4-Day Northern Lights Adventure
“Truly a local and small-group experience.”
✓ Super 4×4 adventure
✓ Northern lights (conditions permitting)
✓ Highlights of the south coast of Iceland:
Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, black sand beach, Eyjafjallajökull and more!
✓ Volcanic Eruption in Reykjanes (Fagradalsfjall/Geldingadalir)
✓ Golden Circle:
Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir
What is included:
✓ All tours and activities
✓ Professional local guides
✓ Accommodation at Midgard Basecamp
✓ All meals
✓Rooftop sauna and hot tub
✓ Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík
What to expect?
We have put together this 4-day package that allows you to experience otherworldly landscapes of south Iceland along with fun and exciting activities. This is the perfect itinerary for a winter break with the flexibility needed for winter travel in Iceland. We check the weather and adjust the itinerary and thus make sure you get the most out of your stay.
All tours and activities, accommodation, meals, transport and all transfers are included in the price.
Do you want to do a similar tour sometime between March and October? Check out our 4-Day Iceland Adventure Package.
✓ 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.
While we can never guarantee that you’ll see the spectacular Northern Lights because they are weather dependant, you are more likely to see them in our town of Hvolsvöllur than if staying in Reykjavík. When looking at the Northern Lights you want to be in an area of little or no light pollution. That makes our small town of Hvolsvöllur ideal for Northern Lights spotting, you can even watch them while relaxing in the rooftop hot tub at your accommodation at Midgard Base Camp.
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 travellers or send us a request for a private tour!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN||Meet at a meeting point in Reykjavik – Return in Reykjavik|
|DURATION||4 days / 3 nights|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes. 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 seek for the Northern Lights.|
|GROUP SIZE||There is a minimum of 4 participants for this tour. In case of fewer bookings we will give you two choices: alternative trip or 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.
DAY 1- Welcome to Iceland!
- Meet in Reykjavik at 10:00 AM. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or other prefered location.
- On this day we will explore the ongoing volcanic eruption in Reykjanes (Fagradalsfjall/Geldingadalir).
- The hike to the eruption site is around 10 km in total and takes around 1 hour each way
- If the weather forecast is not favourable in terms of gas pollution Reykjadalur hike is a our plan B.
Late afternoon/ evening:
- A short briefing with your guide
- Enjoy dinner at Midgard Base Camp and get to know the rest of the group
- Hot tub and sauna chill and wait for the Northern Lights to show up 🙂
- Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp
DAY 2 - South Coast and glacier adventure
- Enjoy our breakfast buffet at Midgard Base Camp
- Today we will explore the beautiful south coast. Possible stops include: Skógafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall (you can walk behind it!), black sand beach, Vík, Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey.
- Glacier walk time. We will provide all necessary safety equipment and your professional glacier guide will lead you through the amazing Sólheimajökull glacier.
- When back at Midgard Base Camp in the afternoon we recommend visiting the 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
- Hot tub and sauna time and wait for the Northern lights.
- Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp
DAY 3 - Þórsmörk or Eyjafjallajökull super jeep adventure
- Breakfast at Midgard Basecamp.
- Today we tie our shoelace and head on to Þórsmörk on out massive super 4×4 truck. The valley of the Thunder God Thor, Þórsmörk was made in eruptions underneath the glaciers that makes its wonderful/otherworldly landscape.
- On our way inside the valley we will explore the surroundings of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, the one that erupted in 2010. We stop by the outlet glacier Gígjökull where the eruption first presented itself.
- When in Þórsmörk we take on hikes depending on the group’s energy.
- Enjoy a delicious dinner at Midgard Base Camp Restaurant
- This night there is still a possibility to visit the swimming pool or the Lava Centre. Another possibility is to go on a bike tour around the Hvolsvöllur area.
- As with the two previous nights we will search for the northern lights if the forecast is promising.
- Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp
DAY 4 - Golden Circle / Departure
- After a filling breakfast at Midgard Base Camp, get ready for your final adventure
- On this day we will do the famous Golden circle.
- Lunch at a local tomato farm, Friðheimar.
- At the end of the day, we take you to Reykjavík. Expected arrival in Reykjavik is late afternoon.
- If you decide to extend your stay we are of course more than willing to help you book your accommodation in Reykjavík or help you extend your trip elsewhere.
- Reykjavík pick up on day 1 and drop off in Reykjavík on day 4
- All meals (except breakfast on arrival day and dinner on departure day)
- 3 nights accommodation in bunk beds (6 bed dorm) at Midgard Base Camp.
An upgrade is available – see information below.
- Professionally guided tours all days
- Ice walk
- Super 4×4 tour
- Minibus tours
- Northern lights evening tour (given a good forecast, the guide will inform the group)
- 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: 3.225 ISK per person for all 3 nights for groups of 4 people.
Option 3: Upgrade to a double room with a private bathroom: 9.150 ISK per person for all 3 nights for 2 people / 18.300 ISK for solo travellers
Contact us for upgrades – HERE!
Private trip or an extension of the trip – Use our contact form HERE!
Here you can read what other guests have said about our 4-Day Northern Lights Adventure. We have also included reviews for the summer version of this trip which is identical, except with a focus on extensive daylight hours.
5 stars – Amazing Experience
“My son and I did the Northern Lights Tour. This was a rare chance to spend some time together (he’s a busy father and I’m a retired 71 year old). We wanted something a little different that we could both enjoy and Midgard offered a tour that seemed to suit, couple with more than a hint of adventure. We were not disappointed. Midgard is a family run business and clearly values the personal touch. Our four days were varied, interesting and fun. The sightseeing was ably organised by our driver and guide, Bjarni, who kept us both informed and entertained (he is a classically trained singer, as well!). His border collie, Krea (?), added to the enjoyment. The highlights for me were the glacier climb and ice field walk and seeing the northern lights (this was facilitated by one of the owners getting out of bed and driving us to the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night to maximise the view). ‘Basecamp’ is funky, functional and the food is excellent. I can’t recommend them more.” – David M
5 stars – Incredible!
“Run, don’t walk, to visit Iceland with Midgard Adventure. I did the 4-day northern lights package in February 2019 and I did it solo. The trip featured some of the most amazing moments I’ve ever experienced in my years of traveling and Midgard made that possible. Midgard’s super jeeps allowed our group to see breathtaking parts of Iceland that one would never be able to access if you just rented a car on your own and drove around. The days we visited Þórsmörk and went glacier walking were highlights. Our guide Thorir did an excellent job of explaining to us what we were seeing and the natural forces that formed Iceland. We were also very well taken care of and felt save the entire time despite some terrible weather.
It is also worth staying at Midgard’s “base camp.” It is sort of a hostel, but it is easily the nicest hostel you’ll ever stay at. I’m in my 40s and used to staying in fancy hotels, but I loved this place. The people are warm and friendly, there’s a bar, the restaurant was surprisingly good for its size (don’t miss the roasted potatoes and red pepper soup), and there was even a folk band concert there one night, where locals packed the place. The best part of base camp is the rooftop hot tub. After a long day of hiking/touring, our group would jump in the hot tub with some drinks and recap our day. It was just magical stuff. I usually try not to travel places twice, but I’m already thinking about when I could visit Iceland again with Midgard.” – Kevin H
5 stars – Excellent in all aspects
“Not being confident of driving in icy/snow conditions we chose to spend a little extra and go with a small group tour. We chose Midgard after doing a lot of research and we weren’t disappointed.
We selected the three night/four day northern lights package which included our accommodation and meals (except drinks). The accommodation was provided at their base camp approx. an hour or so out of Reykjavík.
We were assigned a guide for the duration of our stay and Thorir organised all aspects of our tour, driving, the lot. Thor was outstanding in all
aspects. He was accommodating, an experienced driver, personable, and very knowledgeable about the sites and everything in between.
The base camp where we stayed each night was more like a 4 star hotel as opposed to the actual hostel, and the meals were probably the best we’ve had across our travels so far (their crispy potatoes alone are to die for!!). We stayed in a four bed dormitory however guests have the option to pay for an upgrade to private rooms which have their own shower /toilet. The rooms and shared facilities were outstanding – meticulously clean and modern. The eating area also has a great little bar with a happy hour. We were really excited to come back every night just to eat there the food was so good (and included in our package).
The tour itself was amazing, we ventured to climb a glacier, visited beaches with black sand, waterfalls, so many sites I can’t name them all. And best of all we were transported in high quality vehicles at all times, especially the superjeep for the glacier etc was a big hit with much older sons:)
Truly can’t recommend Midgard highly enough, they are worth every cent.” – Annie H
5 stars – The best tour guide company with unparallel service
“We had a blast with them!! Bjork and her sons run this company with utmost care for their clients. Everything went very smoothly with them with we felt like extended family members. About 45 of us went to Iceland on a company outing including our spouses. Each of us got their personalized care on all activities. They kept us safe through proper planning while we were able to enjoy the activities at our own pace.” – Ashraf F
5 stars – Amazing Adventure
“Midgard managed to give us all a fantastic 4 day Adventure! No small feat, as our company consisted of my Game-of-Thrones-fan Dad at 70, my white-water rafting guide brother and myself who prefer to run only on man-made paths. We were greeted at Keflavik by Bjørg, saw the Reykjanes peninsula and enjoyed a nice hike incl bathing in a hot spring. Thorir was our guide at the glacier the next day, making me feel safe as a first-time ice climber and at the same time impressing the guys who have done this kind of climbing several times before. Third day with Ingvard to “Thorsmork” with the big Jeep, crossing rivers, hiking and not catching a wight like John Snow when we too went to Stakkholtsgja Canyon. Last day we again enjoyed the company of Thorir doing the Golden Circle before being dropped off in Reykjavik. Midgard base camp is really nice with good food, comfy beds and great ambiance.
We all give our best recommendation to Midgard!” – Kathinka H
5 stars- Our favorite tours of Iceland!
“JUST DO IT! We were with Midgard for 4-days on the Northern Lights package tour. I cannot express how amazing the entire experience was. I am normally a DIY person for trips, but since we were visiting Iceland in the February – I wanted to book with a company so we wouldn’t have to worry about the winter conditions (and thank goodness – we saw cars stuck in snow every day). I am so glad we decided to go with Midgard – the places they took us were unbelievable. Yes we saw all the main attractions Iceland is known for, but we also got to see things that only locals know about – and honestly those were our favorites. Not just because of how gorgeous the site was, but also because we were the only people there, like being on the top of the world. I have been trying to find a way to express how amazing the staff at Midgard is – what I can say is that they all have a tremendous love for Iceland and for what they do – it oozes out of them and is why they are the best folks to travel through Iceland with. We are so glad we signed up for the tour – considering the cost of traveling in Iceland, it actually is also one of the best deals out there. Could not recommend them more highly – if you are considering touring with them, just do it, you won’t regret it.” – Elisia F
5 stars – Best Adventure Company
“Wow! Midgard is amazing. From the moment we met at the airport to the final drop off, we were so impressed. The guides were ALL amazing. The stories told were historical and interesting. The sites we went to were by far the most spectacular! I would recommend Midgard to anyone traveling to Iceland and wants fun, adventure and new friends!” – Jen P
5 stars – Four day adventure with Midgard was fabulous in every way!
“My husband and I went on Midgard’s Four-Day Adventure, staying in a private double room at Midgard Base Camp, and it was wonderful. Our guides, Gulli and Helga, were kind, smart, funny, knowledgeable, and enthusiastically shared their country’s beauty and culture; I did things I didn’t think possible, like ice-walking on a glacier (with Gulli’s help!). There were fabulous meals enroute (from langoustine soup to special home-made tomato soup from a greenhouse) and a warm welcome, lovely room (with a view of the countryside and Icelandic horses) and delicious meals at Base Camp too. Thanks to Anna in the office for helping to arrange this trip for us, and to everyone at Base Camp for their kindness. Our highest recommendation.” – Nancy L
5 stars – Wonderfull Tour – Don’t miss
“Midgard is a different kind of tour operation- family run, relaxed, personalized, and authentic. Bjarni was an amazing guide and great with our teenagers- not always an easy task. We loved our fellow companions on our trip including Kria (sp/) the border collie, our guide, and all of our adventures, The glacier walk was amazing as were the waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches, subzero hotdog barbeques, and jeep tours, Highly reccommend doing the tours and staying at Midgard Base Camp. No need to go anywhere else.” – PamP Denver
5 stars – 3-days of wonder – amazing sights, best guide!
“We spent 3+ days with Midgard Adventure touring Thorsmork, south coast, and western areas. Our guide’s passion and knowledge about the sights we visited & the history & culture of Icelend were EXCEPTIONAL! I would come back just to spend time with Addi! We traveled with our elder (80’s) parents in the back-country (super jeep) and felt safe and supported at every step. We couldn’t have asked for ANYTHING to make our trip more enjoyable!” – Alan H
5 stars – Midgard was incredible and I highly recommend it”We went on a custom, private guided trip for a total of 6 days through the south of Iceland with Midgard. I was with my 9 yr-old son and 80-yr old father. We were guided through all sorts of exciting and beautiful adventures, to volcanoes, black sand beaches, super-jeep rides through rivers, snow-shoeing, glacier walking and ice climbing, and to several waterfalls. I can’t say which was my favorite as each day was special; the views from the car while driving between, or the lunch stops for local food were all part of the ambience. We stayed one night in Thorsmark at the Volcano Huts, went snowshoeing, and it was magical all around. Midgard and our guide Bjarni were professional, courteous, authentic, adventurous, skilled and well trained. Bjarni made it incredibly fun for our three generations and our varied interests on this trip. We met the management and toured the Midgard Base Camp, enjoying a great meal and friendly people. Midgard has invested well in their operations, with a fleet of super jeeps and nice facilities. The variation in the weather means travelers have to be a bit flexible and Midgard uses the “surprise day” well to handle this. Bjarni was passionate about his country and the outdoors, and shared this with us in all our adventures. He listened carefully and responded very well to our needs along the trip, ensuring we all had a great time. We were sad to reach the end of the trip and would highly recommend Midgard and Bjarni. We felt we got special treatment and really experienced Iceland to the fullest.” – Jonathan K
5 stars – Amazing guides and experience
“Our family of 4 (two kids ages 13 and 15) had an incredible experience with Midgard Adventure. We had to switch our days around because of passport problems in London, and they were more than accommodating. We had 3 different guides each day and each one of them added a special personal experience to the tours. I highly recommend this company for your Iceland experience.” – Ian and Shannon S
4.5 stars – Amazing outdoor adventure!
“In March 2019 we did this marvellous trip. For early spring the weather was nice and the landscape beautiful: surrealistic geothermal pools on Reykjanes and snowcapped mountains above the glaciers. Right in time the driver picked us (family of 2 parents and 3 young-adults from the Netherlands) up at the airport. On the way to Hvolsvóllur we visited the geothermal pools of Krýsuvik. A warm welcome at BaseCamp Midgard. We absolutely prefer a small family-owned and local-based company instead of a big travel agency/company. Another advantage is the location: much closer to the highlights in the south than a hotel in Reykjavik. Breakfast and dinner (and the drinks at the bar) were fine. A cozy athmosphere with a lot of adventurous people (young or somewhat older).The trip to Pórsmörk with the Ford SuperJeep was great. Due to the driving skills of Christian we crossed various rivers to get as far as possible into the Valley of the Thunder God Thor. We explored by foot the surroundings of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On the way back to Midgard BaseCamp we visited the Seljálans Falls. The third day we headed to the Sólheimajökull Glacier. A long time ago I climbed various mountains in the Alps, the Andes and the Himalaya but walking on crampons on the glacier and -safely- descending in a crevasse is impressive too. Really worrying is the decline of the glacier in the last decades. A dramatic effect of the global warning. Please show the picture of the sign to D. Trump.The last day –on our way to Reykjavik- we visited the impressive Gullfoss waterfall (thanks to Sigridur Tómasdóttir who ‘saved’ the area), Geysir and the Öxaráfoss waterfall.Summarizing a great trip in just 4 days.” – Wim and Caroline