The Midgard Base Camp is a fantastic accommodation with a rooftop hot tub and spa located in the geothermal town of Hvolsvollur. Those eager to explore the South Coast, Golden Circle, and the Highlands from a rural accommodation tailored to adventurers should book their stay now.
Location & Nearby
The Midgard Base Camp and Restaurant are located in the town of Hvolsvollur in South Iceland, 66.5 miles (107 kilometers) east of Reykjavik. This town has shops, restaurants, and tourist information centers, making it a comfortable and convenient place to stay.
Furthermore, Hvolsvollur is within easy reach of two of Iceland’s most famous and breathtaking sightseeing routes, the South Coast and the Golden Circle. As such, the Midgard Base Camp is perfect for those who want to explore the best sites of Iceland.
Just 13.5 miles (22 kilometers) east, you’ll discover the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This spectacular feature falls from around 200 feet (60 meters) in front of a cavern, allowing you to encircle the cascade.
Continuing along the South Coast, you’ll find the Skogafoss waterfall, which doesn’t have a cavern but is just as tall as Seljalandsfoss and far more powerful. Further along the road, you’ll reach the Dyrholaey puffin-watching cliffs, the Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the Skaftafell Nature Reserve.
Ambitious travelers can even reach the iconic Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, 169.5 miles (273 kilometers) away.
Traveling in the opposite direction, you can explore the Golden Circle from the Midgard Base Camp and Restaurant. The Geysir geothermal area is 56 miles (90 kilometers) from the hotel, where you can witness hot springs such as Strokkur erupt with great force.
The Gullfoss waterfall is just a few minutes drive from here. Probably the country’s most famous waterfall, this incredible feature cascades over two drops into a dramatic valley.
The final major site of the Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, is just 60 miles (97 kilometers) away from the Midgard Base Camp. This site has impressive geology and fascinating history.
Another advantage of the Midgard Base Camp is its access to the Highlands. The Thorsmork Nature Reserve is particularly close, just 22 miles (35 kilometers) away.
Facilities & Amenities
Guests at the Midgard Base Camp can choose between a range of rooms and dorms based on their budgets and group sizes. Those who wish to have a private bathroom can choose between twin, double, or four-person family rooms. There are also family rooms with shared bathrooms.
All family rooms have spectacular views of the countryside and Eyjafjallajokull, the glacier volcano that erupted in 2010.
Those looking for more affordable accommodation can instead book a bed in a four or six-bed dorm.
Every guest has access to a communal kitchen to save money by self-catering. However, as its longer name suggests, the Midgard Base Camp and Restaurant has excellent dining facilities which cater to all dietary requirements.
You’ll also have access to a cafe and bar.
One of the greatest parts of staying at this accommodation is its rooftop hot tub and sauna. Enjoy the geothermal waters of Iceland with incredible views. This feature provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the midnight sun in summer and plenty of chances to watch the northern lights in winter.
The Midgard Base Camp has a tour operator on site that specializes in highland adventures. The staff members are experts in the area, booking your activities and providing you with the best recommendations.
High-speed Wi-Fi, parking, and laundry facilities are included in the price.
Why Choose Midgard Base Camp?
The Midgard Base Camp is an excellent choice of accommodation for all travelers with its diverse lodging options, ample facilities, and adventure opportunities. Check availability now by choosing a date.