Dyrholaey literally means “the hill island with the door hole. We went to see the amazing rock formations and the black beach.
The beach is closed from May 15 to June 25; due to its being a major nesting site for puffins and eider ducks. The beach was closed due to unusual wave action that caused a death. So we looked down the beach from above.
Dyrholaey was formed partly in a sub-marine eruption about 80 thousands years ago. The Atlantic breakers have ground the front of the tufa mountian, forming a sheer cliff.
Let us drink to this
Ancient windswept stone, the pearl
Of Atlantic sea