion Hotel, including flights from London.

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ES Magazinehttp://ioniceland.is/es-magazine/ http://ioniceland.is/es-magazine/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:38:07 +0000 http://ioniceland.is/?p=178 “At the foot of Mount Hengill, in a landscape of mossy lava fields, crystalline waterfalls and hot springs, stands a forbidding glass and concrete structure that seems to float above its otherworldly surroundings. This is Iceland’s Ion Hotel, in the Thingvellir National Park, and at its heart is the Lava Spa where you can soak in a 10Meter (38ft) outdoor […]

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“At the foot of Mount Hengill, in a landscape of mossy lava fields, crystalline waterfalls and hot springs, stands a forbidding glass and concrete structure that seems to float above its otherworldly surroundings. This is Iceland’s Ion Hotel, in the Thingvellir National Park, and at its heart is the Lava Spa where you can soak in a 10Meter (38ft) outdoor geothermal hot tub as the Northern Lights dance above your head. After a day exploring this land of volcanoes and geysers, enjoy a massage with Icelandic herbs and ash from that pesky Eyjafjallajökull volcano, or take a moment in the relation room to reflect on the grandeur of creation.”

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