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Dyrhólaey landscape

The amazing wild landscape of Mýrdalur valley seen from Dyrhólaey, south coast of Iceland.


The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120 m) is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from Vík í Mýrdal. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin.

The view from up there is absolutely fabulous: to the north is to be seen the giant glacier Mýrdalsjökull. 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, depending on weather conditions. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name: the Island with the Hill Door.



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Taken on August 15, 2006