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Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside resort. Built in rustic log-cabin style, the hotel is located on the banks of the famous salmon river Eystri-Ranga (#1 in Iceland 2004 + 2005) between Hella and Hvolsvollur and only 96 km east of Reykjavik right off the main road. It's ideal location offers something special for the visitor on a year round basis and gives you a real taste of Iceland only found in the countryside.
Hotel Ranga was incidentally chosen by Octopus Travel in 2004 as earning "The best Icelandic Country Hotel". It is also the only 4 star hotel found in all of South Iceland.
In the lobby you will be greeted by a towering 10-foot tall polar bear, a favorite for photographers. The hotel has 27 tastefully decorated rooms, an acclaimed restaurant, a bar, a meeting room and much beloved outdoor hot tubs - where there is an excellent chance to view the fantastic northern lights during September - April.
The Hotels highly respected and romantic gourmet restaurant seats 60 people. The emphasis is on excellent yet personal service and the highest quality food using organic local ingredients with a touch of the modern Scandinavian kitchen. A splendid river view from the restaurants windows adds to the diner's enjoyment.
The original house specialties include an award-winning fish soup; a salmon, char and halibut platter; a domestic variety of "Surf and Turf" with a combo of Icelandic lamb & lobster; and a chocolate & skyr (cheese) cake mosaic. The wine list and the selection of vintage champagnes, whiskeys, sherries, cognacs and cigars is presently unchallenged in Iceland outside the capital, and can all be enjoyed upstairs in the cognac lounge. All areas except for here in the hotel are non smoking.
All throughout the year the hotel features combined 4-course dining and lodging offers with seasonal themes, allowing you to feel like royalty but still at a reasonable price. Hotel Ranga also features a legendary Scandinavian Christmas Buffet, where over 60 different mouthwatering dishes from all the Scandinavian countries are delicately prepared and served.
Enjoy world-class fishing of salmon, trout and char in gin-clear waters nearby; play golf at one of Iceland's best 18-hole golf courses only a minute away; ride the Icelandic horse through nearby mountains, valleys and beaches; snowmobile, ice climb or ride dog sleighs on glaciers; white water raft down torrent rivers; experience super-truck tours to all the hard to reach destinations off the beaten path; hike through landscapes so beautiful you'll think you are in another world; try flight trips and skydiving; deep-sea angle and watch whales and puffins on the Westman Islands; visit the nearby Viking Saga center & the folkmuseum in Skogar; or watch the northern lights in our hottubs. Just a fraction of the action from the area that has something special to offer to every traveller and interest.
Superior room: Eystri Ranga river view (11 rooms) or Mount Hekla view (10 rooms), twin beds (can be put together upon request), telephone, corner bathtubs (20 rooms + 1 handicap adjusted with shower), minibar, shower, bathrobes, work desk, lounge chair, hairdryer, radio, TV (local, CNN, TCM and other). Private veranda facing river/outdoor hot tubs (11 rooms). Breakfast buffet included.
Deluxe room: Mount Hekla (3 rooms) or Eystri Ranga river view, twin or double beds, work desk, CD player, DVD player, radio, TV (local, CNN, TCM and other), mini Jacuzzi- or corner bathtub, shower, sofa, minibar, bathrobes, assortment of soaps & candles and a hairdryer. Breakfast buffet included.
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