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Iceland - Dyrhólaey: Spotlight on the Arch

The small peninsula, Dyrhólaey is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from Vík í Mýrdal.


Along the south coast of Iceland, the small peninsula known as Dyrhólaey gives spectacular views of the surrounding area. The glacier Mýrdalsjökull can be viewed in the north. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible.


The name of the peninsula means the island with the hill door which is named after a giant sea stack in the area.


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Taken on July 27, 2010