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Diamond Beach Iceland


Diamond Beach Iceland

There's something about Diamond Beach that makes it one of the most iconic places in Iceland. The sheer beauty of the white sand beach, crystal clear waters and natural cliffs towering overhead is hard to resist. In fact, Diamond Beach has even been compared to the Grand Canyon! If you're thinking of going to Iceland soon, you should definitely check out Diamond Beach. Here's why...

The “diamonds” on Iceland's Diamond Beach refer to pieces of 1,000-year-old icebergs that calved off from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, which is an outlet glacier of the largest icecap in Europe – Vatnajökull.

The beauty of Diamond Beach is that it is a 365-day-a-year phenomenon. The ice in the lagoon and the glacier is constantly breaking away into the sea, meaning that there are always new ice diamonds being washed up on the shore. This means that you can go there any time of the year and find brand-new crystals.

A lot of tours that Troll Expedition offers, will take you to this amazing natural wonder. Your professional guide will tell you everything about the area.  This is a must destination if you are traveling the south coast.

Where is the Diamond Beach in Iceland?

Diamond Beach is located near the Glacier Lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland.

Glacier lagoon vs Diamond beach

The good thing about those places is that they are so close by, that you can visit them both on one trip! Its only a few minutes walk from the Glacier Lagoon to the Diamond Beach.

Is Diamond beach a black sand beach?

Yes. The Diamond Beach is a strip of black sand belonging to the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain.