Last weekend we had the pleasure of staying at the Panorama Glass Lodge just outside Reykjavik and it was truly magical. The lodge is a luxury Scandinavian glass cabin, think modern igloo, with panoramic views across the bay and up into the nights sky ready for some pretty spectacular Northern Lights viewing. The lodge is designed with a glazed sleeping area so you can lie back and enjoy the magnificent Icelandic sunsets, gaze up at the stars, and hopefully enjoy the Northern Lights dancing above your head. The lodge also has a private outdoor hot pool heated to 40'c so you can enjoy a long, hot soak with the Aurora.
The Panorama Glass Lodge is located about 30 minutes from the centre of Reykjavik, a short and easy drive. The Lodge is located in Hvalfjörður (fjord of the whales), overlooking the sea with a stunning Icelandic mountain backdrop. The setting is remote and so very private and peaceful - the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.
Sabrina and her husband run the Panorama Glass Lodge and do an amazing job at looking after you from a distance. Even though we never met, then entire check in and check out process was so smooth. It's simple, once you book you're sent a code to use on the Nuki app. Download this app to gain access to the lodge. This makes check in and check out easy and hassle free so you can come and go as you please.
We packed light as we didn't need much, Sabrina really has though of everything from towels, slipper and shampoo to binoculars, tea and a torch.
When we were there, early May 2018, the weather was a little un-Spring-like and snowy but it all added to the cosy retreat.
There's a fully stocked kitchen with kettle, toaster and fridge so you can easily fix up some food. I brought us some treats for breakfast and we decided to go all out with breakfast in bed. We had Icelandic skyr with granola, croissants and a berry smoothie.
I just love this colour palette, especially how flows from inside to out.
Though the interior is compact, it's very well designed and feels spacious enough for two (plus bump). There's a sleeping area with king sized bed, kitchen, dining area with table and chairs and showroom with toilet, huge waterfall shower and a really cool spa-like design. There's also an outdoor seating area but it wasn't quite summery enough for that!!
Though it was snowy when we went, it was still May so the nights were getting a little lighter. The lodges glazed sleeping area has blinds that you can pull down. Tough the Viking happily sleeps in any conditions, I used my eye mask as there aren't blinds on the roof.
Naturally I was so inspired by our time at the Panorama Glass Lodge that I had to pick up my pen and sketchbook...in between snow showers and get a few sketches done.
We highly recommend the Panorama Glass Lodge, I miss the view already. It feels so homely and comfortable. It's design is fabulous and interior too, Sabrina has truly thought of everything so it makes for a very special experience. If you want to see more, check out my highlights on Instagram Stories and watch the vlog here.
the famous Northern Lights from the Panorama Glass Lodge
from €465 per night until 1st July 2018, €485 thereafter