Iceland’s The 5 Million Star Hotel puts you in a bubble in the middle of nature with nothing between you and the stars and hopefully, the northern lights.
Surrounded by the forest on all sides and located on a farm near the small town of Reykholt, winter visitors who are lucky enough to catch the Northern Lights can watch the entrancing show from the comfort of their beds, while summer guests are immersed in wildlife and the midnight sun.
A quiet ventilation system keeps the bubbles inflated, circulating air and keeping the interiors from becoming too humid, while a heating system keeps them cozy throughout the winter.
Bubble has five of the clear inflatables for guests to stay in. Three look like inflatable igloos and the other two are spheres set up on legs. The igloos are entirely clear, where the two spheres are clear from halfway up. The exact location of Bubble is kept secret until you receive your booking confirmation. GPS coordinates, which is the best way to find most things in Iceland, are provided with the confirmation and they are dead on delivering you right to the little parking area for guests on the farm. Each bubble is set far enough apart that we couldn’t even see the others unless we went looking for them, giving guests optimal privacy since you are sleeping in a see-through “room” for the night.
What the bubble hotel doesn’t have is wi-fi, but you don’t sleep in a forest to be connected.
To fulfil these dreams the Bubble concept was born. Forget the city, forget work and enjoy watching the aurora borealis dance for you.