N65°30,88-W13°59,79) // 6 -7 hrs
One of East Iceland’s most illustrious spots is the Stórurð (“The Giant Boulders”). Stórurð lies below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll mountains. It consists of gigantic tuff boulders, charming meadows and attractive ponds. 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 (65°33,71- 13°59,56) to crossroads (65°31,10-13°59,36) south of Mjóadalsvarp. Hikers are always advised to go by the staked trails. In Stórurð you will find the box with visitors’ log book and stamp. Few other trails lead back from Stórurð. You can walk towards Vatnsskarðsvegur (65°33,71-13°59,56) or you can go to Njarðvík (65°33,05- 13°58,24). The best time of year to hike to Stórurð is from the middle of July to the middle of September.
See brochure with map here