Sunrise at Diamond Beach

Phone / Tablet

Diamond Beach is the result of glacial ice breaking off of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacial tongue into the famous Jökulsárlón Lagoon. This ice collecting in Jökulsárlón Lagoon then slowly makes its way out into the sea. The whole process breaks up these large chunks of glacial ice into thousands of incredible blocks that wash up on the jet black sand of Icelands south-east coast. The contrast between ice and sand makes for truly breathtaking sights. Be on the look out for seals and all the birdlife as well.

Diamond beach is definitely the most famous name to come from this area. However, it is only one small piece of the whole attraction. The park is also home to the deepest lake in the whole of Iceland, a glacier that is actively breaking into the lagoon and a mountain range giving an entire backdrop for all the beautiful scenes in front.