Dyrholaey is a 120 m high and
precipitous headland. A large, natural gate has been eroded through
its southernmost part. When the sea is calm, big vessels can sail
through it and in 1995, two adventurers flew in a small aircraft
through it. The view from the highest points of the
the 1927 lighthouse is standing, is excellent on a fine day.
In earlier times
fishing outfits were operated from the lower parts of the promontory
and ideas about a harbour construction there have been weathered.
South of the promontory are freestanding cliffs in the ocean, one of
which looks like a petrified elephant. It is highly interesting to
watch the bird life in the cliffs, especially the puffins. English
fishermen and sailors called the promontory Portland
or the Blow Hole.