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Dyrholaey, Vik

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The black lava arch from which this peninsula takes its name, Dyrholaey 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. Before you head to Vik, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vik trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Vik has to offer, including Dyrholaey.
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  • Seen beautiful, sand black, unleashed, sea landscape was breathtaking. Wrap up warm, because with the wind it's really cold
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  • What a wow viewpoint. Beware of the high winds of course, but well worth driving to this point. Just incredible.  more »
  • It is a short distance from the road. The view of the black beach and the sea stacks is amazing. You can only see one of the arches from this vantage point.  more »