Dyrhólaey is a 120 m. high cliff, not far from the town of Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the cliff. When the sea is calm, big boats can sail through it. There even was a crasy daredevil pilot that flew through the arch in a small airplane. From the top of Dyrhólaey there is a great view. The cliff is thought to have been made in an underwater volcanic eruption late in the glacial period. Dyrhólaey has been a natural reserve since 1978. The lighthouse on the top of the cliff stands impressive and stoic in this often very windy area. Be careful not to go too close to the ledge of this dramatic cliff. You should not miss going down to the black beach to see some of the incredible stone fissures there.