If your trip to Iceland is all about the surreal and quirky, the sights of glaciers, volcanoes, moss-covered lava fields and unexpected natural wonders – then Hotel Ranga Ranga is where you want to be.
From the outside it’s a 52-room log-style lodge in the middle of nowhere, 96km east of Reykjavik, with views of Iceland’s legendary Hekla volcano; inside it’s a different story. This classic dark wood log cabin with large windows is a true luxury hotel that has hosted the likes of celebrities and honeymooners, captivating with its rustic interior and fantastic positioning in the middle of the countryside for catching sight of Iceland’s northern lights.
Renovated in 2008, Hotel Ranga offers a cosy ambience with décor reminiscent of a hunting lodge or ski cabin. The lobby has a 10-foot tall taxidermic polar bear, while the dining area is a simple room with a tiled floor and wood ceiling surrounded entirely by windows with views of the land and river. The game room features a distinctive antler chandelier light, an elegant wood billiards table, a polar-bear-skin wall hanging, and windows that extend into the ceiling.
For the bedrooms at Hotel Ranga, you have several to choose from. The themed suites are truly one of a kind, designed and themed after each of the seven continents. They provide guests with the ultimate comfort, luxury, relaxation, and experience that is, literally, a "world apart". They also offer Deluxe rooms on the ground floor racing the East Ranga river also close by to the outdoor hot tubs that look over the Mount Hekla volcano. Those working with a stricter budget, the Standard rooms at Hotel Ranga are still a dream with windows that looks out onto Mt Hekla and of course the northern lights if they are visible.
The restaurant at Hotel Ranga is an acclaimed gourmet restaurant in Southern Iceland, overlooking one of Iceland's finest salmon rivers, East-Ranga River. The restaurant's motto is the concept of a ”Farmers Market“ — in effect using predominantly local ingredients of the highest quality and freshness — following seasonal availability. The menu is inspired by modern Nordic cuisine. The world renowned Christmas Buffet with European and Scandinavian gourmet dishes is available in December every year. The wine list and bar selection is extensive and is sure to satisfy even the most demanding connoisseur.
Due to its remarkable, rural location in South Iceland, Hotel Ranga is perfectly located to discover and experience everything the South has to offer, from the Golden Circle in the west to the Glacier Lagoon in the east. Take a dip in local hot spring, ride an Icelandic horse or drive a buggy on a black sand beach. You will be sure to have a great time exploring this remote and secluded rural paradise in the more or less untouched nature of Southern Iceland.
You can book Hotel Ranga on the Iceland Holidays website here or by getting in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org