Hotel Ranga encompasses the spirit of this Nordic natural landscape from its remote location, exceptional views of the Aurora Borealis to its hospitality and contemporary take on Nordic cuisine. Located just 1 hour and a half outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, the hotel locks eyes between the small towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur and offers up effortless luxury in the heart of the rolling Icelandic fields.
Hotel Ranga’s interior is reminiscent of a log cabin (with all wooden trimmings, Taxidermy, and skins) rooms are updated and contemporary offering you modern living, leaving nothing to be desired. The hotel features over seven themed suites which can be described no better than cosmopolitan. “The Suites are all designed and themed on the seven continents with each, in turn, represents a different continent, decorated with authentic decor, artwork, fixtures, and fittings coming from the respective continents. All rooms and suites include TV and DVD player, wifi, Jacuzzi bathtub and/or shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers and minibar.”
There’s a true sense of magic here heightened by the Icelandic backdrop, the remote wilderness feels adventurous and exciting from the vast array of off-the-beaten-track discovery you can do using Ranga as a home point to its vast offering of activities which can be arranged all from within the Hotel. Ranga offers stargazing, fishing, golfing, Jeep tours, walks to even helicopter sightseeing equipt with their own helipad.
In conversation with hotelier and owner Fridrik Palsson as he joins me for dinner, describes Hotel Ranga as a home for all that visit, an international haven and his tales of trial and error but also his love of the Icelandic scenery and landscape, as he follows this up with conversations of where to go, see and climb to get the most out of the Icelandic scenery.
Hotel Ranga’s style and character will keep you entertained over your time here, clustered with communal areas and lounges to meet new people the corridor and spaces leave a great impression, whether a honeymooner, friends looking for something a little chic or just a stop off on your adventures.
To Know: When visiting Iceland take the time to plan your route, rent a car (which can be picked up at the airport) and drive outside of Reykjavik to really be able to experience just some of the wonders of Iceland
BOOK: Hotel Ranga, Gamli Suðurlandsvegur, 851 Hella, Iceland, (+354 487 5700)
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