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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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  • View worth a million dollars! The piece you have to go from the parking lot but it's worth it! Breathtaking breasts!
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  • Loved this old lighthouse which sits out on a prominent point above the North Sea. The road is a little steep getting up to it but nothing that any car can make slowly. Great rock formations below in ...  more »
  • The hotel is located in beautiful location. Landscapes will leave you breathless as far as the eye. Even this is a good rating. Basic yet clean and comfortable environment. Simple food but good. Looks like you have stepped back in time. Two splendid nights with aurora borealis
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  • A great lookout over the water and the beaches. You can see for miles up the beach to the west and you can walk around the lighthouse. There is a great view of the land bridge with birds nesting in the cliffs and floating on the water. Its a bit of a bumpy ride getting up to the lot, but most cars should be able to do it if you take it slow and drive very carefully around potholes.
  • This is one of the most amazing places I have ever been in my life. Amazing views of the entire area, ocean, beaches, birds, mountains, and more. The road to the top is in decent shape, but you must drive carefully and pay attention to what you are doing. This is a must see place if you are in Vik. I visited in March of 2018.
  • This is my favorite spot in Iceland. Loved it. The black sand beach is something unbelievable. It makes this place unique in the world.
  • I had quite an unfortunate day when I visited this place because it was superrrrrr windy. Something like 15-25 m/sec. My friends and I didn't really feel it when we were inside the car, but once we were outside, it was horrible! I thought I could handle it, but it turned out I was too light to fight against the wind 🍃. Still a nice place to visit, but I didn't really get too many pictures as I was concentrating more on staying on the ground and not get blown away 😁.
  • Theres a steep hill that you need to drive up and down to. Be careful when driving cauz the road is stoney and full of potholes. The view is terrific!!!.
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