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Last updated: 13 December, 2022
Expert travel writer: Oliver Berry

Now here’s something different – a glass-walled, bubble-shaped sleeping pod, giving you a truly 360˚ view of Iceland’s incredible landscapes – and, fingers crossed, the chance to see the Northern Lights while you’re tucked up in bed.

It’s essentially off-grid glamping – the bubble pods include a comfy bed and, well, not a great deal else. Bathroom facilities and showers are provided in a nearby service house. Thankfully, they are fully heated in winter.

Surrounded by nature, they’re designed as a place for you to unplug and unwind.

Surrounding area

There are two ‘clusters’ of bubbles: one along the south coast near Olvisholt, and one near Reykholt, a handy location for the Golden Circle.

Both locations are about an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, and very rural: several of the pods are hidden away in secluded pine forest, a rarity in Iceland.

If you’re not driving yourself, the owners also provide transfers from Reykjavik and even guided tours of the surrounding area.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Best for ages: 6+ | £18 | 1 night

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