The Ion City Hotel is the new, long-awaited urban outpost of the ION group located in downtown Reykjavik. It is the sister to the famous ION Adventure hotel and a welcome design-led addition to Iceland's booming hotel scene.

Similar to its sister hotel, the Ion Adventure Hotel, which is set out in the lava fields surrounding Thingvellir National Park, the Ion City Hotel combines modern design with Nordic charm for an accommodation offering that design lovers will simply adore.

Designed by architecture studio MINARC, the property features 18 rooms and suites, with interiors that make subtle references to Icelandic design. A warm palette of whites and greys, timber floors and walls of recycled wood all combine to produce a modern twist on the classic Nordic style.

The standard rooms are relatively modest in what they offer, although all feature cosy window sofas as well as the modern basics you would expect. The two Junior Suites offer a large balcony, and each comes with your own private sauna, as does the larger two-bedroom City Suite, which has a private a French balcony with cityscape views. The top-end Panoramic Suite looks out over the city centre and the bay beyond. It is much larger than the others and comes with its own dining area and lounge, complemented by a private, fully-stocked bar.

Icelandic motifs are scattered through the Ion City Hotel, from abstract landscapes in the courtyard to salvaged driftwood and local art in the interiors, you'll find a new delight awaits you around every corner.

The house restaurant serves creative North African inspired cuisine. You'll find it always buzzing with a hip local crowd, not least because Iceland’s Chef of the Year is in the kitchen.


  • 24-hour front desk 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning Air conditioning
  • Breakfast Breakfast
  • Essentials Essentials
  • Fitness centre Fitness centre
  • Heating Heating
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Swimming pool Swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi (free) Wi-Fi (free)
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Desk space is available in some rooms
The bar and restaurant
Room with a view over the city
Interior of the standard suite
Room with a balcony
Large room with a freestanding bathtub
Hotel bed
The hotel comes with a sauna as well


The hotel sits on Laugarvegur, which means "Wash Road," and is undoubtedly the single coolest street in this little island country. With a bounty of restaurants and bars on the doorstep and most of the city's main attractions within easy walking distance, it provides a fantastic hub from which to start your Icelandic adventure.

How to get there

The nearest airport is Keflavik International Airport and it is your only option for flying in or out of Iceland. It is, however, quite well-served by regular routes from Europe and North America. The airport is 50km from the capital, and the journey takes 50 minutes by taxi. If you are considering exploring more of Iceland then we highly recommend you hire a car during your stay. This will give you the freedom to drive Iceland’s famous Ring Road at your own pace and explore sights off the regular tourist track.

Address: Laugarvegur 28, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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$251 /night