Lonely Planet Writer

Stay in a bubble that has an uncensored look at the stars in Iceland’s Five Million Star Hotel

Iceland’s latest incredible accommodation is proving a big hit with many travellers who want to fulfil their dream of sleeping under the stars.

If you're lucky, this could be the perfect spot to see the Northern Lights. Image by Buubble
If you’re lucky, this could be the perfect spot to see the Northern Lights. Image by Buubble

The bubble allows you to sleep underneath Iceland’s millions of stars offering you an “uncensored” look at the incredible night sky and, if you’re in luck, one of the nature’s greatest spectacles, the Aurora Borealis. They’re not just designed for stargazing in the winter though. During the long, bright days of the Icelandic summer, you’ll be surrounded by birds, butterflies and a chance to sleep under the midnight sun (though you might want to bring an eye mask).

So how does the bubble work? A noiseless ventilation system continuously inflates the structure and renews the air, preventing any sticky humidity. Each bubble comes with its own heating system and thermostat, meaning it remains toasty and warm for the icy winter.

The bubble has everything you need for a cosy night's sleep. Image by Buubble
The bubble has everything you need for a cosy night’s sleep. Image by Buubble

While you’ll sleep in the bubble, you’ll also have access to a shared kitchen, toilet and shower. To protect the privacy of the guests, you won’t be given the location until right before your stay, but they are within 70 minutes-drive of Reykjavik. Guests will have to bring their own amenities like toiletries.

The response so far has been incredible and the team are building more bubbles in an attempt to keep up with demand. They’ve also created an overnight Golden Circle tour where you’ll be picked up from Reykjavik and take in a guided tour of the top sights, including a floating session in a lagoon before retiring to your bubble for the night.

You can book a stay online and prices start at €237 per bubble.