When in Iceland
The Highlights of Iceland in 3 days. Operated all year.
The highlights of Iceland in 5 days. South coast, golden circle & Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Crystal Ice Caves & Glacier Hike.
Crystal ice cave, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond beach & northern lights with a transfer from Reykjavik.
4 day winter tour to explore all the best locations in Iceland.
2 day winter tour to explore all the best locations in south Iceland.
Visit all the most popular sightings and activities in 5 day winter tour.
Skaftafell National Park, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Reynisfjara black sand beach & Vík Village
Most popular 3 day winter tour in Iceland.
Do you have three days to experience the best of Iceland? This is the tour for you!
2 day winter tour to the south coast.
One of the most beautiful places in Iceland
Diamond Beach is one of the most popular places in Iceland. The beach is located next to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and is a black volcanic beach with ice bergs from Jokulsarlon laying all over the beach.
The reason for the name of the beach is because the beautiful icebergs that you can find there reminds you off diamonds. The icebergs on the beach come from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. The icebergs drop from Vatnajökull glacier, to the lagoon and then float to the Atlantic Ocean. Some of them float back to land and end up on the Diamond Beach.
The contrast between the black volcanic sand on the beach and the crystal clear icebergs is what makes this place so beautiful.
You can often see seals swimming around the ocean in front of the beach and sometimes they even come up to the beach.
The Diamond Beach is one of the most popular proposal location in Iceland.
The Diamond Beach is in a good location in south east Iceland. The beach is located just a few meters from the Ring Road so it is the perfect stop on your road trip in Iceland. The famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is located next to the Diamond Beach. You will see the glacier lagoon when driving the Ring Road so you simply can’t miss it.
When going to the Diamond Beach, you can park your car at the parking lot next to the diamond beach, or you can park your car at the parking lot next to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and walk to the diamond beach. It is only a few minutes easy walk.
Distance from Reykjavik: 5 hours 13 minutes
GPS: 64.04433, -16.17766
You can choose between variety of tours that will take you to the Diamond Beach. If you are staying in Reykjavik you can go on day tours that will take you all the way to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and the diamond beach in one day.
If you have not booked your accommodation yet, we highly recommend that you go on one of our multi day tours to the diamond beach. On the multi day tours you will be staying overnight in a country hotel in the area. You will explore a lot of other beautiful locations on the way and many of the multi day tours also include some great activities, like natural ice caves, glacier hiking, and more. You can go on tours that are from 2 days and up to 8 days that will take you to the Diamond Beach.
Another option that you have is to rent a car and drive there on your own. The drive to the Diamond Beach from Reykjavik is around 5 hours. You will have many beautiful locations to explore on the way. We recommend that you take a couple of days to drive to the Diamond Beach because there are so many places that you will want to explore while you drive this route. If you would like to make the most of your time driving around Iceland, we can highly recommend that you check out our personalized road trip plans and have a local plan your self driving trip.Share this tour
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