The black lava arch from which this peninsula takes its name, Dyrhólaey rises out of the North Atlantic. You can walk high on top of the arch at 120 m (394 ft), but if you prefer to avoid heights, there is also a bridge. Admire the panoramic views from the top of Dyrhólaey. Look north to see the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, east to see the black lava Reynisdrangar sea stacks, and west to see the endless coastline. If the weather is warm enough, you may spot puffins in the area, but keep your distance, as they are usually nesting at this time and protective in nature. Dyrholaey has limited road access during some times of the year; during this time more walking is required to see the attraction. Our Vik vacation builder app makes visiting Dyrhólaey and other Vik attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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There are dramatic views from this location which also boasts a wonderfully clean and welcoming (pay) WC. We turned off the access road early and found ourselves about to ascend a gravel road full of ... more »
Beautiful stop along ring road. Be extra careful when getting out of your rental car at this location. Hold on tight to the door because the wind is so strong it could cause real damage. At least in J... more »
From this beautiful cliff, where the sea waves endlessly pond into, you have one of the most beautiful views of South Iceland. It is one of the better places to spot the puffin. Make sure you are firmly stand your state because the wind regularly plagues this cliff.
Beautiful spot. We saw puffins. But so far away. If you have binoculars...bring it!
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