Hotel Ranga

851 Hella

279 per day

Starting Based on 2-3 people

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside
  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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Hotel Ranga is one of the few 4-star properties in Iceland and a gem on the South Coast. Its lodge-like setting is rustic but elegant, with furnishings from around Iceland and the world. Rooms are comfortable and suites are spacious and eclectic, with each suite having a unique theme. Deluxe rooms feature pullout sofas that may accommodate some small families, and a rollaway bed can be added to some suites. Dining at Hotel Ranga is top-notch, with an adventurous menu featuring local ingredients. The chef is very careful about catering to dietary restrictions and allergies, and the property does offer a children’s menu.

The hotel is perfectly located for viewing the Northern Lights when they decide to make an appearance. Hotel Ranga has its own observatory with powerful telescopes and binoculars for stargazing. On clear, dark nights, a local astronomer leads stargazing programs. If the Northern Lights make an appearance during the night, you can opt to be woken up to enjoy them. There are also three outdoor hot tubs onsite for relaxing after a busy day. For indoor fun, families can enjoy the game room with a full-size pool table and a variety of board games to borrow. Adults will enjoy cocktails at the upstairs or downstairs lounges.

Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Central home base for local exploration
  • Family-friendly public areas
  • Wonderful array of accommodations
  • Observatory onsite

Families Should Know

  • No kids’ club
  • No swimming pool; hot tubs outside
  • Swimming pools 5 minutes’ drive from hotel
  • Staff very accommodating of food allergies and sensitivities
  • Breakfast included in room rate
  • No adjoining rooms, but adjacent rooms possible

Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

More To Know & Do

Sports + Activities

  • horseback riding
  • hiking
  • sightseeing
  • stargazing
  • snowmobiling
  • helicopter tours
  • ATV riding
  • Jeep tours
  • golf
  • glacier walks

Local Excursions

  • Waterfalls
  • Black sand beaches
  • Mt. Hekla volcano
  • Skogar Folk Museum
  • Gjáin
  • Eyjafjallajökull
  • Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon)
  • Eldgjá


  • rooms and suites
  • air-conditioning
  • TV
  • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer/coffee maker
  • WIFI in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour room service
  • laundry service
  • Northern Lights wake-up service
  • game room with pool table and board games
  • observatory
  • bar/restaurant
  • front desk for local assistance
  • babysitting on request
  • private parking