Dyrhólaey Overview

Formerly known as ‘Cape Portland’ by seamen, Dyrhólaey is a small promontory located on the southern coast of Iceland. Offering staggering views of the Iceland coast, Dyrhólaey is often visited by tourists for its stunning views. A historic lighthouse dots the shore, flashing at the sea every few minutes. The most prominent attraction at Dyrhólaey, however, is its rock arch promenade, formed through erosion over several hundred years. The area is also scattered with wildlife like Eider ducks and Atlantic puffins, making it one of the best tourist places in Iceland for birdwatchers.

Location: 871 Vik, Iceland

Best time to visit: Between May and August, when the wildlife here is most abundant

Read More

Tourism Board Alliances

Why Choose Thrillophilia