Do you want to feel like a kid again and sleep outdoors? What if we told you that you can take a look at the dancing northern lights or stargaze till your eyes blur, under Iceland's chilly weather? Now imagine doing all that from the comfort of a luxurious bed? We're serious! The 5 Million Star Hotel in Iceland allows you to enjoy everything this mythical region of the world has to offer while in the safe warm environment of a bubble hotel. Most people tend to ask for a hotel room with a fabulous view. You'll get all that and more.
It's located by the river Hvita in Skalholt, Iceland, but you'd swear you're inside a large Christmas ornament surrounded by snow-covered pine trees in a winter wonderland.
Now you can observe the beautiful outdoor environment in Iceland from a clear sphere that really takes sightseeing to a whole new level. But best of all, the interior is climate controlled so you won't freeze your buns off.
Unlike other hotel accommodations, you'll have to bring your own towels and soap. You won't get any room service either, so don't forget to bring your own food, unless you intend to go hunting.
The bubble remains inflated by a ventilation system that makes no noise, and it recycles the air inside five times an hour, so you won't have to worry about humidity. Plus, the thermostat will ensure that you stay cozy warm.
While you might prefer to stay in one of these during the winter, cause guests usually love watching the Northern Lights, you have other options. In the summer, you can bask in the beautiful greenery and do some bird watching from the comfort of your own bubble.
He came up with these clear bubbles in order to give his clients the chance to enjoy the beautiful natural phenomenon that is so common in Iceland, like the Northern Lights, without suffering from the excruciating cold.
You can pick the Una, Asta, Thorunn, Valdis, and Maria, which offer different amenities for guests. But in general, each pod has a double bed, and provides enough space for two people at a time.
The hotel keeps the location of the pods a guarded secret, which is only revealed after they've gotten a down payment from their customers. Best of all, your stay will only set you back $178 (£135), and it's so worth it for this once in a lifetime experience.