Hotel Rangá

Access to natural attractions and idyllic isolation combine, making this the perfect base from which to explore the south of Iceland. While luxury isn’t of the absolute highest level, the seclusion and ambience here is enough to ensure a special trip.

Stay at Hotel Rangá

Designed by owner Fridrik Palsson, Hotel Ranga captures a personalised energy that’s delightfully pure. A true natural wonderland to explore, you’ll stumble upon wild beaches, lava meadows and more. But that’s not to say time at the property itself isn’t mesmerising, for indeed your signature suite promises atmospheric rest.Wake to glorious shots of the East Ranga River from your window. Watch Volcano Hekla spew smoke near nightfall. As the sky darkens, wines, whiskies and cocktails pour. You make your way to the observatory for stargazing. Who knows what else the Milky Way has in store?


Tucked 2 hours by car from Reykjavik and the airport, the hotel enjoys a rural and remote position in the folds of southern Iceland. It sits beside a river in the town of Hella. Selfoss Waterfall is 30 minutes away. Volcanoes, glaciers and national parks are also within reach.


The property’s 51 stays are split between standard, deluxe and suites. All are cosy and comfortable, spaced within a log-cabin style exterior with immersive views. For a more unique experience, opt for a suite, each of which are themed after the seven continents.

Who is it for

A calm and homely feel makes this a great choice for all travellers, including families. Kids can enjoy an entertainment room with puzzles, board games and a billiard table. Meanwhile, the sumptuous Royal Suite is a true treat for couples and honeymooners.

Facilities & activities

Communal facilities comprise three outdoor hot tubs overlooking the river, a seductive lounge-bar and an elevated balcony. A state-of-the-art observatory also features. Dining embeds farmer’s market freshness with modern Nordic cuisine.

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