A prestigious UK luxury travel magazine, The Luxury Travel Guide, has selected South Iceland as ‘Activity Destination of the Year 2018’ – and we think they’re spot on! Of course, we’re pretty biased at Midgard Base Camp, but now you don’t have to listen to us, just look at the award. Well, you can listen to us too; a combination of both is best.

Why South Iceland?

To us, it’s not really surprising that South Iceland won the award; at Midgard we think it’s the greatest place on Earth! Why? Well now you’re asking…

We could go on for days about why we love South Iceland so we’ll try and keep this as brief as possible.

Firstly, there’s the abundance of different states of nature that you can see. Despite general assumptions, Iceland isn’t a barren, frost covered land or giant ice cube – although we do have a whole lot of extraordinary glaciers, plenty of snow and opportunities to get familiar with skis and snow-bikes, we also have loads of sunny green-spaces. Mossy mountains, waterfalls and meandering rivers often come as a pretty great surprise to visitors. You can also check out volcanoes and black-sand beaches if you fancy it. Why not – we have it all!

South Iceland is home to a wealth of incredible sights that are breathtaking examples of natural beauty, including Reynisfjara, Gulfoss, Geysir, the Golden Circle, Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss

That’s not to mention all the stunning UNESCO designed Geoparks, including FjallabakEyjafjallajökull and Þórsmörk.

Nature really did a good job when it formed Iceland!

This vast and ever-changing landscape makes South Iceland the perfect choice for an outdoor activity destination. Trust us when we say you’ll never have a day of not knowing what to do!

Explore from Our Base Camp

Our base camp is perfectly located in Southern Iceland amongst all the hot-spots we’ve just mentioned. Whether you want to spend your days and nights hiking through our glorious mountains, trekking between glaciers or gazing skywards to watch the spectacle of the Northern Lights, we can help you get there.

Our team are super friendly and total experts on Iceland – even if we do say so ourselves! We even have trips that you can sign-up for, which is great if you’re an Iceland newbie or are looking to share your experiences with groups of like-minded, awesome people (who will soon become your best mates). Our trips ensure you see the best of Southern Iceland and get the most out of every adventure you go on. For inspiration, check out Midgard Adventure’s new four-day trip!

If you would rather explore the natural wonders of South Iceland on a luxurious private tour, we can arrange this too. Feel free to get in touch to discover more!

When it comes to our base camp accommodation, we think we’ve perfected the idea of a friendly, inclusive hostel that keeps the luxury and comforts of both hotels and homes.

With tasty home-cooked meals, social areas where you can chill out and meet new people and plenty of cosy beds, you’ll find everything you need here. We want to make sure that your South Iceland experience is the best it can be – and that starts with great accommodation and awesome people!

If you’d like to find out more about the Midgard Base camp or have any questions about South Iceland, feel free to get in touch with our team and we’ll do our best to help you out.