Departure time 8 AM during the summer. 09 AM during the winter.
Duration 8-9 hours
Available All year
Operated Daily all year around depending on weather conditions
Departure from Egilsstaðir
Stórurð Hiking Tour. Stórurð (The Giant Boulders) is without a doubt one of the unique and magnificent creations of nature in East Iceland. A Stórurð hiking tour is an unforgettable experience.
Something you will see on the Stórurð hiking tour. It lies below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll Mountains and this boulder area was most likely created by a landslide at the end of the latest cold era of the Ice Age.
The boulders were carried by a glacier snout to the present location. It consists of gigantic tuff boulders, charming meadows and attractive ponds. A truly stunning scenery.
We walk a marked path all the way up to a landscape that is hard to describe with words you just have to come and see it for yourself.
Minimum in Stórurð hiking tour:
2 adults or minimum rate.
Duration: 8-9 hrs. Drive: 2 hrs. Hike: 6-7 hrs.
Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible.
Deep blue and green ponds between the massive boulders.
Lush grassy hollows and distinct vegetation.
Excellent view and a truly stunning scenery.
Stórurð is definitely one of Iceland‘s best hidden gems.