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“light house”(41 reviews)
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Peninsula of volcanic origin.
Vik, Iceland
+354 487 1480
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only a short drive from Vik, this place is one of the best views in Iceland. Looking over the black beach. Take it easy on the way up as there’s a gravel road which wouldn’t be suitable for all vehicles. Also be careful at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank jackharding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the crazy wind and rain, this was a lovely stop with amazing views. I would highly recommend the stop to any passerby.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jjcoffman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether sunrise, mid day or sundown,all times are well worth visiting this spot. Do not be off put by the uphill off road drive to get here. You should be renting 4WD vehicles to be safe here but a 2WD can get up this slope...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sneakyright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fabulous place, still wild, lovely scenery worth the detour, go there early efore the busess and enjoy

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertvalerie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice break from what we had previously seen. It faces the ocean so when the wind blew, it was cold, especially in the winter. They had many paths to walk all throughout this nature area. You could see and hear the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lighthouse and the sea in the night are just amazing. The lighthouse kinda lights the rocks and it was a bit foggy when i visited and it was truly magical. We were walking from a second parking lot since we didnt have a 4x4...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road to the top was pretty rough, but we had an AWD SUV and made it without issues. We also saw a few tiny cars make it to the top just fine as well, so it would seem that as long as you drive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up to Dyrholaey Lighthouse where the blasting winds hammers you whilst you walk to enjoy the top view of Black Beach, The Columns and various rock formation. Walk up to the corner of the lighthouse to see the Dyrholaey Arch. Another inspiration landmark that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank keett712
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

They have updated the parking are since my last visit in 2016 - aside from the amazing views, there are bathrooms you can use in the parking lot now too!

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank 927lisas927
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Honestly, what an awesome place and that could certainly be much better in a sunny day. All the way uphill and over there at the cliffs are simply stunning. What was meant to be a 15min stop as we were in a rush became easily...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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karen m
January 20, 2019|
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Response from hikerchick10 | Reviewed this property |
We took a compact rental car (with 3) to the top and saw much bigger cars get up and down as well with no problem.
June 10, 2018|
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Response from DoriS106 | Reviewed this property |
Hi . You can contact this guy, he is at Akranes lighthouse, greetings visitors and all . He knows everything there is a to know. His name is Hilmar Sigvaldason email is : hilmarphoto@simnet.is
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Sunny E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I also wouldn't advise climbing up there. I've seen plenty of people climbing behind the barriers in various places (including some rocks right over Gulfoss waterfall which was actually almost too scary to watch... More
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