Stórurð (“The Giant Boulders”) is one of Iceland’s greatest natural wonders. Stórurð lies below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll mountain. It was formed by giant rocks that the glacier broke from the mountain and carried a long way in the last ice age, or 10.000 years ago. This formed the gap or the “door” in the mountain that gives it the distinctive characteristics. Stórurð consists of gigantic tuff boulders, charming meadows, and enchanting ponds with blue green water. This wonderful scene can be reached in 2.5 hours on foot from Vatnsskarð pass. To enjoy Dyrfjöll and Stórurð a whole day plan is highly recommended.
Hikers start from the facilities cabin in Vatnsskarð on the route to Borgarfjörður eystri. The best time of year to hike to Stórurð is from the middle of July to the middle of September.