Diamond Beach

Diamond Beach - Iceland
Photo: © Wojtek Szkutnik / CC BY
Diamond Beach - Iceland
Photo: © Giuseppe Milo / CC BY
Diamond Beach

Diamond beach on the south coast is one of the most visited beaches in the whole of Iceland. About 6 hours from the capital Reykjavik this black sand beach sits at the mouth of the Jökulsárlón lagoon. Here huge chunks of ice gather from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier which in turn is fed by the largest icecap in Europe - the Vatnajökull.

Whilst the Jökulsárlón lagoon is dominated by the icebergs drifting towards the coast smaller chunks are deposited on the volcanic sands at its mouth. The local name of the beach here is Breiðamerkursandur but it didn't take long before travellers began referring to it as Diamond beach. When the sun catches the multitude of pure ice shapes that litter the beach they glisten, well, like diamonds!

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Diamond Beach Weather Info

5 Day Diamond Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Diamond Beach tide times & sea state

Tue 16/07 »

Surf report for Tue 16/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 12:36am (0.84m)
Low 7:34am (0.29m)
High 2:36pm (0.85m)
Low 8:13pm (0.58m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:19
Sunset23:01
Dark00:00

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 1:39am (0.83m)
Low 8:37am (0.28m)
High 3:38pm (0.87m)
Low 9:21pm (0.56m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:22
Sunset22:59
Dark00:00

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 2:48am (0.84m)
Low 9:36am (0.26m)
High 4:28pm (0.91m)
Low 10:17pm (0.51m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:25
Sunset22:56
Dark00:00

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 3:52am (0.88m)
Low 10:29am (0.22m)
High 5:10pm (0.96m)
Low 11:05pm (0.44m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:28
Sunset22:53
Dark00:00

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 4:49am (0.94m)
Low 11:17am (0.18m)
High 5:49pm (1.02m)
Low 11:49pm (0.35m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:31
Sunset22:50
Dark00:00

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 5:42am (1.00m)
Low 12:03pm (0.14m)
High 6:28pm (1.08m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:34
Sunset22:47
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Cloudy

12 °C
(53 °F)

Light breeze, 6.5 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

10.3°C / 50.6°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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