Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon

Beach · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Favored by photographers and nature lovers, Diamond Beach is a strip of black volcanic sand. Huge chunks of ice from the neighboring glacier lagoon wash up there on shore. The beach is also home to many seals and one of the best places in Iceland for whale watching from the shore. Add Diamond Beach and other attractions to your Jokulsarlon trip itinerary using our Jokulsarlon trip itinerary planner.
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  • The diamond beach is truly spectacular. Floating ice is magical and even more when you sea many seals swimming and diving around. It is definitely a beautiful photo spot even when it is bad weather...  more »
  • Wow - how cool is that to see glaciers floating in the sea, and natural ice sculptures on a black sand beach?! A memorable experience.  more »
  • It was a place like no other. Very special and new adventure. The glaciers were so big and impressive to walk in between  more »
  • Very beatyfull spot to see ice an a black beach
  • A 'must place to stop' if on route one. Ni place like it on earth
  • Busy but worth the stop. This is usually as far as most tourists come along the south of the island before turning back. You can and should spend the day exploring the beach, then the 'rock dunes' by the glacier lake. You can walk for miles around exploring the landscape and ice.
  • Definitely worth the trip out here. Get to see bright blue ice on the beaches and in the water. Make sure to book a glacier tour across the street.
  • The highlight of the beach I think that is the seals that play around icebergs. The Diamonds were just "ok" for me but maybe it is different in other days.

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