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Dyrhólaey is a 120 metres high promontory over the Icelandic Southern Coast. It is situated in the south of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland.

The span of the arch is about 60 metres and the height about 50 metres. There is a "smaller" arch alongside that could be around 15 - 18 metres wide.

It is part of a Nature Reserve. It was formed during the last ice age from a submarine volcanic eruption similar to the one that generated the Surtsey island

 

www.mountainstamp.com Faxi Dyrholaey Dyrhólaey mountain stamp Iceland 1966

Iceland 1966, Dyrhólaey 

 

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