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Dyrhólaey (Iceland)

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
6 ml from Vik by car
When to go
Between May and October
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Dyrhólaey

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Dyrholaey is a promontory located not far from Vik in the south of the country, which from the top of its cliffs offers a staggering view of the surroundings, especially an impressive arch in the middle of the sea.

My suggestion:
Do the 4 ml that separate you from main road n°1 to admire the scene. Be careful if you get dizzy as the place is quite breathtakingly high and often windy.
My review

I first came to Dyrholaey promontory a few years ago and at the time the road was not tarred and was in quite bad condition. 

This is now a thing of the past, however, for nowadays it is very easy to get to Dyrholaey thanks to a lovely tarred road that climbs all the way to the top of the cliffs. From there, it is possible to walk up to a small, squat lighthouse and to admire the view overlooking the whole of the south coast as far as the eye can see.

The only snag: the place is often subject to strong winds which prevent you from getting too close to the cliffs for safety reasons. 

Another path leads down to a pebble beach, but here again you must be careful as the waves are huge and sometimes come and lap against the cliff face. 

In spite of all this, it remains a very pleasant visit when the weather is fine and the arch set down in the middle of the sea is magnificent. In summer, apparently, it is possible to go on an excursion out there by boat, but I have not tried it yet. 

View from Dyrholaey
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