uphere it is extremely windy
a view towards Reynisfjall
there are actually two holes in the rock. A daredivel pilot once flew through the big one.
which from above looks like this. Note the lighthouse high up the rock
close-up of the Arnardrangur rock, eagles once nested here
behind the parking lot there is another cliff.
Road 218, just west of Vik, will bring you to a peninsula called Dyrholaey
In the 9th century when Iceland was settled it was
still an island. However the area here is still recovering from the pressing loads of the thick ice during the last Ice Age.
The slowly uplifting has connected the island again to the mainland.
The main feature of Dyrholaey is an arch
with a hole in it, but of interest are also its black beaches, the Arnardrangur rock and the nice views of the petrified
trolls of Reynisfjall
. To the northwest there is the ice-covered Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused so much trouble to airtravel
during the 2010 eruptions.
Dyrholaey is a popular breeding place for Puffins and Common Eiders and closed
to tourists during the breeding season.
We were there on a rainy and very windy day in July 2015.
just of the Ringroad there is a view of Eyjafjallajökull
from the parking lot you can enter the black beach
the petrified remains of a ship and the trolls that captured it