Set in the meadowland that skirts Iceland’s southern coastline against a backdrop of Mount Hekla, the Ranga started life as a private fishing lodge alongside its eponymous salmon-laden river.
Rooms have everything you need including flat screen TV; free Wi-Fi; telephone; bathtub or shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers; minibar; coffee and tea-maker; 24 hour room service, laundry and wake-up service. Centre stage in the hotel’s restaurant is a signature Surf & Turf dish translated into an herbaceous roast lamb paired with meaty, buttery steamed lobster, and a skyr dessert that’s to die for.
Notwithstanding everything that’s gone on here over the years the hotel has kept its very personal owner driven style and ambience. Never one to let meadow land grass grow under his feet(!), Fredrik recently oversaw the building of an observatory with two 11-inch Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain computerized telescopes from which you can see even the detail of Saturn’s rings..