- Take in the views, breathe deeply and feel the stress slipping away at these getaways that guarantee a total pause from modern life. By EMMA STRENNER and OLIVIA WAKEFIELD
An hour outside Reykjavik stands the secluded Ion hotel. Built among glaciers, geysers and lava fields, Ion prides itself on sustainability, sourcing local foods for its menu and driftwood for furnishings. Take a tour to the Blue Mountains to chase the Northern Lights, or an exhilarating horseback ride across the Icelandic wilds.
Insider tip: Treat yourself to an all-natural facial using Icelandic herbs grown at the hotel. From ISK29,000 per night; ioniceland.is
The Ion’s simple luxe rooms (top) and lava spa pool (right) contrast
with the rugged
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Words: Olivia Wakefield.