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Hotel Rangá on a bright summer day

Iceland’s borders are opening up!

We have great news – Iceland’s borders are opening up! The Hotel Rangá family is ready to welcome guests and help you explore the wonder that is Iceland. Book your trip today and discover glaciers, waterfalls, black sand beaches and more. Did you know that there is even a volcano called Geldingadalsgos that is currently erupting? After over a year of travel restrictions, we know that people worldwide are itching to explore. Why not make Iceland your first destination after lockdown?

Iceland Volcano Eruption in 2021

A new volcanic eruption has started! Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice and it’s for good reason – volcanic eruptions are quite common on our island. The newest eruption is in the Geldingadalur valley – in Icelandic, that’s “castration” valley – on the Reykjanes peninsula between Keflavík airport and Hotel Rangá. Not to worry – compared to other volcanic eruptions in Iceland´s history, this eruption is quite small and ideally located far from towns and people.

Iceland in 2021 – Covid-19 Measures

A new year is here with even more options for safe travel to Iceland. Our country’s beautiful landscape is the perfect place to explore after a year spent indoors.

We are looking forward to welcoming travelers to Hotel Rangá in 2021 – below you can find more information about your options for visiting Iceland at this time. The covid-19 data information in this blog post updates everyday at 11am.

7 helpful Icelandic Phrases for your travel

Icelandic is a difficult language to learn. Even us Icelanders have a hard time what with all the conjugating and exceptions to the rules. We don’t expect our foreign guests to pick up on much at all and there is really no need since most Icelanders speak English fluently. Nevertheless, Icelanders really appreciate it when people make an effort so here are a few simple Icelandic words and phrases to throw around.

Summer Festivals in Iceland: Rangá Recommends August 2019

August in Iceland is a great time to savor the last days of the summer season, and there are numerous festivals around the country to help you do just that. We love helping our guests to go off the beaten path—heading to a local festival is the perfect way to experience authentic Icelandic culture. Pick a festival that suits your style and soon you will be feasting on traditional meat soup, listening to an amazing outdoor concert or watching fireworks with hundreds of other merrymakers.

Rangá Recommends: Iceland in January 2020

Happy New Year! It’s time to tally up our accomplishments from 2019 and make new goals for 2020. We have had a fantastic year celebrating Hotel Rangá´s 20th anniversary and want to thank all our guests for two decades of business. We have a great feeling about 2020 and look forward to an exciting year ahead filled with more fun and adventure.

Iceland in October: Rangá Recommends

October has arrived at Hotel Rangá! Fall is in full swing—the landscape is dotted with colors of gold, orange and red, and the days are getting cooler. As the temperature drops, we are enjoying the excuse to get cozy indoors—sipping hot drinks by candlelight, wearing comfy sweaters and diving deep into our favorite books. Even better, the season ?s earlier sunsets mean better chances to spot the Northern Lights dancing across the horizon.

Iceland in September: Rangá Recommends

With chillier temperatures and earlier sunsets, the start of fall means that Northern Lights season is officially here at Hotel Rangá. But it’s not only the nights that are filled with glorious colors—this new season shows the Icelandic landscape at its best with the vivid hues of changing fall foliage. We are taking advantage of the beautiful colors by exploring outdoors and suggest you do the same—just remember to dress for the cooler fall weather.

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