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

Sun 17/11 »

Surf report for Sun 17/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 12:27am (-0.11m)
High 6:52am (1.31m)
Low 12:57pm (0.12m)
High 6:51pm (1.21m)
Daylight
First light08:37
Sunrise09:38
Sunset16:01
Dark17:01

Mon 18/11 »

Surf report for Mon 18/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 1:09am (-0.11m)
High 7:33am (1.29m)
Low 1:38pm (0.13m)
High 7:34pm (1.20m)
Daylight
First light08:40
Sunrise09:41
Sunset15:58
Dark16:59

Tue 19/11 »

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 13s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 12ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 11ft 12s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 1:51am (-0.07m)
High 8:14am (1.25m)
Low 2:19pm (0.15m)
High 8:17pm (1.16m)
Daylight
First light08:42
Sunrise09:44
Sunset15:55
Dark16:57

Wed 20/11 »

Surf report for Wed 20/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 2:34am (0.00m)
High 8:56am (1.18m)
Low 3:02pm (0.19m)
High 9:02pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light08:45
Sunrise09:47
Sunset15:52
Dark16:55

Thu 21/11 »

Surf report for Thu 21/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 3:18am (0.10m)
High 9:39am (1.10m)
Low 3:47pm (0.24m)
High 9:51pm (1.03m)
Daylight
First light08:47
Sunrise09:50
Sunset15:50
Dark16:53

Fri 22/11 »

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 4:06am (0.20m)
High 10:25am (1.02m)
Low 4:37pm (0.28m)
High 10:47pm (0.97m)
Daylight
First light08:50
Sunrise09:54
Sunset15:47
Dark16:51

Today's weather

Clear sky

-3 °C
(27 °F)

Light breeze, 6.5 km/h from NNE

Sea temperature

7.9°C / 46.3°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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