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.
Midgard Base Camp offers a perfect location from which to explore everything Iceland has to offer.
Set in Hvolsvollur, South Iceland, Midgard Base Camp’s rural location allows guests to enjoy all the natural wonders of our country. From clear views of the northern lights to an abundance of exciting activities and adventures and breathtaking landscapes that have been used to film blockbuster films and epic series such as Star Wars and Game of Thrones.
And guess what?
We’re only a one-hour twenty-minute drive from Reykjavik.
So Midgard Base Camp offers the best of both worlds. It’s located perfectly to take advantage of the best of South Iceland, which has been voted Activity Destination of the year 2018! But it’s not so rural that you will spend your whole time travelling to get here and it’s an easy journey too – what are you waiting for!
Whether you’re staying with us for part or the duration of the trip, here are the best ways to reach Midgard Base Camp:
- The DIY Approach – Rent a car
Rent a car from Reykjavik Airport and drive yourself to Midgard Base Camp! As mentioned, the drive is only one-hour twenty-minutes long. We know some of you commute for longer than that! Take a look at the exact route on Google Maps.
Here’s everything you need to know about renting a car in Iceland.
- Take the bus
There is a good connection between Reykjavik and Hvolsvollur via public bus. Route 52 runs directly from the main bus terminal BSI from 6.54 am and throughout the day. There are more connections from the bus station at Mjódd. The official website is the best place to plan your journey to Base Camp, check it out here https://www.straeto.is/en.
- From the airport
The best way to get to Midgard Base Camp from the airport is to use the Flybus System to get to the main terminal, Reykjavik BSI, and from there to use the public planner to coordinate with the routes mentioned above.
- Private Tours
A nifty way to get yourself to Base Camp is to tie it in with a private tour via Midgard Adventure. To do so book a multi-day itinerary and include airport pick-up, you can even stop at sights on the way to Hvolsvollur!
There are two main attraction routes we normally take. Going through either the Reykjanes Peninsula and viewing the brilliant sights there or through the Golden Circle. For more information visit the Midgard Adventure website.
Planning to travel around Iceland on bike?
Midgard Base Camp is a great point to stop for a break. It’s located in the heart of the south next to the main road NR1. It’s a great overnight destination for bikers and a good day route from the airport, Golden Circle area and Reykjavik – depending on how fast you can cycle.
Cyclists will have access to the Midgard Base Camp garage and the tools to maintain their bikes and keep them safe during the night. There is also a dry room with plenty of space for tents and camping equipment.
Got any questions about getting to Midgard Base Camp? Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team!