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Dyrholaey, Vik

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Geologic Formation
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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  • The road off the ring road is not an easy one to drive, although you don't really need a 4WD. We did it with a small car and arrived alright. The drive itself is a little adventure on its own, though,...  more »
  • We visited on a windy and rainy day. We still trudged up to the top and were happy we did. Iceland is all about natural beauty and this was another example.  more »
  • The Rock formations are fantastic as well as watching the ocean, and it's just a great place to stop.  more »