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Igloo in Iceland – Glamping on another level

Igloo bubble hotel Iceland

Did Icelanders ever live in igloos?

When thinking of housing in Iceland, one might think that in the past Icelanders used to live in igloos made from snow. The fact is that this is not the case, Icelanders never lived in snow igloos. In the much colder neighboring country Greenland housing was however mostly made of snow. The names “Greenland” and “Iceland” might seem contradictory given the contrasting climates of the two countries. Greenland has always been much icier and colder than Iceland. The reason for the conflicting names dates to when the Norse explorer Eric the Red discovered both countries. He wanted to attract settlers to the icy country, naming it Greenland and deter settlers from coming to Iceland with its milder climate and fertile lands.

Snow Igloo

Glamping in Iceland

In recent years travelers have increasingly been looking for unique accommodation options instead of the normal hotel, hostel or bed and breakfast stay. When demand increased Bubble hotels and glamping options started to emerge all around the country offering a unique stay in a natural environment. These igloos or bubbles are not made from ice, most are produced with fabric, and most have a see-through material. Some are even built completely out of glass; the walls and the ceilings are totally transparent. These igloos give guests the perfect opportunity to watch the stars or the aurora lights from their bed during spring, autumn and wintertime.

Overnight Adventure on a glacier lagoon

There is one igloo “glamping” option in Iceland that rises above other choices when it comes to location, comfort, and unique stays in unspoiled nature. The AuroraHut is a high-tech igloo boat that you find floating among iceberg on Fjallsarlon Glacier lagoon in Southeast Iceland. During the OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE at Fjallsarlon iceberg lagoon people dwell overnight in the igloo boat, enjoying magnificent view over Vatnajokull glacier and the surrounding mountains. The igloo boat has glass walls on one side and glass ceiling for an undisturbed view. You will not find a better place for stargazing or northern lights hunt during spring or autumn. The AuroraHut is packed with comfort, cozy double bed, dry toilet, small kitchen, Wi-Fi, heating, sound system and more such as a floating deck.

Overnight Adventure Aurora Hut - Glacier Lagoon Fjallsarlon - igloo glamping
Overnight Adventure - Fjallsarlon Igloo

It is somewhat appropriate to say that the igloo which originally was made from ice would find its way in some form onto an ice lagoon in Iceland. Although ice isn’t the building material you will see floating icebergs, and the impressive glacier tongue looking out the window of your room. 

Overnight Adventure – Accommodation or tour

The Overnight Adventure starts with a guided boat tour on a zodiac around Fjallsarlon ice lagoon, exploring icebergs and the glacier up close. Afterwards your guide sails with you to the AuroraHut where you will lodge overnight. In the AuroraHut there will be a light meal waiting for you and in the morning a light breakfast. 

After you arrive at the floating igloo you have complete privacy as the AuroraHuts are located far away from each other and away from any traffic or people. During your Overnight Adventure you cannot leave the boat as the hut floats on the ice lagoon, you can however enjoy the view from the floating patio. You can therefore say that this is more of an adventure tour than your regular hotel room. Watching the icebergs float around, listening to the crackling sound from the glacier or witnessing an iceberg calving is a once in a lifetime experience. It is a must do tour in Iceland…

Fjallsarlon iceberg lagoon view

The Overnight Adventure is an extraordinarily peaceful and relaxing experience, boasting the most spectacular view imaginable from any hotel room. We can surely say that the Overnight Adventure in an AuroraHut is an experience that is not offered anywhere else in the world. Even the most experienced and seasoned travelers are left speechless after a night on Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon.

Fjallsarlon Glacier lagoon




3-4 hours

29.900 ISK

May - Nov

Your multi adventure starts with a calm boat ride on Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon. Following the boat ride, you’ll land at the foot of Fjallsjokull glacier, a place we have secluded access to. After the glacier hike, you will walk to a super jeep for a fun 15-20 min. return drive.


75-90 min

10.100 ISK

Apr - Nov

Sail with us in a Zodiac boat, amongst floating icebergs on the majestic Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon. This adventure tour will allow you to connect with the Icelandic nature in a way you have never experienced before. Come, have fun and cruise with us!



155.000 ISK

May - Oct

Immerse yourself in the spectacular Icelandic wilderness and spend a memorable night on the lagoon. The magnificent view over the glacier lagoon towards Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe is sure to impress even the most experienced traveler!


75-90 min

101.000 ISK

Apr - Nov

On this private tour you can decide along with your captain how your cruise evolves. Cruise among icebergs and sail beside the glacier wall in your own style! This tour is popular with couples, friends & families who want to share an adventure in a private and personal way.


2 hours

255.000 ISK

Apr - Oct

Cruise to a secret island located close to the edge of the glacier in the lagoon. Set foot on land that only few have entered! Sip champagne and take in the magnificent view towards Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Create memories that will last a lifetime.


3,5-4,5 hours

24.500 ISK

Nov – Mar

Explore the Icelandic wilderness on our way to a blue ice cave located in Breidarmerkurjokull glacier outlet.
Ice caves are a natural wonder that every adventurer should behold.



3-4 hours

21.900 ISK

Encounter the extraordinary by joining our exclusive glacier hike! This trip is tailored for those who seek adventure, are physically fit, and have a deep desire to explore the untouched, rugged attraction of Fjallsjökull glacier.

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