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You can see the Northern Lights from your bed at this Airbnb in Iceland

The glass-panelled home also has its own outdoor hot tub

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson

The Northern Lights are a staple of the travel bucket list. And for good reason. But what if there was a way to see them that didn’t involve hiking to remote northern regions (and getting very cold in the process)?

Well, this beautiful, glass-panelled cottage in Iceland lets you take in the aurora borealis while you’re in bed, eating dinner or even having a shower. The Airbnb is in the lava desert near the town of Hella: an appropriately alien landscape to see dazzling green lights appear in the sky.

Iceland glass Airbnb
Photograph: Henry Moide / Airbnb

It’s seriously stylish, too. Inside, you’ll find a whole load of chic, minimalist furniture, plus faux-fur blankets to up the cosiness levels. Head outside, and you’ll find a hot tub, with views out over Hekla, one of the country’s largest volcanoes.

The property even has a dedicated ‘workspace’, so if you want to twin astronomical sightings with, er, emails, you’re welcome to do just that. The property sleeps two and is available for short and long-term stays (starting at £443 or $603 per night). Tempted? You can find out more via the official Airbnb listing

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