Dyrholaey

Dyrholaey, Vik: Address, Phone Number, Dyrholaey Reviews: 4.5/5

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AdmiralGanteaume
Wilmette, IL126 contributions
Couples
There are two wonderful turn-offs from route 1 in this area of Southern Iceland, only a few miles apart—this one, on 218, and the route to the even more photographed black sands on 215. You would think that the view of the arch on this amazing promontory would be invisible if you climbed up on top of it, but climb to the top, and voila! You get actually that classic shot from on high. It’s a wonderful hike up—not too tough—and as others have said, point your camera in any direction and succeed. We were there on a sort of gloomy spitting rain of a day and it was still majestic. Sure it’s touristy but do not miss this one!
Written July 5, 2022
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Richard
Staffordshire, UK64 contributions
Dyrholaey offers spectacular views both East and West to Reynisfara and the Dyrholaey Arch. Due to cliff collapses the access down to the Dyrholaey beach was roped off, and there were safety ropes keeping you well back from the cliff edges and off the fragile flora but this didn't detract from the enjoyment at all. You could see more or less everything and get your photos from within the roped areas.

It's important to note though that if you have a tripod and a bag of lenses you qualify as a Very Important Photographer and can cross the ropes at will and stand as close to the crumbling cliff edges as you like. It's fine - you won't die (sadly) and the delicate mosses will only take 30 years to regrow. If you don't have a bag of lenses but REALLY want that selfie for insta, then that also qualifies you.

Seriously people. Stop it. I was half hoping to see a ranger walk up with a card machine and start collecting fines from people as they crossed back out of the off-limits areas "10,000KR please - *beep*, and you *beep*, yes and you *beep*". Those would be expensive selfies.
Written April 9, 2020
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himmelhunden
Soenderborg, Denmark493 contributions
This attraction offers a great experience for all - nomatter how far one wants to walk. Driving a 2WR, you prak at the lower parking area. From here, you walk two minutes on even tracks to see the great views. Coming early or late in the day will give you a stunning view of a lot of puffins. If you do not mind walking, you can follow the trail all the way to the lighthose - good walking shoes are recommended. Along the way, you will experience more puffins. The view from the top/the lighthouse is worth the effort.
The toilets at the parking lot are clean and wellkept. You can use any major creditcard when entering.
PS: Driving a 4WR will allow you to drive all the way to the lighthouse (the top), offering minimal walking.
Written August 5, 2020
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Anders&Helen
Aarhus, Denmark7 contributions
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Beauty: 5/5
Mystery: 5/5
Wildness: 2/5
The view of these arches clashing with the Atlantic Ocean will take your breath away, in the same way as Prince Hans of the Southern Isles took our breath away in Frozen.
He stole Anna's heart like this place stole ours.
He broke it just as the waves break before hitting the dark rock.
Would recommend to a friend.
Written July 7, 2020
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bskramer
The Villages, FL344 contributions
On the day my daughter and I visited Dyrholaey Headland, it was extremely windy. Our tour stopped here to view the black sand beaches and rock formations. I can imagine that on a normal day, the views would be spectacular and this would be a great, scenic stop. On the day we visited it was difficult to stand against the blowing wind. We explored a few of the trails, but we were so cold that we did not venture onto the the trails that led to higher elevations. If you visit, be careful about where you drive. The view from the high point was too windy for many vehicles. Definitely consider this stop when touring southern Iceland, but check the weather conditions first.
Written May 28, 2022
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Anita N
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We had a beautiful cloudless day and had stayed in Vik the night before so we decided to watch the sunrise from the lighthouse - it was so peacefull and serene. Was lovely watching the sunrise over the ocean and the ice on the mountains of the Katla Geopark turn pink with the sunrise. Lovely experience would highly recommend
Written November 28, 2021
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura9,977 contributions
The Rough Guide says that Dyrhólaey ‘is a beautiful place to watch the sea on a sunny day’ and it was just that even when it as cloudy when we visited. It is supposed to be a seabird nature reserve and people have written about seeing puffins there, but we saw few birds apart from male eiders when we were there in mid-June. Perhaps we needed to go higher up the cliff to see them. There was, however, great views over the black beach of Reynisfjshevri and some of the offshore stacks. There is an incredible arch that I will attach pictures of. It is not too long a diversion to visit – 30 minutes maximum unless you want to explore further by taking the path of the hill/cliffs.
Written August 17, 2021
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Carrie0693
Madison, AL1,650 contributions
We got to see many many puffins. This is a must stop! And the views were amazing all around. I advise you to wear a wind breaker. It was hard at times to hold your camera still. If you notice a crowd of people make sure you head there quickly because the puffins will be there and might fly away to the ocean and stay a while like they did when we were there.

Add this location as a stopping point if you wish to see Puffins.
Written August 25, 2021
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Swissshamoo
Bern, Switzerland181 contributions
Really an amazing spot o see the impressive coastline.
Just be careful with the wind. It is so strong that can push you couple of steps Forward. A wonderfull place to try your drone, and see it crashing without control.
Indeed, we laugh a lot looking the sad faces of the undisciplined drone pilots.
Written January 16, 2020
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339megg
London, UK149 contributions
Couples
A fantastic viewing point. We felt there was no need to visit Vik after visiting the Dyrholaey viewing point (easy to find on Google maps). Good road up ( but steep) and large car park area. A great area to explore
Written December 30, 2021
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