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Midgard Adventure

Midgard Adventure is located in the small town of Hvolsvöllur, central South Iceland. This is in the heart of Katla Geopark and is thus in the heart of many magnificent and varied sceneries.

The company was founded in the spring of 2010 and is both a travel agency and a tour operator and thus able of organising and planning all aspects of your itinerary including booking of hotels and activities.

For individuals, travellers and groups (of friends or family), we offer a very wide range of Icelandic adventures. This includes super jeep tours, hiking, climbing, horse riding, snowmobiling, ice climbing, northern light seeking (the aurora borealis) and much more.

We aim at all times to offer professional guiding services in the often by-passed rural and wilderness areas surrounding Hvolsvöllur and in Southern Iceland. Such locations contain scenic gems that offer superb experiences. In the company of our friendly, highly knowledgeable and empathetic guides, we hope to enhance your “feeling of discovery” to the maximum..

Midgard Adventure is a member of Vakinn, the official quality system within Icelandic tourism.

Featured trips & expertise

Thor and Odinn crossing Krossá river
Thorsmork Super Jeep Adventure - Day Tour

Drive through rivers, canyons, and highlands to explore one of Iceland's most iconic natural destinations. From imposing glaciers to lush hills, Thorsmork's varied landscape is a sight to behold, and this day-long tour will give you the full experience.

Taking in the view above Slyppugil
Hiking Thorsmork - Day Tour

From striking glacial formations to richly green valleys, Thorsmork offers some of the best views in all of Iceland. On this convenient day trip, you'll get the chance to hike in some of the region's most-visited — and most beautiful — nature reserves.

Hekla lava fields
Iceland Super Jeep Adventure - Day Tour

Experience the powerful and incredible beauty of Iceland's raw and remote landscapes on this full-day Super Jeep tour. You'll drive past smoldering volcanoes, into breathtaking highlands, and past orange and cream colored rhyolite stone. You'll cross rivers and explore thunderous coastal waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, and find secluded hot springs among the highlands.

Bike through rugged terrain
Self-Guided Biking Adventure in Southern Iceland - Day Tour

Discover the incredible landscape of southern Iceland on two wheels on this self-guided day tour. Ideal for those in search of adventure, this biking itinerary is packed with high-energy fun. Enjoy the wide open spaces, cover rugged terrain on a hardy fat bike, and explore the area's natural beauty.

Amazing colors in Landmannalaugar, Iceland
Landmannalaugar - Day Tour

Landmannalaugar is an otherworldly, sprawling landscape of lava fields, geothermal pools, steaming hot springs, volcanoes, and multi-colored mountains. In other words, an exquisite setting for a day trip. This tour offers an excellent introduction to Landmannalaugar and the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in Iceland's remote Central Highlands. Go off the beaten path and spend the day exploring and hiking around the area.

Bright Lights over Hvolsvöllur
Winter Northern Lights Adventure - 4 Days

This 4-day itinerary offers an introduction to the highlights of southern Iceland, keeping the active adventurer in mind. Experience awe-inspiring landscapes like glaciers, lava-flows, cascading waterfalls, and geothermal pools and rivers, ending each day in search of the Northern Lights. Hike, bike, and stroll as you traverse the rugged lands of Iceland, on foot or in a Super Jeep outfitted for the rough terrain.

Recent Trip Reviews for Midgard Adventure

Karen

Active and history, Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2018

Traveler: Karen S. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

I communicated with Tanya using KimKim. My questions were answered within 24 hours (except on weekends or her days off). The responses I received were direct, professional, respectful, and thorough. I had concerns about communicating via email, as it took more time than if I communicated by phone, but the result was as complete and satisfying as it might have been by phone.

The staff at Midgard, with no exceptions, were helpful, polite, welcoming, and responsive. Tanya actually loaned me her... read more

I communicated with Tanya using KimKim. My questions were answered within 24 hours (except on weekends or her days off). The responses I received were direct, professional, respectful, and thorough. I had concerns about communicating via email, as it took more time than if I communicated by phone, but the result was as complete and satisfying as it might have been by phone.

The staff at Midgard, with no exceptions, were helpful, polite, welcoming, and responsive. Tanya actually loaned me her clothes and shoes since my luggage hadn't arrived, and I was to go on a Super Jeep tour that would include weather changes, and river walking.

The dorm rooms, bathrooms, showers, and community room were clean and modern, and the beds private - with curtains facilitating the privacy. There was room at the foot of the bed to put some personal item and locked drawers sufficient to hold everything I had - and more.

I took the Super jeep Tour to Thorsmork (please excuse my Icelandic spelling from this point on!). Clara, the guide, was a terrific story teller, and provided a varied experience, including physical activity, which I found refreshing.

The Landmannalauger tour was less interesting to me - a lot of driving, and some opportunities for photos - with a short hike and a hot springs experience. This might be more suited for people who prefer an easier tour.

Unfortunately, there were several experiences I was unable to have - a biking trip and 2 of the shorter hikes - because there were not enough people signed up. The bike I rented was unsafe, but they had others I could use - I declined, but decided to try later, and Tanya, again my hero, loaned me her bike.

I went horseback riding - a treat, and snorkeled the tectonic plate divide - also a treat. Also, "Lava" the volcano and earthquake exhibit nearby was an amazing experiential education about both.

The meals I had there were excellent.

Fimmvörðuháls hike - the ultimate guide to one of iceland's best day hikes, Iceland - Aug 12 - Aug 19, 2018

Traveler: Lynn c. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

The hike was beyond beautiful and our KimKim guide was terrific. My family of five had a fabulous day of it. It took us about 10.5 hours which is a little longer than they anticipate because the guide had to help me through the couple of high narrow spots — which he did patiently and calmly; I couldn’t have asked for better support for my fear of heights.... that is a good reason to use a guid , beyond the fact that it took all stars out of finding our way or making that final bus back.... read more

The hike was beyond beautiful and our KimKim guide was terrific. My family of five had a fabulous day of it. It took us about 10.5 hours which is a little longer than they anticipate because the guide had to help me through the couple of high narrow spots — which he did patiently and calmly; I couldn’t have asked for better support for my fear of heights.... that is a good reason to use a guid , beyond the fact that it took all stars out of finding our way or making that final bus back. KimKim was great to work with and gave us great lunches and hiking poles and a surprise bbq at the end of the hike. This was expensive — but one of the best uses of our money in Iceland!

One day hike, Iceland - Aug 15 - Aug 15, 2018

Traveler: Sue M. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

A fantastic day with a local guide - great hiking with some cool, secret canyons and waterfalls. Lunch was amazing. Best of all were Jon’s Saga stores and personal love for the region. More than we expected!

Midgard Adventure Team, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sue,
I know, right! Jón is a colorful character that everybody loves and he loves everybody :D
Thank you for your comment, good to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us.

The best from the Midgard team.

Fimmvörðuháls hike - the ultimate guide to one of iceland's best day hikes, Iceland - Jul 10 - Jul 13, 2018

Traveler: Sharlene G. - Local specialist: Siggi Sveinsson

This was our first trip to Iceland so we depended upon KimKim to advise us on appropriate tours and day trips. While the weather was not ideal, we still had a great time, and are very satisfied with our guide and the itinerary. Highly recommend, particularly if you’re not familiar with Iceland.

Climbing, Slovenia - Apr 7 - Apr 11, 2018

Traveler: Sharmilee G. - Local specialist: Siggi Sveinsson

Polona and Luka organised the day well and I enjoyed my time rock climbing. Siggi was very good at getting back about the plans promptly.

Northern lights and nature , Iceland - Mar 11 - Mar 18, 2018

Traveler: Keith F. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

We had an awesome experience in Iceland and really thank both KimKim and Midgard. I would definitely use KimKim again the next time we go on international travel for a bit of adventure. They contacted me immediately and set me up with a local Iceland representative, Anna from Midgard. Anna did a great job, especially considering I was booking things at the last minute and my wife decided to join the trip after most of our plans were already set up. Anna was flexible and stayed at the... read more

We had an awesome experience in Iceland and really thank both KimKim and Midgard. I would definitely use KimKim again the next time we go on international travel for a bit of adventure. They contacted me immediately and set me up with a local Iceland representative, Anna from Midgard. Anna did a great job, especially considering I was booking things at the last minute and my wife decided to join the trip after most of our plans were already set up. Anna was flexible and stayed at the budget that we set. My only advice to other travelers is to book earlier than I did – we really got serious about five weeks before our trip. It understandably took a while for Anna to coordinate with me on what we would like – I did not come in with a clear agenda and, instead, let Anna guide me along the way.

When we got to Iceland, Midgard was amazing. The best description is they treated us like family. They were on time for every event and organized our trip flawlessly. The staff are knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly – it was a real treat to see Iceland off the beaten path and to meet its wonderful people through Midgard.

If we return to Iceland in the future, we would definitely use Midgard.

Susan

Fimmvörðuháls hike - the ultimate guide to one of iceland's best day hikes, Iceland - Sep 11 - Sep 21, 2017

Traveler: Susan D. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

Excellent all the way around, great people, informative and helpful. Great food at the local cafe after completing our hike.

Our guide Thor was great.

Midgard Adventure Team, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your kind words Susan. Let us know if you ever decide to visit Iceland again, we would love to take you on more adventures in the future :)

Anna

Unique ways to explore iceland in 5 days, Iceland - Jul 3 - Jul 8, 2017

Traveler: lily s. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

Fantastic everything - thank you

Iceland, Iceland - Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2017

Traveler: Bob B. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

Chris was outstanding. He always responded in an expeditious manner, his advice was excellent and his level of expertise on Iceland was high. Well done!

Fimmvörðuháls hike - the ultimate guide to one of iceland's best day hikes, Iceland - May 27 - May 31, 2017

Traveler: Linda V. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

Great facilities. Friendly staff. Flexible about moving us from a rainy day to a sunny one. right. She is delightful and informative.

Our guide Becca was wonderful. She tailored the trip to us just

Iceland trip, Iceland - May 28 - May 30, 2017

Traveler: Sara K. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

Everything was good and we had a wonderful time on our trip. I do feel like a few things could be improved. Kimkim was not proactive in providing itineraries or details. Everything was booked but I didn't receive confirmation number or vouchers with the tour agency. When I asked about this I was assured that everything was all set and I didn't need any confirmation number or voucher.

While everything turned out to be fine I would have felt more comfortable with some sort of voucher. Also,... read more

Everything was good and we had a wonderful time on our trip. I do feel like a few things could be improved. Kimkim was not proactive in providing itineraries or details. Everything was booked but I didn't receive confirmation number or vouchers with the tour agency. When I asked about this I was assured that everything was all set and I didn't need any confirmation number or voucher.

While everything turned out to be fine I would have felt more comfortable with some sort of voucher. Also, the receipts for payment are not itemized. That would also be appreciated. We did have a couple minor hiccups. Our guide had a hard time locating our snorkel group and the snorkel group had us booked for the next day. It was all worked out and we got to snorkel but there were about 45 minutes of confusion.

On our second day of touring, we had been told that lunch was included. It was not. We had not brought along any food. Luckily our guide shared his extra food with us and all was fine. But had he not we would have gone very hungry as this was an all day tour.

But not to focus on the negatives! We had wonderful and personal experiences with guides who customized our trips. They were all friendly and full of information. We had three days of very rainy weather and they all helped us enjoy ourselves despite that. Booking with kimkim was convenient with the chat function and spread out payment. I would use the service again.

About to be stranded in iceland, Iceland - Mar 8 - Mar 11, 2017

Traveler: Lori G. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

The Guides were fantastic and I was impressed Harpa put it together exactly to our needs with so little notice

Midgard Adventure Team, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for this nice comment Lori.
It was so nice to meet you before you head to Þórsmörk.
It also seamed like you managed to get everything..... Northern Lights and really bad Icelandic weather for one night among with amazing winter weather the other days.

I know that Ingi Hlynur and Steinar your guides really loved spending the days with you, both told me how fun ladies you where. :)

It was just our pleasure to make your trip come true and make the best out off things giving... read more

Thank you for this nice comment Lori.
It was so nice to meet you before you head to Þórsmörk.
It also seamed like you managed to get everything..... Northern Lights and really bad Icelandic weather for one night among with amazing winter weather the other days.

I know that Ingi Hlynur and Steinar your guides really loved spending the days with you, both told me how fun ladies you where. :)

It was just our pleasure to make your trip come true and make the best out off things giving your situation. If you ever plan to come to Iceland again do not hesitate to stay in touch.
All the best
Harpa

All the best
Harpa

5 day south coast adventure in march, Iceland - Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2017

Traveler: Kristin C. - Local specialist: Midgard Adventure Team

Our trip to Iceland couldn't have been more perfect. To start with, it is a beautiful country and we were very fortunate to have had perfectly clear weather the entire 5 days we were there in February/March, after what we had been told was a very rainy winter. 18 inches of snow fell just before we arrived, and the Northern lights were out every night, making it a winter wonderland. That part was sheer luck, but on top of that, the trip was as smooth as we could have hoped. Our driver was... read more

Our trip to Iceland couldn't have been more perfect. To start with, it is a beautiful country and we were very fortunate to have had perfectly clear weather the entire 5 days we were there in February/March, after what we had been told was a very rainy winter. 18 inches of snow fell just before we arrived, and the Northern lights were out every night, making it a winter wonderland. That part was sheer luck, but on top of that, the trip was as smooth as we could have hoped. Our driver was waiting at the airport and took us right to our hotel which we had booked the previous night because of our very early morning arrival. The first day in Reykavik we planned on our own. The next 4 days were planned by the kimkim operator. We had private tours of the Golden Circle and the south coast, and a group tour to the Thorsmark wilderness area. On the final day we took a quick tour of the Reykjanes peninsula and then a stop at the Blue Lagoon before heading to the airport. We had 2 guides for those 4 days, and both were very friendly and knowledgeable and made everything run so smoothly that we didn't have to worry about a thing. We felt very lucky that our guide for the south coast tour had grown up in the area, and he took us to see places where his family had lived and told us the stories behind them. Although we did some of the usual tourist things, we loved also going to a few places where we didn't see another person. The hike up the mountain where his great-great grandfather had a farm was spectacular. We appreciated his flexibility in changing the plan on the last day when we were tired and wanted to get back to the hotel a little bit earlier than planned.

The only thing I would have changed about our trip was the trip to the Blue Lagoon, but that is in hindsight. We had heard a lot about it and felt like we had to go see what it was all about, but it was too crowded and too touristy for our tastes. The hot lagoon was a unique experience, but if I had to do it over again I would try one of the natural springs out in the countryside instead, and save a lot of money too!

As far as the planning process, I have tried several different online travel planning services, and I really like the way kimkim uses a back and forth conversation to plan the details. It's much quicker than other services that start with a formal proposal, which then has to be laboriously modified if you want changes. For our Iceland trip, the local operator started with a general plan, then narrowed down the details, and then presented a completed proposal. Most of my communication was with the local tour operator, but on 2 occasions when there was a breakdown in communication the Kimkim team stepped in and sorted it out quickly. I hope kimkim adds more locations to their offerings. I will use it again.

A couple of very small details that could have been improved - our trip to Thorsmark was 1-1/2 hours longer than described. It seemed as if our guide added on some things at the end to give us our money's worth, but we were tired and would have been happy to end on time. Part of the reason we were so tired was because on our hike the guide raced ahead of the group instead of going at our pace. We weren't all 20-somethings who hike glaciers in our spare time, and it isn't much fun hiking if you are worried about keeping up! A final small detail - water in the jeep would have been nice. But these were small things. Overall the trip was amazing.

Midgard Adventure Team, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kristin,

Thank you for this wonderful review.
I know both Helga Lucie and Óli really enjoyed the time with you.
I hope to see you next time you come to Iceland :)
Have a good day.

All the best,
Hildur

Active 8 day adventure on snaefellsnes peninsula and south coast, Iceland - Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2016

Traveler: Milish R. - Local specialist: Kristín Sævarsdóttir

Only reason I went with not perfect was a couple of days didnt seem busy enough. But given the last minute nature of the trip, Harpa was Awesome!!!

5 day south coast adventure, Iceland - Nov 8 - Nov 13, 2016

Traveler: paula r. - Local specialist: Kristín Sævarsdóttir

The tour guide Begga was super nice , on time, and we always felt felt and comfortable with her.
A few things that could have been done better:
1- it would have been nice to have received a detailed itinerary before getting there (we had a 5 line itinerary before the trip).
2- more information (geography, history) about the places we were seeing/visiting

Kristin helped organize the trip and all that we decided to do, we did it.
Grimsborgir was pretty desolated so we would have... read more

The tour guide Begga was super nice , on time, and we always felt felt and comfortable with her.
A few things that could have been done better:
1- it would have been nice to have received a detailed itinerary before getting there (we had a 5 line itinerary before the trip).
2- more information (geography, history) about the places we were seeing/visiting

Kristin helped organize the trip and all that we decided to do, we did it.
Grimsborgir was pretty desolated so we would have preferred to be in Reyvajvik a few more nights. I understood that Grimsborgir was the best place to be doing excursions from. Unfortunately it rained all week and we did not see the northern lights which was another reason we stayed in Grimsborgir.

Kristín Sævarsdóttir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Paula,

It was very nice meeting you for a coffee at our office. I know Begga really enjoyed the time with you and she will be happy to hear you liked the tour.
Regarding the itinerary I am really sorry about that this was a bit of a misunderstanding on my behalf. You where our first Kimkim guest and we where still learning how to work together. I hope you enjoyed the late itinerary you got from Begga and that informed you about all the beautiful sights you saw.
I hope to see you... read more

Dear Paula,

It was very nice meeting you for a coffee at our office. I know Begga really enjoyed the time with you and she will be happy to hear you liked the tour.
Regarding the itinerary I am really sorry about that this was a bit of a misunderstanding on my behalf. You where our first Kimkim guest and we where still learning how to work together. I hope you enjoyed the late itinerary you got from Begga and that informed you about all the beautiful sights you saw.
I hope to see you again in Iceland, then I will have a brand small baby guide to intorduce to you.
Have a wonderful day.

All the best,
Hildur