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4 Days, 5 Days
Duration

Here below is an example of a 4 or 5 day itinerary where emphasis is put on off-the-beaten path experiences within Katla UNESCO Global Geopark, Þingvellir National Park and Reykjanes Geopark together with a strong connection to Icelanders, the country side and its local culture.

DAY 1 – REYKJANES GEOPARK

Morning/early afternoon

  • Your Midgard English speaking guide will be welcoming the group at the airport. We spend the day exploring Reykjanes Geopark to give you a feel for what Iceland is all about, the landscape and the geothermal power underneath.
  • Possible sites: visit the Bridge Between the Continents, the coast at Reykjanes Viti, Krysuvík Steam Area and either a visit to Austvadsholt Horse Farm to see and learn about the Icelandic Horse or a visit to Keldur, an abandoned, conserved, traditional farm. Another option is a visit to Thingvellir National Park and World Heritage Site.
  • This day’s itinerary will be adjusted to arrival time.

Evening:

  • Enjoy an Icelandic dinner at Midgard Base Camp Restaurant
  • Evening activities depend on the season. Winter: If there is a clear sky and the Northern Lights forecast is promising we will pack our bags and head on searching for the Lights. This applies for all the nights if the prognosis is good. Summer: We head out for an evening hike around town to enjoy the midnight sun.
  • Another option is to enjoy the evening in the rooftop hot tub and sauna
  • Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp

DAY 2 – KATLA GLOBAL UNESCO GEOPARK

Morning/afternoon:

  • After a nutritious breakfast buffet at Midgard Base Camp we spend the day within Katla Global UNESCO geopark
  • We will explore the volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajökull and its surroundings; understanding living with hazardous environments, both fluvial and volcanic. Then to Stóri Dímon (178m) to appreciate river processes and glacial floods. Visit the old and the present bridge of the ring road which both play a very much part of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption story. Visit a farm to hear the family’s stories of the 2010 eruption on Eyjafjallajökull. Travel towards Thórsmörk Valley to explore Merkurker and to Nauthusagil to explore an underground river and a hidden waterfall.
  • On this day we will also visit LAVA centre’s interactive exhibition to discover the colossal and complex natural forces that shape the Earth and began to create Iceland tens of millions of years ago.

Late afternoon/evening:

  • When back at Midgard Base Camp in the afternoon we recommend visiting the geothermal local swimming pool. Sitting in the pool after an active day is very rewarding. The pool area consists of an outdoor pool filled with warm water, hot tubs and a sauna.
  • Dinner at Midgard Base Camp Restaurant
  • Evening activities depend on the group’s wishes. Examples: Talks from the Icelandic staff on many topics/aspects of
    Iceland; Demonstrations by a rescue team members and a visit to the local rescue team; Knot tying instruction; Introduction to orientation; Forest BBQ with traditional music and singing;  Video presentations of Midgard super jeep journeys; Storytelling; “Leave No Trace” Environmental Talk.
  • Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp

DAY 3 – SOUTH COAST THRILLS

Morning/afternoon:

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet at Midgard Base Camp
  • Today we will explore the beautiful south coast including black sand beaches and Skógafoss and  Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
  • We will also visit the Sólheimajökull outlet glacier to witness the ongoing changes on the glaciers. To give you an even better introduction of the glacier world we fasten our crampons and take on a short hike on the glacier.
  • If time allows and if road conditions are good we might head all the way to Vik but we will adjust to daylight and weather.

Evening:

  • Dinner at Midgard Base Camp Restaurant
  • Some of the above mentioned evening activties
  • Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp

DAY 4 – DEPARTURE

If it is a morning flight then direct coach transfer to Keflavík.
If it is an afternoon flight, an option is to visit Thingvellir National Park and World Heritage Site before transferring to Keflavík.

SUGGESTION FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAY (5-DAY ITINERARY): SUPER JEEP ADVENTURE

First travel to our local black beach of Iceland’s southern shore. Have super jeep fun in the extensive coastal sands before heading into Thórsmörk valley. Thórsmörk is located in between three glaciers and made in eruptions underneath the glaciers.  The modified super jeeps allow us to explore rough terrain and cross unbridged rivers.

On the way we visit the much changed Gigjökull glacier and its staggering snout, right below the crater of Eyjafjallajökull. Proceed further into Iceland’s interior, to Thórsmörk and its many hanging glaciers. We walk from Húsadalur through Langidalur, ascend Valahnúkur and explore Stakkholtsgjá.

Return to Midgard Base Camp.

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ACCOMMODATIONMidgard Base Camp: Superb, modern, accommodation, with unique style and flexible rooming to cater for groups of all sizes (up to 48 persons) and compositions (including a ground floor, bespoke less-abled room)
SEASONAll-year.

Popular times for school groups to travel are:
February mid term
Easter Holidays;
First half of July (Summer Holidays);
October/early November mid term.

DURATIONThis example is a 4 or 5 day itinerary but a shorter/longer itineraries are also available.
WEARComfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast! Check out our packing lists on our FAQ page to make sure you have everything you need in your backpack. The group will receive a more customised packing list before arrival.

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Do you have any questions? Contact us here, send us an email to adventure@midgard.is or call us at +354 578 3370 from 09:00 – 17:00 all weekdays.

 

Departure location – Midgard Base Camp

Þórsmörk Midgard Adventure