Rangá Recommends: March 2019

Updated: Jun 19, 2019


Picture by Jamie Carter

The month of Góa, the second-to-last month of winter according to the old Icelandic calendar, is now upon us. Back in the day, women would rise early on the first day of Góa, walk outside scantily dressed and recite a poem, welcoming the Góa into their home.


Book your stay directly at Hotel Rangá & you will receive a bottle of Prosecco. Continue to site.


In modern times, people use the first day of Góa as an opportunity to treat the special ladies in their lives to something special - here at Hotel Rangá we say why stop after the first day? Use the Góa to unwind a bit:


Relax with a rub

Take your Rangá experience to the next level by booking a massage for you and your partner. We offer 20, 30 and 60 minute sessions which you can follow up with a glass of wine and dip in one of our hot tubs overlooking the serene Rangá river.


For further information and prices please contact the reception by phone +354 487 5700 or by email hotelranga@hotelranga.is


Soak it all in

We recently took in bath salts from Angan skincare. Angan means fragrance, a fitting name for these lovely bath salts. They are produced with surplus salt from the same Icelandic manufacturer that makes the sea salt we use in our kitchen.

We recently took in baths salts from Angan skincare.

Angan’s ingredients are sustainably sourced, vegan, hand crafted and free from harmful compounds such as parabens, silicone, sulphates and formaldehyde. Ask about the salts at our front desk and then enjoy your fragrant detox.


Buns, bombs and ash

We have three big days coming up this month: Bun-day (March 4th), Fat-Tuesday or “bomb-day” (March 5th) and Ash-Wednesday (March 6th). Icelandic children used to hang bags of ash on people’s clothes on ash Wednesday, but these days they dress up in costumes a la Halloween and receive candy from shop owners for singing.



On Fat-Tuesday Icelanders stuff themselves with salted meat and lentil-soup until their stomachs “blow” while Bun-day is spent eating puff pastries filled with jam, cream, chocolate and whatever else people think to stuff their buns with.


Keep an eye out for something sweet around Hotel Rangá this Monday and make sure no one whacks you with a bun-stick or you’ll owe them a pastry.


Book your stay directly at Hotel Rangá & you will receive a bottle of Prosecco. Continue to site.