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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. Our Vik vacation builder app makes visiting Dyrholaey and other Vik attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Dryholaey literally means hill island with a door hole. This place is located close to the village of vik in the southern part of Iceland. The road to this part is a gravel road, and I’d suggest havin...  more »
  • Dyrholaey was a cool, but windy experience. From the top you can see all of the Reynisfjara beach and the black sand beach where the planewreck is. The drive up there is muddy, narrow and with lots of...  more »
  • Despite the bad weather, the view from the bottom of this cliff was really exciting (with a lot of some puffin). Given the strong wind, we postponed the visit to the upper part, where there is the lighthouse, the next day. The sea was definitely calmer and even though the clouds were low, the show that you enjoy from this cliff is priceless. Access road from the ring comfortable, but serves the 4x4 to get to the lighthouse
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  • It was extremely windy on the day we visited. Couldn't really see much. I believe this place is gorgeous when it's sunny. Maybe will visit here next time on a good, sunny day. Public washrooms here available to use.
  • This is a beautiful lookout area with breath taking views of cliffs and black sand beaches. Like most of the country, expect strong wind and if it's cold, stay for just a few minutes, but the views are beautiful!
  • You must visit here if you are in the area. It is awesome and you will not regret it. My pictures are breathtaking.
  • Challenging drive up to the top, but absolutely worth it. I recommend that everyone walk towards the lighthouse to get the best views!
  • Bird eye view long black sand beach
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