Photos: Hotel Rangá Observatory - Hotel Rangá - Stargaze in Iceland


Man peers through telescope in Hotel Rangá Observatory underneath a starry night sky.

Photos: Hotel Rangá Observatory

Hotel Rangá Observatory is located only 5-minutes from our hotel. On most clear nights we offer guided tours of the night sky with Iceland's leading astronomy-experts, Sævar Helgi Bragason. Pictures from Hotel Rangá Observatory say more than a thousand words.

The Hotel Rangá Observatory offers guests amazing opportunities to see the stars. Our Rangá observatory even has two high-quality telescopes.

Hotel Rangá Observatory. Photo by Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson.

Photo by Milan and Seila.

Hotel Rangá northern lights hotel is a prime spot to view the aurora while enjoying luxury lodgings.  The northern lights dancing over Hotel Rangá Observatory. The observatory allows guests to take the stargazing experience to a whole new level.

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Hotel Rangá Observatory in February 2019. Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir.

The Moon. Photo by Sævar Helgi Bragason.

Our guests enjoying the night-sky. Photo by Sævar Helgi Bragason.


One of our local astronomers at work. Most clear nights we offer guided tours of the night sky. Photo by Sævar Helgi Bragason.

We have three telescopes in our observatory. One is a big reflector, used to see faint and faraway objects, some many millions of light-years away. The other two are refractors of the highest quality offering crystal clear and tack-sharp views of nebulas, star clusters, the Moon, and planets.

The Night Sky above Hotel Rangá. Photo by Hreinn Magnússon.


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