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Peninsula of volcanic origin.
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  • Average4%
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“the cliff” (66 reviews)
“black sand” (101 reviews)
“amazing views” (35 reviews)
Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This spot offers great views of the surrounding area and black sand beaches as well as the many interesting rock formations. Just a short drive from Vik and definitely worth a stop.

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 3 days ago

First of all, the view is gorgeous. Starting from the road to the peninsula to the upper terraces - it is like something out of a sci-fi movie. Unfortunately we could not go up to the upper part, due to the small car (a rocky...More

Thank mcmacko
Reviewed 4 days ago

We travelled to the parking lot on the east side of Dyrholaey. A short walk takes you a commanding viewpoint of the arch and black sand beach below. To the west one can see Reynisfjara and the Reynisdrangar. It was exceptionally windy (with a noticeable...More

Thank Kbarrelle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The contrast of nature you can see from this place is unforgettable, definitely one of the places you should stopped at :)

Thank Veronika C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off the ring road, about 4km back. Several paths to take to get views and photos. A nice stop along the way across south iceland

Thank fabdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rock formations are amazing and good to see from all angles. It was very windy when we went but clear so we had unobstructed views. If you have time, explore all the roads around the area. If you don't, I'd go with climbing to...More

Thank stellatreks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bet this place is even better when it's not raining. But we still enjoyed it. We saw a few puffins, and could see the arches and beautiful beach. We couldn't see very far because of the fog. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mfmvandriel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dyrholaey can be found at the end of Route 218, about 3 miles or 5km from Route 1. The road splits as you climb the headland. Go up both as each offers very different views and interests. To the right, the gravel road climbs steeply...More

Thank GKTravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dyrholaey is a great stop along the southern coast on your way to Vik. We went at the end of June during mid afternoon. I had read that you can follow 218 to the end and take the right turn uphill to see a cliff...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place on a nice day. Overlooks beautiful black sand beach, nice bay, very close to the sea arch and a where we took our best close-up puffin photo. To get here take 218 road a few miles before Vik. Free parking and no admission....More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
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6 July 2017|
Response from bettedavis85 |
I am answering my own question.....Was able to use Google translate to find out that the nature reserve at Dyrholaey will be open 24 hours a day starting on 25 June 2017 at 0900.
13 June 2017|
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Response from Sarah T | Reviewed this property |
Hmm, I wish I could answer this but we never actually made it up to the top due to our rental car's inability to deal with the rugged terrain/steep incline. I didn't realize there were puffins at this location! 🐧 I hope... More
David S
7 May 2017|
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Response from Jenny K | Reviewed this property |
Stop at Dyrholaey for the views because it's right on the ring road. There were no puffins when we visited in March, but it was totally worth it. I'm not sure about it being closed, but you wouldn't lose much time if it... More