Hotel Dyrhólaey

Hotel Dyrhólaey

A country hotel by the Ring Road, located in the region Mýrdalur by the eponymous glacier in the southeast of Iceland. This hotel boasts of beautiful views over grassy farmlands and down to the sea, as well as a spectacular mountain view where the glacier greets onlookers. Many attractions are in the vicinity and about an hour and a half away. Recreation, activities and experiences abound. 

Open all year.

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  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meals on request
  • TV in rooms
  • Golf course nearby
  • Facilities for disabled

In the area

  • Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
  • Cape Dyrhólaey 9 km
  • Geothermal swimming pool and golf at Vík 9 km
  • Reynisfjara beach 11 km
  • Sólheimajökull snowmobile tours, guided glacier walks and ice climbing 21 km
  • Skógafoss Waterfall 24 km
  • Skógar folk museum 24 km


150 en suite double / twin rooms and an en suite family room with a TV, an electric kettle, hair dryer and telephone. Free Wi-Fi.


Breakfast is included. Large dining hall with a grand ocean view. Dinner. Lunch for groups. Bar.

Service and recreation

Beautiful hikes – route maps available at the hotel. Birdwatching. Guided glacier tours. Horse rental. Boating from Dyrhólaey. A 30-minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands. Regional museum. The nearest supermarket and swimming pool are at village Vík (9 km / 5.5 mi), where guests will also find a 9-hole golf course.

A paradise for birdwatchers

Dyrhólaey is one of the more renowned attractions that nature lovers visit in the region and is only a 9-minute-drive away from the hotel. Dyrhólaey is a protected cape, where precipitous cliffs meet the sea, but a sloping hill leads to land. Adjacent to the cape to the south is a rock formation and the hole through it near sea level is a striking and memorable feature. Dyrhólaey is famous for varied birdlife and a beautiful view. Reynisfjara beach is east of Dyrhólaey (11 km / 7 mi), where the North Atlantic Ocean waves beat on the black sands. It’s as if the mountains grow from this sandy beach, and the columnar basalt, nature’s work of art, dress their foothills, complete with coves, ledges and caves. Further out to sea, the guardians Reynisdrangar rise from the beating waves like petrified trolls.

Tempting hikes and a glacial rendezvous

The lowlands that separate Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the inhabited areas are quite expansive, where mountains, ridges, valleys and canyons contribute to the ever-changing landscapes that welcome hikers with open arms. The glacier Sólheimajökull, the country’s longest icefall, protrudes from the larger Mýrdalsjökull, 21 km (12 mi) away from the hotel. Guided glacier hikes and ice climbing on Sólheimajökull, as well as snowmobile tours and excursions on specially modified jeeps to Mýrdalsjökull are offered and tours depart from the farm Ytri-Sólheimar, 8 km (5 mi) away.

Waterfalls, regional museum, Westman Islands

Skógafoss (24 km / 15 mi) and Seljalandsfoss (50 km / 31 mi) are among the more famous natural attractions in Iceland. The regional museum at Skógar (24 km / 15 mi) is both varied and informative and accurately depicts life and lodgings of the olden days. The Westman Islands nestle by the southern shore. The ferry docks at Landeyjahöfn (64 km / 39 mi) and from there it only takes 30 minute to reach the islands, making this an ideal day-trip. Spend a long, yet satisfying, day at the Westman Islands with your base at Hotel Dyrhólaey.

Hosts: Margrét and Steinþór


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