Founded in 2016, the Buubble hotel combines the luxury of glamping with innovation while being surrounded by the natural awe-inspiring beauty of Iceland, also known as the land of fire and ice. As comfortable, serene and astounding it can be in all seasons, to catch the celestial phenomenon of the dancing Aurora Borealis – we strongly encourage that you make a reservation for the winter. It has even been said you can spot the Katla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes on the horizon from where the bubbles reside.
The Aurora Borealis stands for “dawn of the north” and has been hailed as one of the most spectacular sights to behold. It is a natural light display in the sky, mostly seen in high-latitude regions. It occurs way above the earth and is a result of the atmosphere becoming particularly thin in conjunction with electrically charged particles that make this thin air shine.
Amidst twinkling stars and rustling trees are 18 bubble pods placed throughout a working farm in remote forest locations to ensure guest privacy but also allowing for stunning views. Most of the bubble pods are on wooden platforms however, there are a few hoisted on metal legs with small attached wooden step ladders to enter. There is no need to worry about warmth as their bubbles are heated and in addition, supplied with an ample amount of extra blankets. Their noiseless air ventilation system continuously renews the air 2-7 times the volume per hour and prevents humidity. The bubble itself is made out of PVC tarpaulin and is big enough to fit two people comfortably with it’s double bed feature.
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To add a bit of mystique and intrigue, the location of your bubble is not revealed and the instructions on how to find it is kept secret until a reservation is made. There are shared bathroom facilities on-site which is a short walk from your bubble and they are equipped with showers as well. There is also a communal service house with a kitchen that includes a refrigerator, kettle, coffee machine, a two burner electric stove, a table for four, and outlets to plug any electronics in that require power and/or charging. You are responsible for sourcing your own sustenance and there are dining options nearby or grocery stores if you wish to purchase your own food to store in the shared refrigerator.
Buubble is currently offering both winter and summer tours which include your overnight accommodations in a bubble pod. Both tours are 23 hours (including your overnight stay time) and comes with a driver guide in a 6 pax suburban SUV. There are two different tour types for the winter and summer seasons. The South Coast Tour takes you to the Seljalandtoss waterfall where you can get very close to the rushing waters behind the mist, and the Skogafoss waterfall where you may encounter a wandering sheep from the nearby farm. Another notable stop on this tour is getting to visit a black sand beach – and don’t be surprised if you come face to face with a puffin. The Golden Circle Tour takes you to Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall, a geyser hot spring, and secret lagoon with Iceland’s oldest swimming pool from 1891.
Tours (inclusive of accommodations) start from $484USD per person which is approximately $635CAD. A minimum age of 6 for children with an accompanying adult is required for safety reasons. To obtain booking details and more information about this wildly magical Icelandic experience, please visit www.buubble.com