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Fellsfjara, Jokulsarlon

Beach · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Favored by photographers and nature lovers, Fellsfjara 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 Fellsfjara and other attractions to your Jokulsarlon trip itinerary using our Jokulsarlon trip itinerary planner.
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  • We spent less time in Glacier Lagoon than here. Jokulsarlon would be nice but too many people spoil it where as here in Diamond beach, there were apparently much less tourists. Moreover, the icebergs....  more »
  • Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. We could have spent hours looks and the shapes and contorted ice pieces (Big and small) that are sprinkled about the black sand beach. Go!  more »
  • Particularly when there is a south wind, icebergs that make it down the river to the sea are blown back onto the black sand beach. When we were there in mid-June, there was not many bergs and ice...  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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