When Is the Best Time

Thanks to the good road, this place can be visited all year round. It is very popular and thus can become crowded with tourists. The summer months of July and August is always the busiest time of the year, as tour buses arrive during the day. The best time of day to visit the place and to avoid the crowds is early morning or in the evening. Being there at 9:00 AM, even in peak season, gives you enough time to enjoy the place without many other visitors. During off and shoulder season it’s less busy. However, it’s still a good idea to visit early and enjoy the place in solitude.

Highlights (Puffin Watching)

Puffins can be spotted from April until the end of August. Sometimes until early or even mid-September. To be on the safe side for Puffin viewing, visit between May and August. Usually, the best weather is a calm day. When it’s very windy you’ll have a hard time finding them.

Where to Stay

Stay nearby to get there early in the morning and avoid the crowds: Hotel Dyrhólaey  – via booking.com

Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula on the south coast of Iceland. The whole place is stunning with massive cliffs, volcanic arch, lighthouse and views of the coastline. You can see puffins in the summer in Dyrhólaey. The best experience is to leave your car in the parking lot at the bottom of the hill and go for a walk. You will enjoy the place way better.

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Top Tips / Facts
  • Walk along the cliff for the spectacular view from above.
  • Be careful not to get to close the edged of the cliff. Especially on windy days it can be dangerous.
  • Visit the impressive black beach. Stunning rock formations of frozen lava and a good chance to spot seals.


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