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Dyrhólaey, Vik

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Geologic Formation · Landmark
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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  • Once on 218 you will come to a fork in the road. Signage was confusing. The left (straight) goes to the lower parking & viewpoint. The right is a steep gravel and narrow way to the upper viewpoint...  more »
  • I never get tired of this place. I've been here quite a few times. I love to see the puffins. Bring warm clothing and don't go too close to the edges. It can get a little windy.  more »
  • This is a beautiful spot with amazing viewa and birdlife. Well worth the stop. Walk the route and enjoy the views  more »
  • Beautiful natural arch that’s part of a bird sanctuary. Tons of birds on this thing. The best views of the arch are from the light house or the lower parking area a little further away.
  • The treacherous path leading to mesmerizing scenic points is a must-visit place for anyone visiting Iceland. The 360* view around covering the Diamond beach is simply spell-bounding.
  • Dyrholaey is a very weird but fascinating place. The weather was windy and foggy, but we experienced a unique place. On top of a 120m cliff with views over a green vegetation, black sediments beach, white shoreline and the blue ocean was just incredible. On top of that, the erosion have created several incredible features and they are now the nesting paradise of some birds, puffins among them. It must be wonderful in a really nice day...
  • 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.
  • I like here. I came here on 9 April 2019.the best thing is that there is lots of puffins at this spot in summer. And the sea with black beach is very beautiful. We can feel two different types nature at this spot. To sum up. This spot is one of spots everyone should visit. Hope you copied find the puffin too.

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