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. We have just added two additional Lodges so there is now a total of 4 Lodges in Hella but each with a lot of privacy and not too close to the other houses.
We are already in the planning of the next expansion, with a “panorama family lodge” included. Hopefully for the end of 2022.
The property is not staffed and there is no reception on site.
We are pet-friendly and family friendly, kids up to 12 years of age stay with no extra charge.
Panorama Glass Lodge™ is a registered trademark.
Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
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.
Founder & COO
Alba Cayuelas Orts
Housekeeping Manager and Customer Service
Alba is wonderfully passionate about ensuring each guest has a wonderful stay at the Panorama Glass Lodge, and warmly manages our customer emails and requests.
As a talented musician, you may be lucky enough to catch Alba serenading your lodge before you arrive to ensure all the delicate touches are applied seamlessly. She is also a huge (perhaps the biggest) animal lover.
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. 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.
Awards & Certifications
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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Panorama Glass Lodge ehf.
Austurkrókur 1, 851 Hella
+354 768 8821 (MO-FR / 9-19 GMT)
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