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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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  • This was quite a drive to get out to, but the site itself was amazing! There were many clearly roped off places to visit, and there are pay restrooms available if needed.  more »
  • The track to the top is closed today perhaps due to the snow cover, so everyone parked on the verge and half blocked the lane like they say not to. If you go to the end of the open road there is...  more »
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  • Beautiful natural arch that’s part of a bird sanctuary. Tons of birds on this thing. The best views of the arch are from the light house or the lower parking area a little further away.
  • The treacherous path leading to mesmerizing scenic points is a must-visit place for anyone visiting Iceland. The 360* view around covering the Diamond beach is simply spell-bounding.
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