Traveling gives us all a great opportunity for a wonderful relaxing time. Most long-time travelers though would advise us to spend less on accommodation and spend more on adventures, but Iceland could actually offer both in a single fee with their incredibly unique bubble hotel.
A hotel in Iceland features a set of bubble-like units that are situated in a secret place in the country. They allow their visitors to witness the Northern Lights while they lie down on their bed. Indeed a magnificent adventure while feeling relaxed at once.
The Bubble hotel in Iceland offers a unique and close encounter with the Northern Lights.
The Buubble website calls the establishment “The Five Million Star Hotel.” It invites interested travelers to “let your childhood dream of sleeping in nature become reality.”
The Five Million Star Hotel has five types of bubbles for accommodation. These include the Una, Asta, Thorunn, Valdis, and Maria units where each sleeps two adults.
The hotel keeps the exact location of the bubbles top-secret. The isolation helps achieve complete privacy to make the guests really enjoy the nature and the night sky. Furthermore, the bubbles are located in a forest and units are kept warm with air blowers. The website states:
“We take the privacy of our guests seriously, given the nature of our speciality lodge. Therefore we do not provide exact address of our bubbles until after you have booked.
We can, however, tell you it is a 70-minute drive / 93 km from Reykjavik in Iceland. It is close by Reykholt in Blaskogabyggd.”
Prices for the accommodation vary from ISK 28.900 to 29.900 (approximately 217€ to 225€) for one night of stay in a bubble. The units are furnished with a double bed and there is an access to a ‘shared service house’ where two toilets, showers, and a self-service kitchen are.
Here are some more photos of the magnificent Buubble hotel in Iceland.
The bubble hotel is unlike any other normal accommodations though. No food is included in the price you’ll pay and you will need a bigger bag to pack your own amenities like towels, tissue, shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner.
If you want another way to experience the Northern Lights while lying on a comfortable bed, In Lapland, you will find the Levin Iglut Golden Crown where guests can stay in one of their 24 individual glass igloos. The hotel offers you the chance to see the Aurora Borealis surrounded by glistening white snow in winter.
The Levin Iglut Golden Crown is another hotel that offers a one-of-a-kind accommodation to tourists in Iceland.
The family-owned business has two types of accommodation. The Premium Igloos are situated in a prime location with an obstructed view of the valley but will cost you around $472 per night. On the other hand, the Superior Igloo rates start at $390 per night.
The igloos have electric heated ‘non-fogging glass’ and air conditioning for every guest’s comfort. There are private small kitchen, shower, and a toilet too in every unit. The motorists beds in every room can be adjusted so you can be in the best position for watching the Northern Lights. Other amenities include free use of Wi-Fi, so you can immediately take your photos and videos of the place to social media immediately and make everybody on your friends list jealous of you!
The Levin Iglut Golden Crown website says:
“It was born from one man’s dream and began with four luxury-level glass igloos.
Now it boasts a total of 24 glass igloos that are supplemented by the services of a high-quality restaurant and the Northern Lights House, which can also host events.
Everything we do is still based on warm, personalized service.”
The hotel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 on the biggest travel site, TripAdvisor. With the good reviews from past guests, you will definitely be convinced to book a room.
Here are more photos of the mesmerizing Levin Iglut.
10 Small Towns Scarier Than Hawkins In Stranger Things
Apparently, the United States is peppered with strange towns.
You probably finished watching the second season of “Stranger Things” – a Netflix masterpiece. It features a regular town in Indiana where extraordinary things happened.
While Hawkins is a fictional town created by the Duffer Brothers, they are probably inspired by some place in the United States. Below are the 10 real small towns that could be more sinister than Hawkins in the TV show.
1. Centralia, Pennsylvania
20 Amazing Things About Japan That Other Countries Should Mimic
These 20 things are just some of the admirable things only seen and done in Japan.
Japan is one of the many countries that most travelers want to see. The beauty of Sakura, the countless heart-pounding roller coasters, the most creative cosplayers, the origin of all anime, the technology, the food, the culture, and the preserved hundreds of years old structures are just a few of the numerous reasons to see the land of the rising sun.
Getting to the country though is not at all that easy. Japan is a quite expensive country to visit. The visa fee, the plane tickets, hotel accommodations, transfers, food and tours can cost a hefty amount of money. Whether you already collected a travel budget or is still starting to save up your pocket money, here’s a look at just 20 things you will surely appreciate about the land of the great Samurais.
Among the major cities in the world, Tokyo is pronounced as the safest.
Nan Madol: The Lost Ancient City Built On Coral Reefs In The Middle Of The Pacific
The only ancient city ever built atop of a coral reef. It consists of 93 man made islands.
Nan Madol is among the ancient cities in the world, but it is so remote that archaeologists have yet found a way to reach it. But thanks to technological advancement, scholars managed to acquire unprecedented access to the site. It is worth noting that this archaic city once became the haven of the Saudeleur Dynasty, which existed between 1100 CE and 1600 CE.
In the latest episode of Science Channel’s “What On Earth?” satellite images of the archeological site were featured. It appeared that Nan Madol is off the coast of the island of Pohnpei, which is the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is basically 4,000 kilometers from Los Angeles and 2,575 kilometers from Australia.