Stórurð means “giant stones.” In addition to these massive stones, there are also turquoise blue lakes. This place was formed during the last ice age, and it was the glaciers that scattered these stones here.

It’s one of those places you have to earn; there are several routes to get here, but none are direct or particularly easy. The shortest route, starting from the switchbacks leading to Borgarfjörður eystri, takes nearly three hours one way.

If you’re looking for a place that is distinctly Icelandic yet unlike any other place in Iceland, and you also enjoy solitude, then Stórurð is the place to go.