One of the five kinds of bubbles you can stay in.

The idea of ‘bubble’ accommodation has been around for a while. In France you can find similar inflatable domes, and in Finnish Lapland there are the famous glass igloos of Kakslautanen.

But now Iceland has its own bubble accommodation. There are five kinds of buubbles, as they call them, to choose from. They are heated and have comfortable beds inside.

A bubble igloo at night.

They five different kinds of bubbles have Icelandic names such as Una, Asta, Thorunn, Valdis and Maria. They are all slightly different but have one thing in common: uninterrupted views of the sky and landscape around you. That’s why this place is also known as the ‘five million star hotel’, for obvious reasons.

The five million stars.

This unspoiled view makes you feel great, and in Iceland there’s a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights in winter, in the comfort of your bed.

The Northern likes from one of the bubbles.

It’s not as expensive as most accommodation in Iceland, around €170 for the cheapest option.

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