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.
Hotel Rangá is the perfect base for families exploring the South Coast. With many adventures to choose from, we can help you plan activities tailored to children of all ages. Take a dip in a local swimming pool, ride an Icelandic horse or drive a buggy on a black sand beach—your kids will be sure to have a great time exploring Iceland.
While you may not have heard of Sólheimasandur before you have almost definitely seen it.
It’s a black sand beach stretching along the Southern Coast and home to an abandoned DC-3/117 plane that features heavily in commercials and music videos shot in Iceland, most notably Justin Bieber’s „I’ll show you.” It even made an appearance in a recent Bollywood film.
What a happy time it is: the fields are greener, the sunsets are perpetual and the brennivín is ice cold. If everything goes according to plan, May will bring us “sweater weather” where it is warm enough so that you don’t need a coat anymore – just a nice sweater preferably knitted by someone’s grandmother from Icelandic wool. This month, we recommend getting in touch with the local fauna.
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.
The new year has greeted us with exceptionally beautiful (but cold) weather and some wonderful Northern light displays. When packing for your stay, think in freezing temperatures: building snowmen, hiking up frozen hills to view waterfalls and feeling the cold nibble at your cheeks as you take in the night sky. Also, think like an Icelander and eat plenty of good food.