While Ion City Hotel might not be quite as adventurous and outdoorsy as its sister property Ion Adventure Hotel, it remains firmly grounded in the Icelandic way of life. Founded by hotelier Sigurlaug Sverrisdóttir and designed by Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of award-winning local studio Minarc, this centrally located hotel is a sleek and modern base from which to explore Reykjavík – and has a couple of tricks up its sleeve to make us want to come back for more.
Miðborg, known as Reykjavík 101 after the postal code of this area, is the heart and soul of the city. It is full of music, art and great food. As one of Reykjavík’s most popular neighbourhoods, its residents are given a special name. Nicknamed Miðbæjarrotta, Icelandic for ‘downtown rat’, the artists, creatives and bohemians who live in the area wear the epithet with pride. Some of the highlights of this area include the striking Hallgrimskirkja Church, the National Museum of Iceland, Nauthólsvík Beach, the Volcano House and Harpa Concert Hall.
When you sign up, you will also receive a bi-weekly email with additional content. You may opt out at any time.