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Peninsula of volcanic origin.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cliff” (70 reviews)
“black sand” (106 reviews)
“amazing views” (37 reviews)
Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

My son and I stopped here on our drive along the coast on August 20th. We were delighted to find the puffins here, up close and personal! Beautiful views as well.

Thank cprofct
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach has wonderful surf view. You can also drive up to the Lighthouse where can you see all down the beach. Very nice on a good weather day. This entire coast is scenic.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The driver to the top is a little scary. Narrow dirt road on the side of the cliff, well worth the cringing drive up. The views up here are unbelievable. Coming here was one of the most memorable experiences in Iceland.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located a few miles before Vik, this is a must-visit. The drive up this cliff is steep, and at times, it is barely wide enough for 2 cars to pass each other. You will probably need an AWD/4WD vehicle to get up it also (don't...More

Thank iTravel11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is well worth taking the bumpy and somewhat steep climb up the hill. You will be greeted with amazing views in all directions. The lighthouse is stunning on its own but with the added dimension of the cliffs, extensive black sand beaches, ocean views...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A good stop between skogafoss and the black sand beach. You can drive to the top of the hill and take a short walk to see the promontory rock. Great views all around.

Thank Vthc4
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had hoped to see some Puffins here, but did not find any. We want to the Black Sand Beach in Vik and found the Puffins there. You get a good appreciation for the power of the North Atlantic. Nice views, quick hike. Worth a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a quick stop and check out the views. The black sand, geology, and huge waves are worth the time on your trip to stretch your legs. It's not far off the beaten path from the Ring Road (maybe 10 minutes).

Thank M. D
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are any number of places in the Vik area where the visitor can experience black sand beaches and stunning cliffside vistas. Dyrholaey is one of the best. You can also see Iceland's trademark Puffins adding to the scenery, as well as the hole in...More

Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the rock formations and seeing the pufins on the cliffs. The view was great. Nice area to take a walk.

Thank pgalaska
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Sunny E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I also wouldn't advise climbing up there. I've seen plenty of people climbing behind the barriers in various places (including some rocks right over Gulfoss waterfall which was actually almost too scary to watch... More
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7 July 2017|
Response from bettedavis85 |
I am answering my own question.....Was able to use Google translate to find out that the nature reserve at Dyrholaey will be open 24 hours a day starting on 25 June 2017 at 0900.
13 June 2017|
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Response from Sarah T | Reviewed this property |
Hmm, I wish I could answer this but we never actually made it up to the top due to our rental car's inability to deal with the rugged terrain/steep incline. I didn't realize there were puffins at this location! 🐧 I hope... More