Magical Seven-Hour Storurd Hike in East Iceland

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Summary

Tour starts
Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland
Duration
7 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English, Icelandic
Available
All year
Minimum age
10 years old

Description

Explore the beauty of the Storurd mountain region in East Iceland with this seven-hour hiking tour. Travelers who want to hike across a magnificent mountainous area and discover a hidden oasis of beautiful meadows, stunning ponds, and massive boulders should book this tour today.

You will meet your tour guide at the Alfheimar Country Hotel in the picturesque village of Borgarfjordur Eystri in East Iceland. This charming rustic accommodation is an excellent place for those who want to stay the night in the area.

After a brief introduction with your tour guide at the hotel, you'll start your journey toward your stunning destination.

Remember to wear warm, comfortable clothes and durable hiking shoes for the hike, and bring some snacks, water, and a camera. Novice hikers are welcome to join this activity, but all participants must be healthy, as the trek is moderately challenging. 

You'll hike over some rugged but stunning terrain for about 8.6 miles (14 kilometers) with elevation from 1,312.34 feet (400 meters) to 2,296.59 feet (700 meters), depending on your route for the day. You will encounter lush verdant land and grassy hollows as you walk up a marked path to reach the Storurd mountain region.

The scenery that awaits you is simply breathtaking. This mountainous area is one of East Iceland's gems. The site is situated at the foot of the Dyrfjoll mountain range, another incredible attraction in the region and known for being one of the most challenging yet rewarding hiking areas in Iceland.

Storurd translates to "the giant boulders," which is evident by the huge rocks scattered everywhere. It is theorized that the boulders were either created by a landslide that happened a long time ago or left there by the retreating glaciers from the last Ice Age.

Whatever natural phenomenon had caused them, the boulders are undeniably a fantastic site to visit. You can even sit on one of these giant rocks and have your photograph taken to show your friends back home!

Storurd also consists of beautiful meadows and deep blue and green ponds surrounded by steep mountains and a glacier from a distance. The long hike is worth it as the views from up here are nothing you've ever seen.

Don't miss this chance to stretch your legs and discover one of East Iceland's hidden treasures in the Storurd mountain region. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Guided tour
Hiking map

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Outdoor clothes and good shoes for hiking
Snacks and a bottle of water
Camera

Good to know

Wear warm, comfortable outdoor clothes and sturdy shoes for the hike.

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