After its luxe Golden Circle hotel was splashed on the pages of every travel magazine in the world, intimate Icelandic hotel brand ION set its sights on the capital, opening this modern design hotel in 2018. Using gray, white, and black tones throughout, the interiors mimic the Icelandic landscape. The standard rooms are smallish, yet designed well enough that every inch is utilized, while suites add extra amenities like balconies and even private saunas. The hotel’s chic restaurant and bar, Súmac, fuses Icelandic ingredients with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern spices.