Dyrhólaey is the southernmost point of Iceland and is approx. 120 meters (394 feet) high. . Bird life is very thriving in Dyrhólaey and you can spot birds such as Fulmar, Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet and various sea gulls. It is believed that Dyrhólaey was formed during an interglacial period in the late Ice Age, as a result of a submarine volcanic eruption.
In former days many boats were operated from Dyrhólaey and most of the local farmers went fishing to increase the variety of provisions for their households. In recent years, the local farmers have developed a substantial nesting site for Eider ducks in the promontory, for gathering of down.
Reynisfjara is the black sand beach located below Reynisfjall.
From it you can see the stunning basalt colum structure, which inspired the architect Guðjón Samúelsson when he was designing Hallgrímskirkja.
From the beach you can see clearly the basalt sea stacks, Reynisdrangar, and read about the history and legend surrounding them.
On the beach you will also find the black beach restaurant.