Research and education

Many beautiful birds have their habitat in Dyrhólaey, including puffins, fulmars, Arctic terns, common guillemots, great skuas, European golden plovers and black-tailed godwits. The best way to see the puffins is to walk along the marked paths from the Lágey parking lot. They have made their burrows in the sea cliffs by Arnardrangur and are often seen parading in front of their homes. They can also be spotted flying and landing in the bird cliffs on Háey. The fulmar is another signature bird in Dyrhólaey and often glides majestically around the sea cliffs, by stacks and near the bird cliffs. A beautiful bird that can reach up to 60–70 years in age. It is fun to bring binoculars for birdwatching in Dyrhólaey in order to see the birds close up. We remind visitors to stay on the marked trails and be especially mindful around the birdlife during the nesting season (May–September).