Diamond Beach is a mysterious place, where ice flows from the Glacier Lagoon are beached by the high tide. If you are used to diamonds with just millimeters in diameter, you can come here to experience glacial diamonds with meters in diameter. But unlike the real diamonds, the life expectancy of these ice diamonds is really short, just a few hours.
If you are about to ask a natural born Icelander about the Diamond Beach, he (or she) probably won´t have any idea of what are you talking about. Similarly like with the Golden Circle, Diamond Beach is just a marketing name and has nothing to do with Icelandic history. The Icelandic name of the Diamond Beach is Eystri- or Vestri-Fellsfjara, depending on which side of the Jökulsá (river) you are on.
How to find and how to get to the Diamond Beach:
Diamond Beach is located in close proximity to the Glacier Lagoon. If you want to go there by foot, you can go along the Jökulsá river under the bridge, so you do not have to cross the road. You can find the Diamond Beach on both banks of the Jökulsá river. There is a spacious parking lot with toilets where you can park your car.
GPS coordinates of the Diamond Beach: 64.043065, -16.175841 Take me there!
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