Panorama Glass Lodge

About Us

Panorama Glass Lodge is a family owned and operated business.

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!

Sabrina and Andreas Dedler, owner of Panorama Glass Lodge
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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 are opening our new west Iceland location in 2023 with two standard Lodges and one premium/family Lodge which all feature ocean and mountain view.

The property is not staffed and there is no reception on site.

Panorama Glass Lodge™ is a registered trademark.

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Meet the Team

Sabrina Dedler, owner of Panorama Glass Lodge

Sabrina Dedler

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.

Andreas Dedler, owner Panorama Glass Lodge

Andreas Dedler

Founder & COO

Covering everything from operations to handyman, constructions, maintenance, finance, Andreas leaves no stone unturned to provide guests with incredible experience.
 
And as a father of two, you can be sure he always has his hands full!
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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 Stainerova

Stania Stainerova

Housekeeping


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.

Hugh Jacobs

Hugh Jacobs

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.

Awards & Certifications

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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.

Contact Us To Buy Franchising Rights

We sell our franchising rights internationally. Get in touch to learn more about starting your own Panorama Glass Lodge business in your country.

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  • Austurkrókur 1, 851 Hella
  • Hafnarland Lísuborgir, 301 Akranes

+354 768 8821 (MO-FR / 9-19 GMT)

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