Dyrholaey
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Peninsula of volcanic origin.
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WannaBeObjective
Switzerland545 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
It’s easy to miss the turn from the Ring road during winter/foggy conditions if one doesn’t use the GPS, so keep a good eye. The views are spectacular!
Written January 27, 2023
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Jill S
Chicago13 contributions
Jan. 2023
This is a beautiful area, a short drive from Black Sand Beach. The road was not particularly well plowed, but worth the effort to ascend. The light house, rock formations, and walking area were beautiful and the vistas were unmatched.
Written January 18, 2023
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Jesse S
Highland, NY48 contributions
Nov. 2022
Having just come from Reynisfjara, where the wind was crazy and fun, we decided to go to the Dyrholaey lookout point. I'm sure on a nice day, this place is great as the views are incredible and I would have loved to explore more. But when we went, it was... well... windy... I mean like, knock a 200 lb man backwards type of wind. Needless to say, we didn't stick around for long.
Written December 7, 2022
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Paul B
Alton, UK156 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
I just love it up here. I could sit for hours and just take in the View. Absolutely stunning. Car parking is decent and the road up, despite being very windy, is good. Would come back again and 100% recommend anyone to stop and take a look
Written November 11, 2022
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McB921
Algonquin, IL581 contributions
Sep. 2022
Beautiful views of the black sand beaches and the ocean. We enjoyed our little stop here and we were glad it was a sunny day.
Written October 21, 2022
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JrnyJunkie
Cleveland, OH862 contributions
Jul. 2022
We saw the puffins here and the amazing views. So many interesting formations to see here...very beautiful and dramatic.
Written October 14, 2022
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH4,482 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
When you get here there are 2 roads.
1- Drive up to Lighthouse- lncredible lookout
One way over Reynisfjara Beach and other way over Dyrholaey Arch & Solheimfjara Beach. Despite overcast skies and gale force winds, we loved the sights from the lighthouse perch.
2- Drive down for closer look at beach. Just incredible scenery down here as well. The black beach, rock formations, pounding surf and old ship tie ups of some kind we fascinating. There is a large clean restroom here, but remember your credit card.
Written October 8, 2022
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada3,396 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Very beautiful views offered from up here. Very well worth the drive and hike up the mountain. You wont regret it. You will even see the plane wreck if the skies are clear.
Written October 6, 2022
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Kaye N
Provo, UT2,146 contributions
Jul. 2022
Our timing to Dyrholaey was perfect! We'd heard that puffins are only on the cliffs in the morning and evening hours unless it's an overcast day - we were there on an overcast day and saw SO MANY PUFFINS! Some were very close and we got great photos.

The restrooms at the upper area require payment and the credit card machine didn't work. We ended up using the restrooms at the Ice House in Vik - free and nice.

We also traveled back down the road to the black sand/rock beach and were astounded at the huge pillars of basalt lining the beach. There are sneaker waves that come up quickly and sweep people out to sea so don't turn your back on the ocean unless you're a safe distance away!

Waterproof layered clothing and waterproof boots made the trip enjoyable.
Written September 28, 2022
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Melodie
Coquitlam, Canada3 contributions
Oct. 2021
We had this on our agenda but didn't realize that we would be talking about it for years to come. We were in Iceland in our campervan during a windstorm. (Buy the extra insurance, its a real thing!) When we arrived in Vik we never expected it to be so breathtaking. The barrier to the edge was literally a small chain on low posts and in a windstorm you do not want to get to the edge! It was beautiful to watch nature be powerful, somthing to truly respect. It also made for some funny video leaning into the wind and being 100% held up by it. Access to the beach at this time was closed due to the weather for obvious reasons. (Actual trip date was Oct 2018)
Written September 28, 2022
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