Eldgjá - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Resort in South Iceland



Drive from hotel

2.5 hrs


4×4 Car



Eldgjá is a volcanic canyon located in south Iceland. What’s more, visitors are able to walk across the volcanic canyon’s floor. Moreover, an ancient eruption actually carved this beautiful place into the earth’s surface. In fact, the name Eldgjá actually means “fire canyon” in Icelandic. As you explore, you will notice the stunning waterfall Ófærufoss that drops curtains of rushing water into the volcanic canyon. Eldgjá can be found between Landmannalaugar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur, just 2.5 hours from Hotel Rangá.  

FAQ about Eldgjá


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Eldgjá is a volcanic canyon located in the south of Iceland between Landmannalaugar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur. What’s more, Eldgjá is the largest volcanic canyon in the world. 

In short, you can only visit Eldjá volcanic canyon in the summer months. As Eldgjá volcanic canyon is located in the highlands, you must travel to the location in a 4×4 car.

Eldgjá is not itself a volcano but a volcanic canyon. However, it is a fissure of the active Katla volcanic system. 

Yes, there are approximately 32 active volcanic systems in Iceland. What’s more, eighteen have erupted since Iceland was settled in 900 CE.

There are approximately 130 volcanoes in Iceland. In addition, 32 of them are active. 

The Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland started erupting on March 19, 2021. Moreover, it was active for six months.

Facts about Eldgjá

On our social media channels we frequently post tips, tricks & fun facts about Iceland with the hashtag #knowIceland.

Eldgjá volcanic canyon is 2.5 hours by car from Hotel Rangá.

In short, it takes approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Eldgjá volcanic canyon. 

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    Room CategoryPrice FromSizeViewSleeps MaxOptionsExtra BedWheelchair Access*
    King Size BedTwin BedSofa BedWall BedExtra Bed
    Standard Room100018 m2Mt. Hekla View2XXX
    Deluxe Room100126 m2Mt. Hekla View3XX
    Deluxe Superior Room100230 m2River View3XXX
    Junior Suite100342 m2River View3XX
    Master Suite100472 m2River View4XX**2X

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    ** Wall-beds are only offered in the Icelandic Suite, other master suites offer two extra beds

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