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Located along the Ranga River, this property is just off Iceland’s Ring Road. It offers an on-site restaurant with a bar and terrace, as well as basic cottages with an electric kettle.

Guests at Cafe Arhus Hellu can choose accommodations with either private or shared bathrooms. All include views of the surrounding nature, some feature cooking hobs and a fridge.

BBQ equipment and a children’s playground in the garden are available. Arhus Hellu’s service building has a communal kitchen and dining area. Guests can also enjoy free WiFi in public areas.

The Great Geysir is a 45-minute drive from the cottages, while Hekla volcano is a 30-minute drive away. Central Reykjavik is 56 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús has been welcoming guests since Jun 12, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Asian

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • One of the things my wife really wants to do is check out the Northern lights. Is this property good for that or at least nearby? Thank you.
    Hi, It's one of the best places in town, Our area is completely dark, and with the river view you'll take some great pictures Best regards, Árhús Staff
    Answered on 4 February 2020
  • Hi, I was wondering if there is a possibility to wash our clothes at your hostel? And how much it will cost? We are going to camp and after a couple of days stay at your hostel, so it would be nice if we could wash our clothes :-) Thanks in advance, Charlotte
    Hello Charlotte, We have washers and dryers at our property. The fee is 800 ISK per wash and dry. The machines are coin operated and we have coins available at our reception. Best regards, Árhús Team.
    Answered on 24 January 2022
  • Góðan dag, er það hægt að koma með hund? Með kæra kveðja, Anita Bella
    Sæl Anita, Já, við leyfum hunda í herbergunum okkar. Bestu kveðjur, Árhús.
    Answered on 24 January 2022
  • 2 adults and 2 kids check in 21st july, check out 23rd. 2 adults and 1 kid check in 21st, check out 22nd. Do you have 2 next to each other?
    Yes, all our d cabin are next to each other
    Answered on 7 September 2020

Hosted by Arnar Freyr Olafsson

Host Review Score

Arnar Freyr Olafsson
Árhús is located along the Ranga River,100 km east of Reykjavík on Route 1. Set in idyllic fields on the banks of the river, we offer cottage and sleeping bag accommodation, in addition to a campsite. On site there is a popular restaurant!
The staff of Árhús are familiar with the hiking trails in the South, especially those that are nearby. We know of trails that few people know about and therefore you can hike in solitude. We can also help you find a guide who will ensure your safety.
Hella is an ideal base camp in the South of Iceland for travelling to the most beautiful sights Iceland has to offer: It also used as a stop for before and after the two most famous hikes in Iceland. Þórsmörk to Skógar and Laugevegur.
Languages spoken: Danish,German,English,Spanish,Hungarian,Icelandic,Norwegian
Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Árhús Restaurant
    • Open for
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional
Amenities of Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús
Most popular amenities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • View
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Playground
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Concierge
    • Tour desk
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Soundproof
    • Private entrance
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • Danish
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Hungarian
    • Icelandic
    • Norwegian

    House rules

    Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM


    From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Although all rates are quoted in EUR, please note that charges will be made in ISK according to the exchange rate on the day that the charge is made.

    If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Cafe Arhus Hellu in advance.

    Please inform Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús

    • Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús has 1 restaurant:

      • Árhús Restaurant

    • The prices at Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Room options at Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús include:

      • Vacation Home
      • Triple

    • Check-in at Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Playground
      • Horseback riding
      • Bicycle rental

    • Ranga Riverside Cabins - Árhús is 1,000 feet from the center of Hella.