Where the Sky is.
Panorama Glass Lodge
Under the Stars
Amazing sunsets, sunrises and stargazing and with a bit of luck watching northern lights dancing above you all from the comfort of your warm bed, no need to go outside and freeze.
Scandinavian glass cabin igloo in viking style with that little extra bit of luxury. Wonderful scenery and panorama views out of your super comfortable bed or private hot tub.
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 for a one night booking. 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. Just send us an email in this case and we'll book your one night stay manually. 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. We also do not take one night only stays too far in advance (like more than two or three 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.
Our housekeepers will fill the pool before each guests arrival and start the heater. As it takes up to 5hrs to fully heat the pool it will be ready at around 19:00 on your check in day (sometimes even sooner, depending on when they finish filling it). It's regularely heated on 39/40 degrees celsius. Please check the temperature before you enter the pool.
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 windy. So pack enough warm clothes and a hat, waterproof gear is always recommended. There can be violent and dangerous wind and snow storms in the winter months which reach it's peak at December and January with sometimes closed roads and difficult driving conditions. If the roads are closed to our Lodges 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. It is possible that we need to cancel your booking in this case and of course you get the full refund. 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 firmly. Do not leave anything outside the terrace during a storm, wind gusts can reach up to 60m/s and blow everything away. We have a storm information printed out in each cabin. Take weather warnings always serious! You should always check www.vedur.is for weather forecasts and storm alerts. Also before you go on a journey, please check www.safetravel.is or www.road.is.
We don't open bookings more than a year in advance. Also we do not take any pre-reservations. Thank you for understanding. We will always send out a newsletter when we release the next few months of booking dates, so be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to be informed straight away.