Hotel Rangá Observatory is located only 5-minutes from our hotel. On most clear nights we offer guided tours of the night sky with Iceland's leading astronomy-experts, Sævar Helgi Bragason.
Pictures say more than a thousand words
Rangá’s observatory allows guests to take the stargazing experience to a whole new level.
Picture of M42, The Orion Nebula taken in the Hotel Rangá Observatory.
Hotel Rangá Observatory in February 2019. Picture by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir.
The Moon. Picture by Sævar Helgi Bragason.
Our guests enjoying the night-sky. Picture by Sævar Helgi Bragason.
One of our local astronomers at work. Most clear nights we offer guided tours of the night sky.
The observatory itself has a retractable roof offering a 360 degree view of the night sky with no trees or large buildings in the way.
DoubleClusterS by one of our local astronomers Gísli M.
We have three telescopes in our observatory. One is a big reflector, used to see faint and faraway objects, some many millions of light years away. The other two are refractors of the highest quality offering crystal clear and tack-sharp views of nebulas, star clusters, the Moon and planets.