Your Once in a Lifetime Experience
Panorama Glass Lodge
Under the Stars
Amaying sunsets, sunrises and stargazing and with a bit of luck watching northern lights dancing above you all out of the comfort of the warm bed, no need to go out and freeze.
Scandinavian glass cabin igloo in viking style with that extra bit of luxury. Wonderful sceneries and panorama views out of the super comfortable bed or the private hot tub.
Miðbúð 1, 276 Mosfellsbær
Austurkrókur L6B, 851 Hella
+354 768 8821 (MO-FR / 8-20 GMT)
We have a minimum stay of two nights due to the remote location and cleaning costs and we have to do the booking and payment process all manually. We can arrange one night stays upon request if it fits in the calendar from time to time, but the price will be higher to cover the additional costs/time of cleaning and for the staff costs and effort for the manual booking.
One night will be 499€ at the moment.
Just send us an email in this case and we’ll book your one night stay manually – if possible. You get a paypal money request from us (please provide us with your paypal email address in your first contact mail).
Please understand that we maybe also do not accept your request for a specific date for example in high season if there’s only a two night stay left – we’ll keep this spaces for guests who book a normal two night stay as this is much less effort and costs for us.
We also do not take one night only stays far in advance (like more than two months ahead), mostly we use them to fill the free spaces in the calendar. Thank you for understanding.
No unfortunately we do not have a waiting list. There is only one Lodge at the moment and we get booked out quite quickly. Best is to book 6-7 months in advance.
But we will open up our two new Lodges around November this year and they will be ready to book around October we expect.
We get several emails per day about waiting lists and it would be just too much effort for us as a small family business to handle them all and inform all the people or see who was first with asking about a specific date and so on.
If there should be any short term availability we will announce that on our Facebook page. So if you are spontaneous, please check our FB page and turn notifications on to be sure to not miss out on announcments of free dates and be informed quickly. First come, first serve.
You fill the pool yourself with water (there’s an instruction printed inside the Lodge).
Please note that it takes around 30min to fill the pool with water and around 5 hours to heat the water. So if you would like to enjoy the hot pool on your arrival day on time, please make sure to not check-in too late.
It’s regularely heated on 39/40 degrees celsius.
You can only see the northern lights during winter time when it’s dark outside (from around late August to late April). Also you only see them if it’s cloudless, not raining and not snowing. There is no certain time when they appear the most – they can appear from early evening to early morning. Just don’t forget to look up in the sky frequently when it’s dark outside.
Also check our aurora forecast and cloudcover forecast every 15min to see how big your chances will be. Sometimes they are not very active and you do not see them even on a cloudless night. You also need a bit of luck to see them :).
Generally you can say, if you can see the stars and are patient and staring into the sky for hours, your chances are high that you see some.
December and January are usually the months with the heaviest storms and there are a lot of storms, so we would say these months the chances are a bit smaller that you see the Auroras (but not impossible), but every year is different.
Winters in Iceland are mild but a bit windy. So pack enough warm clothes and a hat, waterproof gear is always recommended.
There can be violent and dangerous storms in the winter months which reach it’s peak at December and January with sometimes closed roads and difficult driving conditions.
If the road is closed to our Lodge we have to cancel the booking as it’s not allowed for anyone to drive (and therefore also not possible for us to go and clean the Lodge) and you also shouldn’t go outside during a violent storm.
If you are at the Lodge during a storm, please don’t use the hot pool as it can be very dangerous and secure the pool cover with the heavy stones that lay besides the pool. Do not leave anything outside the terrace during a storm, wind gusts can reach up to 50m/s and blow everything away. There is also a weather protecting door which should always be closed when inside the Lodge or when you are away exploring the country.
Take weather warnings always serious!
You get a storm information email from us in case you are in the Lodge during a storm.
Please note that it can get a little cold around the bed area during winter time because it is surrounded only by glass. It is not extremely cold but around 17-18 degrees celsius and only in the bed area.
We didn’t open bookings yet for the period after October 2020. We will inform about this on our FB page or in our newsletter as soon as we release the booking dates (most likely around end of January 2020).
But we will have our two new cabins ready around November/December 2019 and they will be even nicer than the current one and we will release bookings around October/November 2019. Information about this also on our newsletter.
We also do not take any pre reservations on bookings after October 2020. First come, first serve. Thank you for understanding and your patience.