Panorama Glass Lodge
We are a young family in Selfoss, south Iceland (originally from Switzerland and Germany) who had the idea in 2015 to create an absolutely unique and romantic getaway together in Iceland where it is possible to watch the northern lights and the midnight sun right out of the comfort of your bed or private hot tub.
That’s why we designed the Panorama Glass Lodges. Our houses were the first in Iceland (2017) where it is possible to sleep under a glass ceiling. Panorama Glass Lodge is still the most famous and most popular Glass Accommodation you can book in Iceland, with absolutely the best views!
The most important point was for our guests to have an amazing, comfortable and unforgettable experience with enough privacy in the spectacular icelandic scenery. Therefore we decided to build just a few houses on a huge piece of land instead of many houses on a tiny piece of land to avoid the feeling of staying in a resort.
Even though the cabins are out in the nature, our guests can still enjoy luxury, high quality standards and extraordinary design.
The shape of the Lodges is inspired by scandinavian houses and the combination of wooden elements with steel and glass makes the Lodges unique. The interior is completely custom made and sustainable whereby high value was placed on the details. We respect nature and use only materials that do no harm to our beautiful surroundings. The water is the purest in the world, coming directly from a nearby spring. We use sustainable electricity to heat up our pools.
We also use refillable cosmetics from the local brand Sóley Organics which are completely organic.
At the beginning the Lodges were meant for honeymooners and as a romantic getaway but when it got featured in several print and online media (i.e. Maxim, The Telegraph, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Dwell, Süddeutsche Zeitung and many more – see “press/media”) a lot of people wanted to visit to see the scenery and get nice pictures from the “bed with a view”.
Our tiny business became very popular in a short time and guests now enjoy the close location to the south coast attractions and Landmannalaugar. There is now a total of 4 Lodges in Hella (south Iceland) but each with a lot of privacy and not too close to the other houses.
We opened our new west Iceland location in July 2023 with two standard Lodges and one premium/family Lodge which all feature ocean and mountain views. More locations and Lodges are planned very soon.
Our first partner at Æera Nord in Norway is adding 3 Panorama Glass Lodges to their wonderful property at the Fjord near Tromso from 2024.
The property is not staffed and there is no reception on site.
Our team is full of young and enthusiastic people, everyone originally from a different country, speaking several languages. We are looking forward to hosting you!
Panorama Glass Lodge® is a registered trademark.
Meet the Team
Founder & CEO / Marketing Manager
With a passion for Icelandic nature and a keen eye for design, Sabrina discovered the Panorama Glass Lodges in a dream, and now works tirelessly to make it a reality and a paradise for all of her guests.
Outside of the Panorama Glass Lodge, Sabrina also runs a successful makeup and hair artist business specialising in weddings, and is a renowned local professional. In addition, she also co-owns and runs the Hair & Makeup agency Iceland.
Sabrina loves all kind of art and uses every minute of her free time to create art – structured paintings of Icelands landscapes are her favourite.
Founder & COO / Technical Maintenance
Covering everything from operations to handyman, constructions, maintenance, franchising and finance, Andreas leaves no stone unturned to provide guests with incredible experience and great service and helping out if there is any need for help. He makes sure everything runs smoothly and is holding monthly meetings with every employee.
Stania ensures that all of the lodges are cozy and comfortable, and has a great eye for detail and aesthetics . She likes to share her massage skills and bringing some warmth through Thai massage in her own studio in south Iceland. She learnt the traditional Thai massage in Thailand and has travelled all across asian countries.
Stania is a big plant and animal lover and loves to spend time out in her garden and taking trips through nature with her dog. Stania also makes the best organic Tempeh in Iceland and we all love to order Tempeh from her!
Facility & environmental manager
Originally from South Africa, Hugh’s passion for the outdoors led him to our incredible shores, where you can always find him out and about exploring new adventural terrains or another geothermal pool.
Not only is Hugh an incredibly attentive facilities manager, but he is also a qualified high school teacher and speaks a whopping 5 languages. He also has a technical background in Environmental & Geographic Sciences.
Hugh keeps our west location site smoothly running and takes care of the property. He is always happy to also help guests with any requests.
Iceland’s natural and diverse beauty tempted Carolina to settle here and move over from far away Brazil. She loves to go on long walks and let herself surprise by the enchanting nature of Iceland, while listening to good music.
Carolina is also a qualified kindergarten teacher and likes to read poetry and is always up for a warm cup of tea :).
She ensures that all lodges are ready and comfortable for our guests. Being outdoors all day and enjoy the lovely view while walking between the Lodges or preparing them inside, makes her day perfect.
Customer service & Housekeeping
Katrín is an Icelandic sheep farmer who likes to listens to stories. She loves a good crime thriller but doesn’t have the time to sit down and read a book – so she listens to them.
Katrín is really funny, but also shy, so not a lot of people get to see that side of her. The little things in life are the ones that matter the most to Katrín. She has the world’s worst sheep dog – he tries to herd the sheeps for her but he is happiest inside, preferably in her lap. Her house is full of kids and animals, so there is never a dull moment.
Katrín is taking care of customer service & bookings and is also doing housekeeping in the Lodges.
Environmental Policy Statement
As an environmentally sustainable business, we are committed to reducing the impact of our company’s operations on the environment. With effective policies in place we provide a safe, healthful workplace, protecting the environment, conserving energy and natural resources. Our goal is to promote sustainability and achieve environmental awareness at all levels of our company.
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Austurkrókur 1, 851 Hella
Hafnarland Lísuborgir, 301 Akranes
+354 42 11 2 77 (MO-FR / 9-17 GMT)
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