Storurd hiking Day tour

East Iceland Hiking Day Tour to Storurd | Departure from Egilsstadir
A turquoise pond under a snow-capped mountain in the Stórurð area of the Eastfjords of Iceland.
Snowy landscapes on a hiking tour from Egilsstaðir in East Iceland.
The Stórurð boulders in east Iceland in the summer
A serene turquoise pond in the Stórurð area of the Icelandic Eastfjords.
The giant boulders of Stórurð in East Iceland in the summer.
On a hiking tour from Egilsstaðir, you'll pass beautiful meadows.

Explore one of East Iceland’s most scenic areas with this day tour to the mystical and unique Stórurð boulders. Travellers in eastern Iceland should not miss this fantastic opportunity to immerse themselves in the wild Icelandic nature.

Stórurð, or 'The Giant Boulders', consist of gigantic tuff boulders, beautiful meadows and serene, turquoise ponds which make for a truly stunning scenery. The area, which lies below a glacier west of Dyrfjöll Mountains, was most likely created by a landslide at the end of the last Ice Age when a glacier snout carried the boulders to their present location.

Your tour will begin with a pickup from your accommodation in Egilsstaðir and from there, you will travel toward the Stórurð boulders. On your journey, you will be privy to a wealth of breathtaking natural scenery; wide open meadows, snow peaked mountains, farmlands, fjords, waterfalls and cascading rivers.

When you arrive at the giant boulders, your guide will teach you about the geology and formation of the environment, as well as run through the basic principles of safe hiking. They will also show you the route of your hike and provide you with crampons and hiking poles if they are required. All you need to bring is a good pair of hiking boots and some warm clothing. Oh, and don’t forget your camera!

When everyone in the group is ready, you will begin your hike through the Stórurð boulder area. Quickly, you will realise the fantastical character of the region. Throughout your walk, the beautiful Dyrfjöll Mountains will tower over, creating a fabulous backdrop for your photography.

Hurry now, so you don't miss your chance to catch this genuinely unique geological area, nestled in the heart of the rugged Eastfjords of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Dec.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: East Iceland, Borgarfjörður eystri, Stórurð
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00 09:00,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure.

  • Pickup and drop off in Egilsstaðir

  • English speaking guide

  • Use of crampons and hiking poles if needed

  • Lunch and drinks

What to bring:
  • Good hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes

  • Rain gear

  • Small backpack

  • Drinks and snack

Good to know:

Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

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East Iceland Hiking Day Tour to Storurd | Departure from Egilsstadir
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