Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon

4.8
#2 of 41 in Outdoors in East Region
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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  • You will be mesmerized. Pictures don’t do it justice. The black sand with the big pieces of clear ice is amazing. Don’t skip it if you go to Iceland.  more »
  • Right next to the Jokulsarlon Lagoon you will find the Diamond Beach. A different beach, volcanic sand where the thousands of pieces of iceberg shine. It's beautiful, but compared to other locations in Iceland it's not the country's spectacular site.
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