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“This year just sucks!”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Words by Stefan Michel, operational manager and co-owner. It’s November and usually at this time of the year, Midgard Base Camp would be buzzing with life. People would be checking-in, excited, hoping to see the...

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Björg, our CEO, during Covid times

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Words by Björg Árnadóttir, Midgard's CEO, nurse, yoga teacher, mountain lover, runner, biker....the list is endless! Since 2013 I have been working as the CEO of Midgard. I resigned from my previous work in 2013 and...

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Hvolsvöllur, Iceland in a nutshell

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Hvolsvöllur is Iceland in a nutshell - from world-famous but also secret waterfalls to endless black sand beaches, hidden caves and canyons, mountains built by trolls with awesome view points, forests (!), active...

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What NOT to do whilst in Iceland

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]We get it. You’ve seen those #travelismypassion instagram shots from Iceland, seen Bieber dancing around the country (trampling all that beautiful, delicate moss), listened to a friend of a friend who said you could...

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How I got “stuck” in Iceland…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Words by Stefan Michel, operational manager and co-owner. My love story with Iceland began with an internship offer in a hotel in Hvolsvöllur back in 2007. All my friends that studied with me at the hotel management...

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8 Expert Tips for Travelling Solo in Iceland

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Travelling solo? Here are our top 8 tips to make your experience a little less daunting. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]A lot of people travel to Iceland from all over the globe, and a huge number...

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How to Discover Iceland’s Untouched Beauty

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] It’s no secret that Iceland is home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]From glacier lagoons to sweeping, lush valleys and, of course, the...

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Interview Series: WheelchairTravel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] One hand, no legs and a wheelchair to rely on – you’d think this would stop you from travelling the world! [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Consumed with wanderlust from a young age, John Morris thought his...

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Iceland’s Top 3 Camping Spots

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] So you’re thinking of camping in Iceland? [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Iceland is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that there are over 170 registered...

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Interview Series: MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Ever dreamt about travelling the world but reality is a 9-5 job and a mortgage to pay? What if we said you can do both? [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Meet Vicki, the former Lawyer with an instagram profile that...

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To Base Camp!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of many compelling Midgard Adventure stories that we couldn't help but share. Read on to discover what a Midgard Adventure looks like through the eyes of a fellow adventurer.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]For...

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6 Reasons Why We Love Hvolsvöllur, Iceland

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Midgard Base Camp and our tour and travel agency, Midgard Adventure, are located in the lovely town of Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland. In our opinion, it’s the best place to stay in Iceland if you’re on the hunt for adventure, which is...

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5 Reasons To Visit Iceland In Summer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Looking for an excuse to visit Iceland this summer? Look no further. We’ve put down five reasons why you should visit Iceland during summer. If you need more, check out our ultimate guide to summer in Iceland. It’s...

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The Hiker’s Guide to Iceland

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Anyone who’s visited Iceland will know what we mean when we say that it’s a hiker’s paradise. The land seems to have been made for hikers! So, pack your boots and grab your walking poles; it’s time to discover Iceland...

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The Definitive Guide To Summer In Iceland

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]If the magic of the Northern Lights entices you to visit Iceland in winter then surely everlasting days, with the sun still shining at midnight, will convince you to embark on a summer break here too. Activities...

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10 Facts You Need To Know About Iceland

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Whether you want to learn more about Iceland before you visit or just brush up on your general knowledge, you've come to the right page. Iceland is a land of mystery and intrigue, ensuring there are plenty weird, wild...

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How Iceland Got Its Name

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Have you been enjoying the History Channel’s epic Vikings Series? At the moment, the saga is focused on the discovery of Iceland and whilst the silver screen tends to glamourise historical events, Viking’s creator...

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How to get to Midgard Base Camp

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]It's surprisingly easy to get to Midgard Base Camp. In this article we share how to get here, so you can enjoy a seamless start to your Icelandic adventure.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Midgard Base...

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The Etymology of Midgard (Miðgarður)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]When conjuring up our name – Midgard or Miðgarður in Icelandic – we wanted people to be intrigued by it. We wanted them to ask what it meant and to be able to reply with a story that was impressive and left them...

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Midgard Base Camp Gets The Hollywood Treatment!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]What do Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Midgard Base Camp have in common? They all filmed in Iceland! That’s right, we’re proud to introduce the Midgard Base Camp film which gives an insight into what it’s like to stay...

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How to Photograph the Northern Lights

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]A guide to photographing the Northern Lights! There's more to it than using your phone, so get prepared before you reach Iceland by reading this guide.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]A lot of...

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Icelandic Customs and Cultures

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Iceland fuses the best of both worlds. It is a country that treasures and celebrates its cultural traditions and history whilst championing an innovative and forward-thinking mentality within its society. If you’re...

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The Ultimate Guide To Iceland In Winter 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]"The true allure of Iceland is that it's like nowhere else on the planet, largely because of the way it has formed over time, both geographically and culturally. There's a sense of adventure you get from arriving in a...

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