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.
(Saga trail South Iceland)