Happy New Year! It’s time to tally up our accomplishments and make new goals. We have had a fantastic year and want to thank all our guests for two decades of business. We have a great feeling about the new year and look forward to an exciting year ahead filled with more fun and adventure.
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.
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.
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.
Dear friends of Hotel Rangá: Happy new year!
We are always happy to welcome a new year and the new beginnings it brings but this year is especially exciting since it marks Hotel Rangá’s 20-year anniversary. This calls for a year-long celebration of course and we thought we’d recommend some ways to start the year of on the right foot.