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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
One of East Iceland's most illustrious spots is the Stórurð ("The Giant Boulders"), located to the east of the road leading to Borgarfjörður Eystri.
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.