April 16, 2020 - Hotel Rangá

Day: April 16, 2020

A true highlight for Trystan and Biff

Hotel Rangá had the pleasure of hosting power parents Biff Chaplow and Trystan Reese this past November. The couple was all over the headlines in 2017 when Trystan, a transgender man, became pregnant with their youngest Leo, but they also have two adopted children – Hailey and Riley. Like any couple, Trystan and Biff sometimes need a break from their responsibilities to reconnect and they decided to do it in Iceland. They stayed for a week and spent their first two nights at Hotel Rangá, before renting a van and driving around the country.

We asked Trystan a few questions about their stay and he graciously answered.

Rangá Recommends: March 2019

The month of Góa, the second-to-last month of winter according to the old Icelandic calendar, is now upon us. Back in the day, women would rise early on the first day of Góa, walk outside scantily dressed and recite a poem, welcoming the Góa into their home.

In modern times, people use the first day of Góa as an opportunity to treat the special ladies in their lives to something special – here at Hotel Rangá we say why stop after the first day? Use the Góa to unwind a bit.

An authentic yet modern Japanese haven

While seven of the eight suites at Hotel Rangá are themed after the seven continents, some of the suites are primarily influenced by particular countries. Hotelier Friðrik Pálsson says China was an alluring choice for the Asian Suite but he also found Japan tempting since he had spent some time in the country. The suite became more and more Japanese during the design process until it eventually became the haven it is today.

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