A Festive Feast - Christmas Buffet - Hotel Rangá

A Festive Feast – Christmas Buffet

Savour the fabulous flavours of Iceland’s traditional Christmas buffet. One of the most memorable experiences for travellers visiting Iceland in mid-winter must be the glorious and somewhat gluttonous celebration buffet.
Salmon at Hotel Rangá Christmas buffet
We offer over 70 courses at our traditional Icelandic Chrismtas buffet


The shorter days mean that more activities and festivities take place indoors and these indulgent winter buffets certainly feed the body and soul. The Christmas buffet in Iceland is by nature big, bold, and bountiful and Hotel Rangá’s buffets are no exception. Laden with hearty fayre and overflowing with flavor, they are a mouthwatering sight to behold.


Traditional Icelandic Chrismass Buffet at Hotel Rangá
Traditional Icelandic Christmas Buffet at Hotel Rangá


Begin gently with a spicy glass of jólaglögg (mulled wine) and then get settled for a long evening. Start off with a fish or mushroom soup then move onto the heartier delicacies such as platters of smoked and cured meats and fish; duck, goose, lamb, reindeer, salmon, trout, and herring are all classic ingredients.
Sample classic caramel glazed potatoes, delicious pates, and rich flavorsome sauces.


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The Hotel Rangá Chef's at our Christmas buffet
The Hotel Rangá Chef’s at our Christmas buffet


If you have conquered the numerous Icelandic savory specialties then finish off with sweet homemade cakes, desserts, cheeses, and fruits.
Accompanied by live music, Rangá’s festive feasts are held every Friday and Saturday in December.


Chrismas Buffet holiday tradition in Iceland





The Icelandic Yule Lads


In Iceland, we have more than one Santa – we have 13 of them and they have parents and even a cat. To learn more we recommend our blog about the yule lads. 


The Icelandic Yule Lads
The Icelandic Yule Lads

To learn more about our seasonal menus go to the Rangá Restaurant page or just cook your own Christmas starter at home with our citrus cured salmon recipe.

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