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Dyrhólaey, Vik

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The black lava arch from which this peninsula takes its name, Dyrhólaey rises out of the North Atlantic. You can walk high on top of the arch at 120 m (394 ft), but if you prefer to avoid heights, there is also a bridge. Admire the panoramic views from the top of Dyrhólaey. Look north to see the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, east to see the black lava Reynisdrangar sea stacks, and west to see the endless coastline. If the weather is warm enough, you may spot puffins in the area, but keep your distance, as they are usually nesting at this time and protective in nature. Dyrholaey has limited road access during some times of the year; during this time more walking is required to see the attraction. Our Vik vacation builder app makes visiting Dyrhólaey and other Vik attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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. 
    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.  more »
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  • Incredibly beautiful place with spectacular panoramic views!! The wind was very cold and strong so, we didn’t spend much time there but we’ll definitely come back in summer one day…😍
  • Imposing cliffs rising out of the sea create an unforgettable vista. The surrounding area is covered in lush vegetation. It's also a great spot to glimpse puffins.

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