Dyrhólaey is a 120 meter high headland extending into the sea and forming an impressive natural arch that is one of the icons of South Iceland.
Sea erosion has carved a giant hole in the towering cliff, big enough for boats to sail through. Dyrhólaey and the cliffs that rise out of the sea to the south of it are a haven for a variety of seabirds and the area is a wildlife sanctuary.
In the summer, the peninsula is home to hosts of puffins and the cliffs make for impressive pictures.}?>