There is a bubble hotel in Iceland that lets you see the northern lights with the beauty of nature.
If you have any intention of seeing the northern lights in Iceland, there’s no question that you’re going to want to stay with Bubble Hotel. It’s an experience like no other that puts you in the middle of the forest just outside of the main attractions of the Golden Circle. It’s just you and your companion in this unusual, clear, plastic bedroom, and the starry sky out there. Pure serenity.
The concept of Bubble is simple. Take a bouncy castle, make the walls transparent plastic supported by a metal structure, add a mattress, a heater, and put it in a forest, away from the bright lights. This is the Bubble Hotel in Iceland.
The only time you can see northern lights is in the winter and standing in the middle of the night. That means standing outside to watch the light show gets a little cold. It also means you have to stay up all night to watch them or drive a few hours to get far away enough. So if you could just set up your alarm clock to go off at midnight and you could just open your eyes and look up to see the light show above.
While still relatively new (started January 2016), there are already 5 bubbles set in different spots in the small forest of a farm. The first type of bubble is literally that inflatable plastic bedroom where warm air is pumped in at a steady rate and is set on top of a wooden platform. The second type, which we got a chance to stay in, is a smaller rigid spherical structure raised by metal legs.
Inside the bubble, things are kept quite spartan with the larger bubbles with enough space for a full double bed, night lamp, and space for a suitcase. In the UFO, the whole “floor” is a mattress with enough room for two backpacks and essentials scattered off to the side.