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Hotel Ranga

South Shore & South East, Iceland


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Luxury Holidays At Hotel Ranga

Welcome to Hotel Ranga, a charming resort situated amidst the striking landscapes of southern Iceland. A stay at this secluded sanctuary, acclaimed for its commitment to sustainability, promises a bespoke experience complete with unparalleled hospitality. Originally constructed as a quaint countryside retreat, the hotel maintains traditional features and furnishings, offering a true taste of Icelandic culture. Stunning pieces of local artwork adorn the walls of spacious suites which boast panoramic views of the breathtaking mountainous terrain and the meandering Ranga River.

Access to the observatory provides an unmissable opportunity to witness the remarkable phenomenon of the northern lights, while guests can also enjoy other on-site activities ranging from birdwatching to fishing. After a busy day of Icelandic adventures, indulge in seasonal dishes celebrating the decadent flavours of the finest locally sourced ingredients at the hotel’s restaurant, renowned for its culinary excellence. Guests can also choose to relax and unwind beneath the starry night sky from the comforting warmth of one of the geothermal hot tubs. For families looking to explore the South Coast and embark on a Nordic adventure, Hotel Ranga is the perfect destination.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A sustainable and authentic Icelandic luxury resort
  • Feature: Magical views of Northern Lights from the observatory
  • Rooms: 51 rooms
  • Nearest airport: Keflavik International Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 120 minutes by private car transfer


Accommodation at Hotel Ranga captures the charisma of continents from around the globe through impeccable attention to detail. Murals of Iceland’s picturesque landscapes decorate the walls, and suites feature expertly handcrafted furniture, providing a truly immersive experience. Rooms and suites feature a turn down and laundry service and an array of amenities, including bathroom essentials, coffee and tea facilities, a television, safe and Wi-Fi internet access. There’s no need to worry about missing the magic of the Northern Lights, as guests can request a Northern light wake up service.

   Standard Room:expand_more
  • Size: 18m²
  • Room View: Mountain view
  • Facilities: Hand-painted wall murals of the Icelandic landscape provide a truly authentic experience for guests who choose to stay in one of the standard rooms. Features include spectacular views of the mountains and all the necessary bathroom amenities, while the spacious king size bed invites guests to relax after a busy day of exploring.
   Deluxe Room:expand_more
  • Size: 26m²
  • Room View: River or mountain view
  • Facilities: Take pleasure in the warm ambience of a Deluxe Room at Hotel Ranga, equipped with a king size bed and luxurious jacuzzi bathtub accompanied by complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Notable characteristics include wall murals, hand-painted by local artists and views of the river or the imposing Hekla volcano.
   Deluxe Superior Room:expand_more
  • Size: 30m²
  • Room View: River view
  • Facilities: The Deluxe Superior Room makes the perfect accommodation for families, featuring a cosy seating area, built-in wall bed and one double bed or two twin beds. Amenities include a walk-in shower, bathtub and smart television. Enjoy easy access to the geothermal hot tubs and scenic river views.
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  • Size: 42m²
  • Room View: River view
  • Facilities: Junior suites offer distinctive features representing various continents. The interior decor ranges from intricate woven blankets and Native American artefacts in the North American Suite to traditional Japanese shoji screens in the Asian Suite, a true testament to the individuality of this unique hotel. Enjoy views of the pristine Ranga River and picturesque countryside from the balcony attached to each suite.
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  • Size: 72m²
  • Room View: River view
  • Facilities: Experience the epitome of luxury in a room designed to reflect cultures from around the world. Each spacious suite boasts plush king-size beds, a sitting area, balconies offering breathtaking views of Ranga River and bathrooms complete with complimentary toiletries and a luxurious soaking tub. From the straw ceiling made from locally grown wheat in the African Master Suite to the vibrant artwork lining the walls, it’s these finishing touches that make your stay here unforgettable.

Indulge in the most exquisite cuisine at the hotel’s Ranga Restaurant. The a la carte menu offers seasonal Nordic dishes incorporating the finest-quality local ingredients, presented with meticulous attention to detail. After a long day of adventure, guests can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Ranga Bar and unwind with a glass of red or white Rully Bourgogne wine, bottled exclusively for Hotel Ranga.

Ranga Restaurant:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Nordic Cuisine
  • Setting: Ranga Restaurant offers a truly exceptional dining experience, serving gourmet dishes of outstanding quality complete with spectacular views of Eyjafjallajökull glacier-volcano.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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Hotel Experiences

On clear nights between September and April, guests are invited to visit Hotel Ranga’s very own observatory. Local astronomers are on-hand to help guests use state-of-the-art telescopes to appreciate the enchanting beauty of star constellations and galaxies, such as the magnificent milky way. If you’re lucky enough, you may have the opportunity to catch a dazzling glimpse of the Northern Lights, wrapped up in a warm snow suit while enjoying a hot chocolate. Conveniently located near some notable spots, the Hotel concierge extends its impeccable service to helping guests plan incredible adventure tours. Experience the Black Sand Beach and the scenic Icelandic countryside on horseback or embark on a snowmobiling tour across a glacier, perfect for thrill-seekers.

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Dining & Gourmet

Embark on an underground culinary adventure by candlelight in the mystical Caves of Hella, thought to have once been inhabited by the fearless Vikings. As you meander through this magical enigma of man-made caves, you’ll discover echoes of the distant past, from wall carvings to an ancient stove and alter. Feel transported to another age of civilisation, as you tuck in to a three course Viking feast featuring gravlax, lamb shank and a traditional Icelandic skyr desert accompanied by live music. This dining experience is perfect for a memorable family adventure or a private romantic dinner for two.

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If your dream is to say ‘I do’ by candlelight inside an ancient cave, a quaint country church or surrounded by the gushing streams of the Skógafoss waterfall, then look no further. Couples can choose from four expertly tailored wedding packages, with notable features including a lavish four course dinner, access to outdoor hot tubs and two nights in either the Master suite, Junior suite, or Deluxe superior room. The hotel staff will go above and beyond to craft the perfect ceremony, from providing a custom cake and wedding photo shoot with esteemed photographers, to preparing intricate floral arrangements and stunning decor, ensuring a picture-perfect setting.



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