Iceland’s ‘Buubble’ Hotel Is Big on Views, Less Big on Privacy
At a new hotel in Iceland, they host five million guests each night — directly above the property.
Situated in a secret forest location about a mile outside of Reykjavik, the Bubble Hotel has five inflatable cabins that are made of heavy transparent plastic which allows guests to take in the Northern Lights when they’re out and the majesty of the five million (give or take) regular stars when they’re not.
Inflated by a noiseless ventilation system that runs constantly and also prevents humidity, the bubble cabins are reinforced with aluminum frames and equipped with heating systems to make them comfortable in both the summer and winter months.
Accommodations in the bubbles — which are closeby but not easily visible from one another — include a bed, nightstand, lamp and charging outlets, but no internet access or television.
Bubble hotel (5 images)
It sounds rustic because it is (bathrooms and a self-service kitchen are located separately), but we can’t think of a better way to sleep under stars that aren’t pale green and stuck to the ceiling.
If you’re ready to get up and close with Mother Nature alone or with a friend, bubbles start around $295 a night and it’s only after you book that the hotel will reveal its exact location.
Also, bring your own food and drink because bubble service is not available at this time.
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