3-Day Trail Running Adventure
“Unbelievable landscapes, small groups, local guides!”
✓ Best trail run in Iceland
✓Run through the unbeaten wilderness of Iceland
✓ Highlights of the highlands of Iceland:
Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, Fjallabak
✓ Reykjadalur hot spring ( geothermal) hike and bath (optional)
What is included:
✓ All meals
✓ Professional local running guides
✓ Accommodation at Midgard Basecamp
✓Rooftop sauna and hot tub.
✓All transport, 4×4 and minibus
What to expect?
We have put together this 3-day package that allows you to experience otherworldly landscapes of Iceland while running. We at Midgard believe that this is one of the best ways to explore Iceland, on foot and still able to cover a lot of ground, observe and to get to some of the most remote pearls in Icelandic nature.
Expect all kinds of terrain, buffed trails, small river crossings – we love loop courses to maximize the number of things to see on the trail.
We aim for 15-25km per/day – note that even this is not an ultra distance, the trails can be quite technical and can take us 4-6 hours to finish + transport getting in/out of the highlands = long days of adventure.
We check the weather and adjust the itinerary and thus make sure you get the most out of your stay.
✓ Rooftop Sauna ✓ Hot tub.
✓ Comfortable beds, ✓ Delicious homemade food, ✓ Local beer, ✓ Foosball table
We have created the ideal base for your adventure in Iceland and welcome you to our Midgard Base Camp. Centrally located on the south coast with limited travel distances to the sights and activities. At Base Camp, we have aimed at creating a family feeling where you can enjoy the rooftop sauna, hot tub, our restaurant, and the bar. We have amazing chefs at our restaurant that will make sure you get to taste delicious locally sourced produce. We cater for all diets, vegetarian and vegan as well as meat and fish eaters.
For more information check out Midgard Base Camp’s website.
The places that we will visit are some of the nicest spots in the Southern Highlands of Iceland.
Day 1. Þórsmörk, valley of the Thunder God Thor, sits amongst three sparkling ice caps, Mýrdalsjökull, Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. Sights include Gígjökull where powerful glacial floods escaped during the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Our local guides will vividly tell you much about this eruption, including stories only locals know about.
Endless of great trail running routes, with amazing scenery!
Day 2. Landmannalaugar is a remote and rugged volcanic landscape of orange & cream (rhyolite), blue and green mountains. Sitting atop the Mid Atlantic Ridge, natural hot springs abound.
We first drive around the base of Hekla, one of the most active volcanoes in Europe. The route then takes us through captivating, contorted lava flows that have emerged from a myriad of different craters and fissures.
After a proper trail run through mountain color madness, geothermal active places, and lava fields, delicious hot spring bathing offers a uniquely pleasurable experience. Remember to bring your swimwear if you want to take a dip in the natural hot spring.
Day 3. Midgard Surprise – Beautifully sculpted landscapes, vivid green with moss carpeting, lead through Þverárbotnar. Unbridged, grey, glacial meltwater rivers, from Myrdalsjökull, are crossed before entering Mælifellssandur’s black ash deserts. Laufafell offers more rugged encounters, its orange rhyolite rocks a dramatic contrast.
Want to know more?
Check out the detailed itinerary for a description for each day – (top of this page).
Book now and join a tour with a small group of fellow travelers or send us a request for a private tour!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN||Meet at Midgard Basecamp or contact us for a private transfer to our Base.|
|DURATION||3 days / 2 nights|
|WEAR||Running gear, and warm outdoor clothing. When your booking is confirmed, you will receive a detailed packing list.|
|DATES||If dates do not fit your travel schedule don´t hesitate to be in touch and we will try what we can to open up other dates.|
|FOR WHOM||For those who want an authentic experience and the ones that like to connect with the locals. For those who like to get up close to Iceland’s geographical wonders and experience all this on foot.|
|GROUP SIZE||There is a minimum of 4 participants for this tour. In case of fewer bookings, we will give you two choices: an alternative trip or a 100% refund. The average group size has been from 4-10 people.|
|TRANSPORTATION||Mini-bus and Super 4×4|
Did you know that Midgard Adventure is also a travel agency? We will happily arrange your entire holiday for you. Contact us.
- All meals (except breakfast on arrival day and dinner on departure day)
- 2 nights accommodation in bunk beds (6-bed dorm) at Midgard Base Camp.
An upgrade is available – see the information below.
- Professionally guided trail running tours every day.
- Super 4×4 transport
- Minibus transport
- Personal expenses
Upgrade of accommodation
Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you want an upgrade of your accommodation.
Option 1: Upgrade to a family room with a shared bathroom (for groups of 4): FREE
Option 2: Upgrade to a family room with a private bathroom: 2.550 ISK per person for all 3 nights for groups of 4 people.
Option 3: Upgrade to a double room with a private bathroom: 11.500 ISK per person for all 3 nights for 2 people / 23.000 ISK for solo travellers
Contact us for upgrades – HERE!
Private trip or an extension of the trip – Use our contact form HERE!