Dyrhólaey is one of the main attractions in South Iceland. It is famous for its big stone arch standing out into the Atlantic ocean. Dyrhólaey is in away an island connected by black beaches on both sides and to the north the sea lake Dyrhólaós.
The locals talk about the low island and the high island in Dyrhólaey. On the lower part is a nice view over Dyrhólaós sea lake and towards the east to Reynisfjara black sand beach. There are toilet facilities on the lower part of Dyrhólaey. Please do not go down to the beach where the waves have been pulling people out.
On the high part are a lighthouse and a beautiful view to the west along the black lava sand coast towards the mountains of Eyjafjöll and Mýrdalur and Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull.
The Dyrhólaey is closed early summer to give the birds who live the space to lay there eggs and rach their chicks.
The Puffin lives on the high part of Dyrhólay so a visit there during summer gives you a good chance to see this beautiful bird
Dyrhólaey is only 58 kilometres away from Eyvindarholt Hill House and Cabins. Just take the main road towards the east and turn right onto road Dyrhólaeyjarvegur number 218.
Dyrhóley Location: GPS: 63° 24.246' -19° 06.367'
Difficulty level: Easy
Walking distance: You do not have to walk a lot but you can if you like it is nice to walk from the low part of Dyrhólaey to the higher part of it. Total distance if you walk a circle is about 3 kilometres.
Estimated walking time (one way): You can spend from 30 minutes to 1 hour visiting Dyrhólaey. Be careful, do not go down to the beach there and please respect warning signs and fences.