Glaciers & Waterfalls under the Northern Lights

Aurora Arched Over The Hotel Ranga

Aurora Arched Over The Hotel Ranga

Sleep Under The Northern Lights In Iceland

Located On The Edge Of Vatnajökull National Park

Located On The Edge Of Vatnajökull National Park

Photo Credits: Jan Mastnik

Sumptuous Luxury

Sumptuous Luxury

Treat Yourself To A Themed Junior Suite

Discover The Kerid Crater Lake In South Iceland

Discover The Kerid Crater Lake In South Iceland

Photo Credits: Elenaburn

Winter View Over Skogafoss Waterfall

Winter View Over Skogafoss Waterfall

Photo Credits: Sergey Didenko

Glaciers & Waterfalls under the Northern Lights

By day soak up South Iceland’s unique cocktail of sights; the falling water curtains that are the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the foam pounding on Dryrholaey’s black sand beaches and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. By night fine dine, soak in a hot tub under the starlit sky, and perhaps the Northern Lights, whilst enjoying the countryside charms of the Hotel Ranga.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGION

SKÓGAFOSS AND SELJALANDSFOSS - Two of Iceland's plunge falls: Seljalandfoss spills straight off the cliffs of the former coastline side dropping straight down into a shallow pool at your feet whilst Skogafoss produces so much spray it's invariably arched with a rainbow.

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE - An unmissable trio of sights that are a ‘must do’ for every Iceland visitor. The double fall at Gulfoss makes it unique; the eponymous Geysir area gave the world the name. Last but not least Þingvellir, where the early Vikings gave up rape and pillage in favour of parliamentary democracy.

DYRHÓLÆY - Is the southernmost tip of Iceland, signatured by a rock arch that the sea has eroded from the headland from whence the name comes. Puffins and eider ducks are prolific here in summer but the cliffs are multicultural with fulmars, guillemots and kittiwakes all vying for space with each other.

JOKULSARLON LAGOON - Set back just slightly from the main road, the Lagoon's luminous blue iceburgs, some tinted with black volcanic dust, float in the Lagoon for several years gradually self sculpting themselves in to different shapes before finally working there way out to sea. Converted DUKWS (ducks) carry you between the bergs, some an opaque white and others a translucent blue, but all slowly shrinking to a size small enough to slip out to sea. 

DAY 1 Hella
Arrive at Keflavik airport, collect your hire car and drive to Hella and the Hotel Ranga for a 3-night stay. Celebrate your arrival with a gourmet dinner (payable locally).
DAY 2 South Iceland and Optional Private Super Jeep Tour
Explore the area independently or opt for a Super Jeep safari where your private guide will introduce you to the key attractions of the region with off-road driving.
DAY 3 South Iceland
After breakfast you could take a drive along the outwash plains to Jökulsárlón Lagoon, try horse riding or take the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar Islands – the Pompeii of the North.
DAY 4 South Iceland and the Golden Circle
Drive up to the Geysir geothermal area with its bubbling mud pits, then Gullfoss and continue to Thingvellir National Park before driving on to Reykjavik, overnighting at the Hotel Centrum for your final night.
DAY 5 UK
Explore the historic centre of Reykjavik or drive to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the warm, milky blue waters before dropping off the hire car in time for your return flight home.
Hotel Ranga
Hotel Ranga
Set in lush meadowland against a backdrop of Mount Hekla and Eyjafallajokull in the distance is Hotel Ranga. Just under 1½ hrs easy drive from Reykjavik, this ranch style hotel is a ideal for those desiring luxury charm and comfort in the heart of the countryside. An acclaimed gourmet restaurant prides itself on using the finest locally sourced ingredients including fish from Iceland’s finest Salmon River situated next to the hotel. The cosy and amply stocked bar is ideal for an aperitif and snug seating areas offer a place to unwind, read a book, play a board game or billiards. A wide choice of accommodation includes standard rooms with private WC/bathtub and shower, larger deluxe rooms have a sofa, tea/coffee making facilities and indoor Jacuzzi baths. The crowning glory are the junior and master suites designed and themed after 7 continents and which feature authentic fixtures, fittings and artwork sourced from the respective destinations. All rooms have views of the river or Mt. Hekla Volcano and access to the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs where you can relax under a star lit sky. Away from any urban light pollution the hotel is a perfect spot for catching the Northern Lights further assisted by a personal Aurora Alarm should they appear after you have retired to the comfort of your room.
Centrum Hotel
Centrum Hotel
A stylish modern hotel with an exterior sympathetically in keeping with the surrounding clapboard buildings. It is located in a quiet enclave in the heart of the old city close to restaurants and shops. During construction of the property the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement period, along with Iceland’s oldest human remains, were found. These now form part of an exhibition in the hotel
.• City Centre • Quite location • Icelandic cuisine • Café/bar