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Hotel Rangá

Log cabins given the luxury treatment in out-of-this-world South Iceland

The outdoor geothermal hot tubs with volcano views. The wraparound glass windows in the gourmet restaurant. The observatory – and resident astronomers – for star spotting and Northern Lights hunting. Every inch of Hotel Rangá celebrates its awe-inspiring setting. Whether you visit in heavy snow or when wildflowers are springing up, a genuinely warm welcome awaits at this one-of-a-kind boutique retreat.

Hotel Rangá is a cross between a hunting lodge and (palatial) log cabin. So your bedroom or suite will be a snug yet spacious hideaway crafted from wood – with staggering views. There’s a lounge and bar for hot chocolates or hot toddies. While the games room, with its stag horn ‘chandelier’, pool table and puzzles, is all set up for cosy (or competitive) nights in.

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A map at reception points you towards the incredible waterfalls, black-sand beaches, glaciers and thermal springs in easy reach of Hotel Rangá. This luxury hotel is perfectly positioned for the Golden Circle and glacier expeditions. In fact, there’s a dizzying array of activities at your feet: from snowmobiling to super jeep safaris, dog-sledding to horse riding, caving to fishing. Adventures here don’t just mean getting out in the great outdoors though. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey back at the Hotel Rangá restaurant, with an evening of creative Icelandic fare. 


Enjoy your stay!


52 Rooms |  2 Floors |  1 Restaurant | 

4.8 /5

425 reviews

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Actively sustainable luxury hotels

 

Environmentally Conscious

From providing guests with 100% recyclable lunchboxes to take out on their excursions, to installing charging stations for hybrid and electric vehicles, Hotel Rangá has thought of everything when it comes to adventure sustainability. The hotel operates exclusively with green and renewable energy, including electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants. Naturally heated hot spring water is delivered from a nearby geothermal source to heat the hotel, which has been constructed with materials which insulate the hotel by up to 50% more than the average new build in Iceland. Energy efficient light bulbs are used throughout the hotel, while motion sensors in the corridors help reduce overall power consumption.

Cultural Custodians

Alongside providing a calendar of cultural events happening in the area during your stay, Hotel Rangá takes guests to the sites of where the famous Njáls Saga, a cornerstone of Icelandic folklore, is thought to have taken place. The hotel is also passionate about highlighting Icelandic artwork, and has collected over 200 original pieces from local painters and craftsmen for over a decade. Almost every room is decorated with saga-inspired murals, from galloping horses and sleepy sheep to purple lupins. The bed in the Icelandic Master Suite features wood carvings by local artist Sigríður Jóna Kristjánsdóttir and is dressed in what is probably the largest hand knitted Icelandic wool sweater, Lopapeysa, ever made.

Community Minded

Guests at Hotel Rangá will be welcomed by a team of local Icelanders, many of whom have been working at the hotel for years and live in surrounding townships. Closely connected to the Icelandic farming and fishing communities, the farmer’s market concept menu at The Rangá Restaurant uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients from Southern Iceland’s many geothermal greenhouse farms and sustainable fisheries. Guests are encouraged to try Hákarl, the national dish of Iceland, washed down with Brennivín, an ancient tradition which has been passed down the generations since Iceland’s settlement. The hotel also offers an extensive list of outdoor activities curated by local guides, from horse-riding to glacier walking.

Independent Minds: Fridrik Pálsson, Hotel Rangá

Treating his beloved homeland with the care and respect he shows his guests, learned from his childhood days on a farm in Northern Iceland and later during his thirty year career in the fishing industry, sustainability has always been a way of life for Fridrik Pálsson.

Hospitality comes naturally to this friendly host, who can often be found sipping Brennivín with travellers at Hotel Rangá, his homely log cabin hotel in the Icelandic wilderness.

Covid-19 Measures

  • The entire property has been deep cleaned and sanitized, and we continue to sanitize all spaces daily. Our normal procedures, even before Covid-19, are to thoroughly sanitize high-touch areas such as door handles, TV remotes, telephones and more.

  • As always, we respect our guests´ wishes regarding distancing. Guests can contact us ahead of time and inform us about the level of contact they would like from our staff during their stay.

  • Staff members frequently wash their hands and sanitize regularly, according to hotel policies. We have sanitizers available for guests in every open space at the hotel.

  • The option of absolute privacy is available to all guests. We can also arrange for housekeeping staff to bring fresh linens, towels or additional amenities to the room without entry.

  • We give our guests the choice to dine in our main restaurant or they can opt for spreading out more in our second dining room. Breakfast buffet has been adjusted to be individually plated and served if guests so wish.

Our rooms

From $316 after price

Standard Room


Sleeps 2
Twin

Deluxe Room


Sleeps 3
King

Deluxe Superior Room


Sleeps 3
King

Junior Suite


Sleeps 4
King

Master Suite


Sleeps 5
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.8 /5

4.8

425 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Superb hotel with friendly staff and excellent food

The welcome from the staff and viewing the stars from the observatory will never be forgotten

By Martin Jan ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Such a warm and welcoming hotel

We have stayed at Hotel Ranga a few times over the past few years and were therefore delighted when it became part of the SLH Portfolio. The hotel is a very special space - it feels so welcoming and warm and just a lovely place to stay. The hotel staff are all so friendly, every single one of them, Read more[SPLIT]Read lessand we really like how the owner and manager take it in turns to speak to everyone each evening at dinner. They are so nice, very knowledgeable and it adds a very personal touch to your stay. This time we treated ourselves to a Master Suite having stayed in Junior Suites before. We had the Antarctic Suite which was beautifully appointed with windows on 3 sides and 2 balconies with views across the river and towards Mt Hekla. The bed was super comfy and there was plenty of seating. The bath is in the room and rather novel - guarded by 2 penguins! The main bathroom is well appointed. Food at Hotel Ranga is just super - breakfasts are buffet style with an a la carte menu available too which is included in the cost. Dinners are simply outstanding - beautifully presented and the food is quite delicious. There is a nice bar area too which has a lovely relaxed feeling. The location of the hotel is excellent - a fairly easy 1 hr 45 mins drive along the N1 from Keflavik Airport - and so convenient for a number of sites in the Golden Circle. We did have bad weather one afternoon and the N1 was closed in both directions until the early hours of the next day - that happens in Iceland and then you are a bit stuck! All in all, this hotel is very special indeed and I always feel sad when we check out. I am sure we will return again and again. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It never fails to please and the management have got it just right in every respect.

By Karen Feb ’19 Trip Type Couple


Hotel Rangá, Iceland

5

(based on 2 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Superb hotel with friendly staff and excellent food

The welcome from the staff and viewing the stars from the observatory will never be forgotten

By Martin Jan ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Such a warm and welcoming hotel

We have stayed at Hotel Ranga a few times over the past few years and were therefore delighted when it became part of the SLH Portfolio. The hotel is a very special space - it feels so welcoming and warm and just a lovely place to stay. The hotel staff are all so friendly, every single one of them, Read more[SPLIT]Read lessand we really like how the owner and manager take it in turns to speak to everyone each evening at dinner. They are so nice, very knowledgeable and it adds a very personal touch to your stay. This time we treated ourselves to a Master Suite having stayed in Junior Suites before. We had the Antarctic Suite which was beautifully appointed with windows on 3 sides and 2 balconies with views across the river and towards Mt Hekla. The bed was super comfy and there was plenty of seating. The bath is in the room and rather novel - guarded by 2 penguins! The main bathroom is well appointed. Food at Hotel Ranga is just super - breakfasts are buffet style with an a la carte menu available too which is included in the cost. Dinners are simply outstanding - beautifully presented and the food is quite delicious. There is a nice bar area too which has a lovely relaxed feeling. The location of the hotel is excellent - a fairly easy 1 hr 45 mins drive along the N1 from Keflavik Airport - and so convenient for a number of sites in the Golden Circle. We did have bad weather one afternoon and the N1 was closed in both directions until the early hours of the next day - that happens in Iceland and then you are a bit stuck! All in all, this hotel is very special indeed and I always feel sad when we check out. I am sure we will return again and again. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It never fails to please and the management have got it just right in every respect.

By Karen Feb ’19 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Accessible
Accessible parking
Restaurant
Restaurant
Family
Family friendly
24-hour
24-hour room service
Free
Free Wi-Fi

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Turndown service
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Wakeup service
  • Free parking
  • Jogging track
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour security

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Turndown service
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Wakeup service
  • Free parking
  • Jogging track
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Accessible parking
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Pets not allowed

Food And Drinks

Out in the wilds of South Iceland is perhaps the last place you’d expect to find a gourmet restaurant like the one at Hotel Rangá. Farm-to-table menus celebrate the season’s (and location’s) finest ingredients – from wild mushrooms to reindeer and river-fresh salmon. Ask your server for a recommendation from the wine cabinet. Then linger over post-dinner cocktails in the quirky bar.

Ranga Restaurant

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The restaurant at Hotel Ranga is an acclaimed gourmet restaurant in Southern Iceland- overlooking one of the finest salmon rivers in the country - East-Ranga River. The restaurant concept is of a Farmers Market using predominantly local ingredients of the highest quality and freshness - following seasonal availability. The menu is inspired by modern Nordic cuisine.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Hotel Rangá

Sudurlandsvegur

.

Hella

00851

Iceland

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1200

Where is it?

144 kms to airport Keflavik

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