What we do

Velkomin heim, welcome home. Midgard is an ideal Icelandic Base Camp, a home-from-home, for all types of travelers, from the rugged to the ragged.

Midgard is a place to stop-by, a place to have a chat, to relax, to eat, to have a drink and/or to stay over in our super comfy accommodation. Mixing and mingling is greatly encouraged in Midgard, for staff, travelers and locals alike. As well as informality being a key Midgard concept, your visit/stay may also include a slightly more formal music session held on Midgard some evenings.

Midgard Base Camp is very much a place from which to come and go, before and after exploring the spectacular natural environments that are all around. Midgard is a place to tell your stories of the day and to hear those of others. Midgard is a place to relax, to refresh and to recharge (both yourself and your camera and ‘phone batteries!).

Come and feel very cozy in Midgard Base Camp!

Location and surroundings

Midgard is located in central South Iceland on the eastern edge of a small village with an almost unpronounceable name, Hvolsvöllur (give it a try: “Kvols-vott-lur”). Midgard is very easily reached by driving just a few metres off the “1” ring road (so no need for any rough gravel track driving!). Midgard is only a two hour drive from Keflavík International Airport and just over an hour from the capital city of Reykjavík.

Midgard lies at the gateway to Katla Geopark, an area of Iceland specially recognised as containing a supreme collection of natural wonders. Midgard helps you to “open the gate” to these magical places that are right on your doorstep.

Midgard is situated amongst many geological gems such as the icecaps of Mýrdalsjökull, Eyjafjallajökull and Tindfjallajökull (don’t even try to pronounce these names – we will happily teach you, perhaps over a drink, always a help!). There are also many volcanoes, for example Katla, volcanic landscapes and striking glaciers, such as Gígjökull and Sólheimajökull, and many glorious landscapes such as Þórsmörk (every Icelanders’ Number 1 dream destination) and Fjallabak.

Mighty rivers are present too such as the Markárflót. Sometimes even these rivers cannot contain their excitement at flowing across Iceland’s glorious landscapes, overflowing with joy, especially during times of heavy rain (as can happen, occasionally in Iceland!) and dramatic glacial floods. There is an abundance of delightful waterfalls as well, for example, Seljalandsfoss (warmly viewable in all seasons, in clear weather, from our outdoor hot tub) and Skógafoss.

Ordinary people

The Midgard Family

Midgard Adventure and Midgard Base Camp are run by the same flock of friends and family. Through the last 6 years we have expanded carefully and put all our efforts in hiring local staff and friends from the area. Most of our guides are born and raised in the neighbourhood and therefore know their trails and tracks better than most.

At Midgard you can take advantage of all the knowledge in-house and get booking and travel assistance at our front desk.

No ordinary toys

The Midgard gear

At Midgard you will hopefully stumble on to some of our equipment and super jeep fleet. We are lucky enough to share our premises with Midgard Adventure who are running their operations from the Hostel offering both private and open tours and activities.

Perhaps you will find some exciting activities and tours on their page www.midgardadventure.is.