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Accommodation. Restaurant. Bar. Adventure Tours. Midgard is your base for adventure travel in South Iceland. We are a local family business offering a unique combo: with Midgard Base Camp as hostel/hotel, Midgard Restaurant & Bar and Midgard Adventure as a tour operator and travel agency. Meet and chat here with locals and fellow travelers. Events such as concerts of local Icelandic artists, yoga-classes and others are taking place at Midgard Base Camp on a regular basis. A sweet plus for only the overnight guests, Midgard offers a rooftop hot tub and sauna with spectacular views on gracing horses, mountains and the world famous Eyjafjallajokull.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Street parking
Wifi
Sauna
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Karaoke
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
Kitchenware
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more

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Dufthaksbraut 14, Hvolsvollur 860 Iceland
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5.0 of 5 bubbles553 reviews
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Midgard Base Camp stands out for its cozy and friendly atmosphere, with guests frequently lauding its private and comfortable rooms. Despite some comments about the rooms being overly bright and occasionally noisy, the cleanliness across the board is highly commended. Reviewers often highlight the hostel's excellent value, particularly noting the fully equipped kitchen and affordable lodging options. The hotel's amenities, including a sauna and hot tub, receive high praise, though there is a desire for extended hours of access. Travelers also appreciate the knowledgeable staff and the hotel's prime location, which offers easy access to local attractions and services.
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andybaker1878 wrote a review Nov 2023
Northwich, United Kingdom
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I travelled by myself to Iceland and stayed at Midgard in a private room. The staff all very friendly, food very good and loved the facilities especially the rooftop hot tub. I was very lucky to experience an explosive Aurora right over Midgard on my first night which made this stay even more memorable in this amazing country. I have recommended this place to my friends already who are visiting Iceland soon.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Voyage57843898427 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is definitely the place that I will stay again. Bed is super comfy, also have a curtain to keep your privacy. Lots of shower rooms and hot water can wash away your tiredness of all day travel. The atmosphere of the hostel is chill. Staff are friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jilayne wrote a review Oct 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Through my Travel Advisor @VidereTravel, we (my husband and another couple) were arranged a 4 night stay at Midgard Base Camp. We were picked up at the airport by the guide we reserved through Midgard Adventure and from that moment on we were treated like family by the Midgard staff. This was MORE than a hostel and honestly the relationships that can develop from travel experiences sometimes become the core memories and the gorgeous nature is just the icing on the cake! The restaurant has an incredible chef, extremely friendly and diverse wait staff that are experienced and professional. The rooms (we had a private room with our own bath as did our friends) were very clean, minimalistic (which I like because it feels fresh and clean) and quiet surprisingly. The decor felt modern and inviting at the same time. Not too bougie yet bougie enough for traveling professional adults, students we met, newly engaged couples, and groups of local friends meeting for one night away. We had absolutely incredible personal experiences three days in a row with Midgard Adventure and our guides. One guide, Jón Gísli became family, Gina is an incredible human and energy and I hope we always stay in touch. Life is about doing things that don’t suck…with people that don’t suck! :) Thank you Midgard for an incredible experience both with the adventures and at the base camp!
Cheers!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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connormcnally wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I could not say a bad thing about my stay at Midguard. The accommodation itself was clean, tidy and cosy. The staff (Hildur in particular) were extremely helpful, advising about weather and road conditions (I visited in winter), things to do in the area, places to eat and general knowledge about the local area and other parts of Iceland. The restaurant food and breakfast was exceptionally good with a wide variety of options and very reasonably priced. Good facilities to make your own food too.

I also embarked on one of Midguards tours to Þórsmörk Valley with their guide Stefan. He was super polite and was a pleasure to spend the day with. Keeping the group reassured and making the trip both comfortable and adventurous.

A great story behind this family run business and that really shows.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Danielle L wrote a review Nov 2021
Norwood, Massachusetts
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I hadn’t actually planned on going to Iceland but a series of Google turns led me to the Midgard base camp website and I was suddenly obsessed with getting there. Over a few weeks time my personal obsession gained ground and I had several friends onboard. We booked the 4 day Northern lights tour for my 49th birthday. The tour included, rooms at basecamp, all our meals and transportation from the airport and to Reykjavik, and guided tours each day in their phenomenal vehicles named Frigg and Freyja. Our group of 11 included my 19 year old son and 76 year old mother and lots of friends in their 40s and 50s. Normally I plan every vacation down to the last detail but with this trip I decided to leave my fate in the hands of the locals and trust that they would show me the best of this amazing country. They did not disappoint! My 49th birthday was amazing! Hikes, waterfalls, cake!, live music, wonderful locals, my heart is happy! Oh…and the basecamp …we had three rooms: two family rooms and one 6 person bunk all with shared bathroom and showers. Everything was clean and comfortable. Hot tub and sauna were lovely. Food excellent! We did have to cancel our glacier hike due to high winds and never saw the northern lights but plan B led us chasing waterfalls throughout the country side and was spectacular. I can’t wait to go back and explore some more!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kayla I wrote a review Feb 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We sadly only stayed at Midgard but wish we could have visited longer, because the whole experience was so perfect! The room was comfy & cozy (especially loved the blankets!!!) and has everything you need, even usb plugs for chargers. The rooftop hot tub and sauna was sooooo lovely and relaxing - they have towel dryers and shoe dryers as well. The property and views are simple but so beautiful. The best part for us was probably the food and service and just general lounge areas. We had the most delicious dinner and afterwards the chef came out to ask us how it was which was such a nice touch. After dinner we hung out in the lounge area where they usually will have live music, and finished off our bottle of wine from dinner on the swing chairs. In the morning they have a super nice breakfast set up (extra charge) where you can watch the sun come up over the field and mountains. The staff was really so friendly and accommodating and was the cherry on top of this perfect experience. Soooo highly recommend a stay at Midgard Base Camp and truly hope one day to come visit again!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Fiona G wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first visit to Iceland and we chose to stay at Midgard for one night. After staying, I would definitely stay for longer next time. The lounge areas are great and the kitchen facilities make planning lunch on the go so easy! The location is also good for exploring that part of the South Coast.
We had a family room which was spacious and very clean. We also used the hot tub which was very welcomed after a long day of exploring. There are lots of facilities for drying clothes and shoes, and it has been designed in a very thoughtful way
Will def recommend Midgard to friends and family
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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WonderingBeast wrote a review Mar 2020
Princeton, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is clean and comfortable. It has a sauna and a hot tub on the roof. The hot tub is open 24 hours and it's filled with natural hot spring water. Perhaps the main downsides would be that the kitchen, bar and restaurant are only open until 10:00 pm, something to consider if you arrive late and hungry. Overall a wonderful place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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john wrote a review Jul 2023
Cushendall, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Midgard Hostel was the best hostel I stayed at in July 2023. The dormitory provides spacious bunks with privacy curtains. The family run hostel has a comfy common area to relax, drink and eat each day. The restaurant offers excellent high quality food for a range of price points. The friendly, helpful staff provide good local knowledge in the excellent location to explore nearby highlights such as Gluggafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfall, Porsmork, Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar via offroad tour.
The hostel also offers a sauna and hot tub for guests to use between 4-10pm each evening. Note that when staying in a dormitory communal showers are located away at the end of the corridor, requiring a short walk in communal corridor between shower and bedrooms. I'd recommend this hostel to other travellers. The only draw backs were the short wall from shower to bedroom and a mediocre night sleep. Both of these are common in hostel accommodation when sharing a room with other guests. Overall this is a great choice if it suits your itinerary and is budget friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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meg272023 wrote a review Jul 2023
Prescott, Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Midgard Base Camp was awesome! We arrived around 11pm and although checkin was closed the staff still greeted us and gave us the needed information. This space was so hip and fun! We got to our room, unpacked, and enjoyed the remaining heat in the outdoor sauna before the heat died down (as they turn it off every night). It was amazing. The view from our room was of playful horses frolicking in the fields. Each room had a name from a landmark in Iceland and this was the only place that we stayed that had boot driers in the Hallway! So convenient! There was also a wash machine and dryer. We really liked that the showers and bathrooms were separate. We went downstairs and wrote postcards in the lounge while sitting on the fun swing chairs. We loved the mod decorations too. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were spacious! The next morning, the breakfast was the best that we had at any guesthouse/hotel in Iceland. Yum! It’s also awesome because on the back door of the WC stalls there is the Midgard story which I really enjoyed reading. It was cool to see the family who created Midgard working there at the desk. They have a separate desk for the adventures that they also guide if you wanted to add to your stay. The amenities were wonderful! (Sauna and hot spring/tub, lounge space, great food, etc.) Midgard was also in a great location, just off the main road of Holsvollur, near the meeting space for different tours, next to a gas station, a grocery store, and a really cute local craft shop. The designers of Midgard really turned the warehouse district into a retreat! Loved it!! Thank you 🌻💕

Disliked · We wish that the sauna and hotspring/hot tub were open later than 22:00 or earlier than 16:00 as we came back late from a day of exploration and would have loved to spend time utilizing the amenities. The only other thing I’d say is that the showers didn’t have great ventilation, so they had a slight musty smell.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Wouter Baeten
North Brabant Province, The Netherlands2 contributions
I would say it is kind of too far, as it is 2 hrs drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
AMDAYU asked a question Apr 2018
Danbury, Connecticut7 contributions
What is a difference between a family room for 4 vs quadruple room?
Answer from Midgard Adventure
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
Hi AMDAYU, Thank you for your question! A family room includes a bunk bed and 2 twin beds (that can also be put together to a double bed). This room is always "private". The Quadruple room is for up to 4 people too, but has 2 bunk beds. And one can either rent only a bed or the full room (so you might share this room with other people). Both rooms have sharing bathrooms. I hope this answer your question? Best regards, Stefan
Tango23ca asked a question Jan 2018
San Diego, California38 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi, are towels provided in the bathrooms?
Answer from Camper752500
1 contribution
No, but you can rent them for 300 ISK
Paradise783052 wrote a tip Jun 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A great addition to the ring road itinerary. Stay several nights."
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Oscar D wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring swimming equipment as there is a spa and sauna"
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Natalie K wrote a tip Oct 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the hot tub and sauna! "
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Carrie B wrote a tip Sep 2023
San Francisco, California8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In the winter, the weather dominates tour capabilities and experiences so give it more time at this location to catch great weather"
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Bradford R wrote a tip Sep 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hot tub and bar closes at 11. No late nights party vibes here but do you really need that after full days exploring?!"
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$156 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Midgard Base Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Midgard Base Camp?
Nearby attractions include Lava Centre (0.6 miles), UNA Local Product (0.3 miles), and Saga Center (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Midgard Base Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Midgard Base Camp?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Midgard Base Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Midgard Base Camp?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Midgard Base Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Midgard Restaurant & Bar, Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, and Valhalla restaurant and saga center.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Midgard Base Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a rooftop pool, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Midgard Base Camp located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Hvolsvollur.
Are any cleaning services offered at Midgard Base Camp?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Midgard Base Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Midgard Base Camp?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Caves of Hella (8.4 miles) and Keldur (7.0 miles).
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