Hotel Rangá Observatory. Photo by Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson.
Photo by Milan and Seila.
Picture of M42, The Orion Nebula taken in the Hotel Rangá Observatory. Photo by Kristján Heiðberg.
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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.
The observatory itself has a retractable roof offering a 360 degree view of the night sky with no trees or large buildings in the way. Photo by Hreinn Magnússon.
DoubleClusterS. Photo by one of our local astronomers Gísli M.
Photo by Andrew Klotz.
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.
For further information about the Northern Lights
- The Northern Lights at Hotel Rangá
- The Rangá Observatory
- FAQ about the Northern Lights
- Or bring the aurora home with our Northern Lights swimsuits or the Rangá Coloring Book