Offering vast views of the surrounding mountains, Mirror Lodge Iceland provides a romantic and secluded, yet centrally located, base for explorations in the Golden Circle of Iceland. Created as an exclusive holiday home by a dedicated design enthusiast, the lodge is a true hidden gem and is only leased out to a limited number of visitors each year.

The Icelandic landscape is known for its vast stretches of open land, dramatic mountains, and sparse vegetation. However, at the Mirror Lodge Iceland, guests can enjoy the first two amidst a lush greenery of small birch trees and berry bushes. The unique vegetation and perfect location of the plot were some of the reasons, Rebecca Schnobl, the owner and creator of the lodge, decided to purchase it. “I immediately fell in love with this land since it is quite different to many areas of Iceland. It is rather uncommon to be so centrally located, yet isolated, and have a small birch forest surrounding you,” she says. “Through the large glass front, you have a fantastic view of a mountain that feels like it’s right on your doorstep.”

Mirror Lodge Iceland: A night under the stars of Iceland

While the vegetation provides the cabin’s terrace with a perfect feeling of seclusion and immersion in nature, the cabin’s exterior mirror facades ensure the privacy of guests inside. Moreover, for the many travellers exploring the Golden Circle area, the lodge will be ideally located with major attractions such as Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park close by.

Mirror Lodge Iceland: A night under the stars of Iceland

The perfect place for a romantic getaway

Having found her plot of land, Schnobl knew she wanted to use it for something out-of-the-ordinary. “I began researching and quickly realised that I wanted to offer something unique, something that was not available in Iceland yet,” she says. “Ultimately, I found an Estonian company (ÖÖD) that manufactured modular houses with mirrored window fronts. I was immediately sure that this was it!”

Though her house was to be the first mirror house in Iceland, Schnobl made multiple further modifications to the standard house to ensure that she got a result that truly reflected her vision of a romantic holiday getaway. She added an extra module to create more space and a beautiful bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, a large skylight window above the bed, and a terrace with a built-in hot tub. From the wall panelling, floor heating, custom furniture, luxury Icelandic organic toiletries, and fixtures to the lights – no standard solutions have been used, and nothing has been left to chance. “My vision for the interior was a modern Nordic design, with influences of traditional Icelandic cabins, for example, the wood panelling. I wanted to keep it bright and minimalistic but with a cosy and romantic ambience.”

Mirror Lodge Iceland: A night under the stars of Iceland

Exploring the area

Having worked in the Icelandic tourism industry for almost a decade, Schnobl used to recommend visitors to always keep moving forward to explore the sights dotted along the ring road. But when she saw the plot of land that is now the site of the Mirror Lodge, she knew this had to be more than just a one-night stopover. “The Golden Circle area has so much to offer. There is the Friðheimar Tomato Farm, Faxi, and Brúarfoss waterfall, the volcanic crater Kerið, and geothermal baths like Laugarvatn Fontana, and the Secret Lagoon,” she explains, adding: “I would say it is one of the few areas of Iceland where it makes sense to spend multiple nights as a tourist.”

One of the other advantages of the area is that its tourism infrastructure is well developed compared to many other rural areas of Iceland, and visitors have several high-quality restaurants and local grocery stores to choose from too.

Time to restore

Though the area offers plenty to do, the Mirror Lodge is also the perfect place to relax and spend a night or two after finishing the sights of the area. Tucked under the duvets of the comfortable double bed, guests can enjoy the view of the stars through the overhead skylight window, and the outdoor hot tub offers the chance for a relaxing evening, perhaps even with a glimpse of the dancing Northern Lights. “The hot tub is embedded in the terrace and provides a unique perspective, almost like being in a natural hot spring,” Schnobl adds.

There is also rich birdlife around the lodge which is surrounded by berry bushes providing plenty of blueberries to pick in the early fall. Moreover, the nearby area is perfect for exploring on foot with the nearby mountains providing beautiful, little-known hiking trails.

The lodge is available for booking through the below website exclusively from April to October.

Mirror Lodge Iceland: A night under the stars of Iceland

Thanks to the unique Mirror House concept, the lodge provides vast views of the surrounding landscape without compromising on comfort and privacy.

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