If you want to take your Northern Lights watching to the next level, then the Panorama Glass Lodge in Iceland is it. A simple and clever design for a cabin which features an incredible view of the Icelandic landscape and night sky thanks to unique large glass windows that surround the bed.
Built to sleep two people, you can lounge while gazing at the stars above and the night sky around you. By encasing the sleeping area in glass, visitors are guaranteed an unobstructed view of nature night and day.
The home features a small fully equipped kitchen, a dining table, a full-sized bathroom and custom-made king-sized bed (which can comfortably sleep 2 guests). There are window blinds for the walls if more privacy is needed, while the glass roof remains exposed to the sky.
A hot tub located directly next to the lodge will keep you toasty while you stargaze and is a great option for adventurous honeymooners. The owners make sure to keep the hot tub heated to a blazing 38°C (102°F) so you can be sure it will keep you warm, even on the coldest nights.
In addition to the hot tub, there is also a 129-square-foot outdoor terrace on site with a small table and two chairs for al fresco meals.
For the best chance to see the Northern Lights, Panorama Glass Lodge recommends visiting between late August and late April and checking the Aurora Forecast frequently.
Without a doubt, this little cabin is one of the more unique places to stay in Iceland that you won't want to miss.
The local area around the cabin is a top destination for watching northern lights, as well as native seals and birds. It's a quiet little town but it is still close enough to the capital city of Reykjavík. There are numerous waterfalls, hot springs and quaint little coves all along the shoreline. The town serves as a fantastic place to either escape and relax or to use as a home-ground for exploring the rest of Iceland.
The cabin is located around 40 minutes drive away from the world famous Hveragerdi, which is known as the "hot springs capital of the world". Hiking and riding trails stretch from the town throughout Ölfusdalur valley, into the Hengill volcanic area and all the way to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and Þingvellir National Park. Along the way are warm springs where bathing is possible.
You need a rental car to go to the lodge. It's out on the countryside, about 35min drive away from Reykjavik with no regular bus connections. If you are coming from the Keflavik International Airport, it's around 1 hour 15 minutes drive away (86km). Please consider that it can take longer during winter months.
Address: Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik, IcelandView larger map