The Big Boulders


  • Operated

    All year. 

    June, july and august are recommended.
  • Hiking distance

    13-16 km

  • Elevation gain

    500-600 m.

  • Difficulty level

    3 / 5 - Moderate

  • Duration

    5-7 hours 

    Overall duration approx. 9 hrs.
  • Departures from

    Egilsstaðir and Borgarfjörður

Trip description

The tour starts in Egilsstaðir or Borgarfjörður. The hike starts in Vatnsskarð pass or in Njarðvík region.
Stórurð is a unique place in Icelandic nature. 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.

  • You need to bring:

    Good hiking shoes
    Warm clothes
    Wind & waterproofs
    Small backpack
    Lunch & drinks

  • Included in tour:

    Guided tour



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