Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon

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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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  • Located in Jokulsarlon, right beside the glacier lagoon on the other side of the main road. It was called the Diamond Beach because there are countless ice chunks glistening in the sun. Most of the....  more »
  • If you are going to visit this beach take the turning after the bridge on the right hand side. (Coming from Vik) It’s not so crowded and as beautiful as the other side. When the sunlight breaks the.....  more »
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