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Fall asleep under the Northern Lights dancing softly across the starry winter sky

By Sara McMahon

  • Different Róbert Sveinn Róbertsson offers accommodation in a large plastic dome located in southwest Iceland. The dome accommodates two people and features comfortable mattresses and warm, woollen blankets. Photo/Róbert Sveinn

Winter is Northern Light season in Iceland. Many visit the country to enjoy the spectacle, which continues to stir up feelings of awe and admiration, and now one can do so in a new manner; enjoy the entrancing green curtain dancing softly across the starry winter skies all the while staying snug and warm inside a heated plastic bubble.

Entrepreneur Róbert Sveinn Róbertsson offers accommodation in a large plastic dome located in Biskupstungur district, southwest Iceland. The dome accommodates two persons and features comfortable mattresses and warm, woollen blankets to keep guests snug as a bug through the night. Privacy is ensured by the surrounding trees and a toilet is located nearby.

Róbert Sveinn, buubble, bubble, kúla, gisting

A view fit for a king. Photo/Pohtecktoes

 

The bubble has become a popular destination among foreign guests who describe the experience as “one-of-a-kind”.

While Róbert Sveinn operates only one bubble today, he intends to expand his business in the near future. “The expansion will be done in cooperation with the farmers because the bubbles need to be sheltered by trees,” he explains.

A night in a bubble will set you back 24,900 ISK (175 Euros/191 USD) but, if you ask us, you can’t really put a price on the experience of falling asleep under a starry sky and dancing Northern Lights. Booking and further information available here

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