A unique promontory standing at 110 – 120m, with sheer rock pillars projecting into the sea. On the south side is a narrow rock rim with an arch-shaped opening through which boats can sail. Dýrhólaey was declared a preserved area in 1978. From beginning of May to mid June the area is closed during the bird nesting season. The lighthouse on the top of the cliff stands impressive and stoic in this often very windy area. From the top of Dyrhólaey there is a great view.