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I spent a night in a plastic bubble in the woods in Iceland. Here are 3 mistakes I made.

I spent a night in a plastic bubble in the woods in Iceland. Here are 3 mistakes I made.
  • I stayed at Buubble by Airmango in Iceland, where guests sleep in plastic bubbles in the woods.

  • I made a few mistakes like bringing a rolling suitcase and forgetting to close the bubble's doors.

  • The bubble hotel was still one of the highlights of my trip.

Located about 60 miles from downtown Reykjavík, Buubble by Airmango offers guests the chance to sleep in clear plastic bubbles in the woods for uninterrupted views of Iceland's natural beauty.

In the winter, guests can spot the glow of the northern lights. In the summer, when I visited, I got to experience the surreal 24 hours of daylight known as Iceland's midnight sun.

I paid 54,900 ISK, or about $403.85, for my stay, which included an inflated bubble with heating, a power strip, and a lamp, as well as access to an on-site cabin with bathrooms, a kitchenette, and WiFi.

My night in the bubble hotel was one of the highlights of my trip, but I also made a few mistakes along the way. Here are three things I would have done differently.

I should have packed a backpack, not a rolling suitcase

A path through the woods at the Bubble Hotel in Iceland.
A path through the woods at Buubble by Airmango in Iceland.Talia Lakritz/Insider

I stayed at the bubble hotel for one night during a five-day trip to Iceland, so I had a full suitcase with me. However, after I parked on the side of the unpaved road leading to the hotel, I had a difficult time dragging my rolling suitcase across the ground to my bubble.

It would have been better to pack everything I needed in a small overnight bag that I could have easily carried through the forest's winding paths.

I forgot to close one door of the bubble before opening another

A slightly deflated bubble at the Bubble Hotel in Iceland.
A slightly deflated bubble at the bubble hotel in Iceland.Talia Lakritz/Insider

The bubbles at the hotel featured two doors, one into a small entryway and one into the bubble itself. Like an air lock on a spaceship, one had to be closed before opening another, otherwise the whole structure would deflate.

But as I went back and forth to the cabin onsite to use the bathroom or access WiFi, I forgot about this rule a few times. The bubble sagged a bit, but quickly reinflated.

I didn't bring enough water

A bottle of Icelandic water.
A bottle of Icelandic water.Talia Lakritz/Insider

Icelandic tap water is known for its high quality, and many clear rivers and streams in Iceland are safe to drink from. But at the bubble hotel, perhaps because of the campsite-like setup, the tap water had a metallic taste that I didn't love. I only had a little bit of water left in the reusable bottle I'd brought, but thankfully, other guests were generous enough to share one of their extra bottles with me.

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