this panoramic lodge in iceland overlooks the northern lights. it’s the perfect place to check this illusive box off your bucket list. sure we’ve all seen photos of the beautiful northern lights on the discovery channel or in national geographic magazine, but still it’s hard to imagine going to see them on vacation — at least the same way we think of planning a trip to maui. gladly this place exists, this little lodge is available for rent in the town of hvalfjörður, directly by the sea and only a 30 minute drive from reykjavík. the family owned cabin is described as a once in a lifetime luxury experience.