If sleeping under the stars on a warm summer’s night is your cup of tea, then Iceland’s newest bubble hotel, the 5 million star hotel will be right up your alley. Just over an hour drive from Reykjavik, the bubble hotel awaits offering its guests a 360-degree view of the jaw dropping aurora Borealis in winter, and midnight-sun scenery filled with butterflies and birds in the summer, all from the comfort of your own bed.
There are five bubbles; three igloo like structures named Una, Asta and Thorunn, and two sphere structures named Valdis and Maria. The igloo like structures are entirely clear, while the spheres are clear from half-way up. Each bubble structure contains an adjustable thermostat allowing its guest to stay cool in summer, and warm in winter. The bubble is constantly kept inflated by a ventilation system that simultaneously prevents any humidity from building up and refreshes the air inside.
At this point, you’re probably wondering about privacy given the clear plastic walls, right? The bubble is situated on a remote farm near the town of Reykholt with its exact location only being shared with hotel guests. Each bubble is placed far enough apart that they are not in sight of one another. A nearby shared house contains two bathrooms, and a kitchen for guests to make use of.
The aurora-borealis can be seen on average eight months of the year, and although there is no guarantee that you will in fact see them - if you do, it will be an experience you will never forget.