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Why we like it
- Consistently voted one of the best hotels in the world due to its unique location
- Master suites are designed and themed after each of the seven continents
- Most rooms have Jacuzzis overlooking the river or Mt Hekla volcano
- The restaurant has an excellent reputation for using mostly local organic produce
- Very well stocked bar and lounge area, perfect for relaxing
- Roll-off roof observatory is great for stargazing or searching for the Northern Lights
Exclusive to A&K clients
- One bottle of wine per room
- Room upgrade at check in, subject to availability
- Early check in and late check out, subject to availability
*Terms and conditions apply, speak to a travel consultant for more information
Ben was very friendly and enthusiastic right from the start. He seemed very knowledgeable about Iceland, and suggested a few extra excursions we had not even considered.
- JM, Lonodn
Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only four star hotel in South Iceland. Offering all the facilities and services of a modern resort, the Ranga is located about an hour from the capital of Reykjavik, in the middle of the south's stunning natural scenery. Around the hotel you'll find many of the island's main attractions, such as Mt Hekla, the famous volcano, several glaciers and the Westman Islands. It's perfect for visits all year round for a true taste of the 'real' Iceland. Located on the banks of Iceland's premiere salmon river, the hotel's restaurant naturally makes good use of the local produce, offering inspired Nordic cuisine with a hint of French and Italian flair.
The accommodation is comfortable and homely, but we love the suites for their eclectic design. Designed and themed around the continents, you may be in Iceland but in your suite you could find yourself in Asia, Australia or Antarctica. The Africa suite is a particular favourite, with its zebra stripes and traditional ceiling. We can arrange with the hotel to have your room set up exactly to your requirements on arrival, whether that's a bath bomb or a birthday cake, and the hotel will even wake you up (gently, of course) should the Northern Lights make an appearance.
Best time to be there
June to September is a great time to enjoy a mild ocean climate thanks to the Gulf Stream. It is relatively mild in winter and cool in summer but this is when you can enjoy almost 24 hours of daylight. The weather can change several times during the day. In midwinter, whilst there is little daylight, it is one of the best times to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).
Keflavik, approximately 30 minutes from Reykjavik
3 hours non-stop
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Suggested itineraries in Iceland
Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet
Nights: 24 | from £122,915pp
Join an exotic, around-the-world expedition personally designed and accompanied by A&K founder Geoffrey Kent. Snorkel the coral reefs of French Polynesia, discover Borneo's elusive orangutan and snowmobile across a glacier in Iceland, enjoying privileged insider access, five-star hospitality and the comforts of our privately chartered Boeing 757 featuring fully reclining first-class seats.
Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland
Nights: 14 | from £10,970pp
Join A&K's seasoned expedition team for an enriching experience like no other to the islands of the High Arctic Svalbard archipelago in Norway, less than 600 miles from the geographic North Pole.
Highlights of Iceland – Self Drive
Nights: 5 | from £2,365pp
If you're independent travellers who like to explore a country under your own steam, this epic self-drive tour of Iceland could be just the ticket, giving you freedom to shape your days as you choose.
Nights: 7 | from £5,700pp
Just a short flight from the UK, this Icelandic itinerary offers families a fun-filled week of the great geothermal outdoors, loads of adventure, and just a tiny bit of culture.
Iceland's Northern Lights Wonderland
Nights: 3 | from £3,550pp
For a short winter break there is nothing more invigorating than a visit to Iceland when the air is crisp and the night sky is black, for the best chance of witnessing the ethereal Northern Light in all their shimmering glory by night, while exploring the majestic countryside by day.
Tropics to the Arctic 2017
Nights: 25 | from £107,500pp
Set out on a globe-spanning journey designed by A&K's pioneering founder Geoffrey Kent. Sample exotic destinations ranging from Easter Island and the Philippines to Uzbekistan and Iceland, enjoying unique insider access, five-star hospitality and the comforts of A&K's chartered Boeing 757 with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.
Reykjavik City Break
Nights: 3 | from £995pp
Taking inspiration from New York, London and Scandinavia, Reykjavik is cool in both design and temperature; a perfect winter break from the UK just a short hop across the North Sea.
Classic Summer Iceland
Nights: 7 | from £7,245pp
Spend seven days exploring the natural wonders and majestic rugged beauty of Iceland in the summer, when the kaleidoscope colours of the countryside are at their most striking.
Classic Winter Iceland
Nights: 6 | from £5,590pp
Spend seven days exploring the natural wonders and majestic rugged beauty of Iceland in the winter, when you have the best chance of seeing the ethereal Northern Light in all their shimmering glory