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

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 13ft 14s  °  ° 36mph
12:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 5:48am (0.98m)
Low 11:56am (0.22m)
High 6:13pm (1.06m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:55
Sunset19:27
Dark20:15

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 12:22am (0.26m)
High 6:21am (1.02m)
Low 12:31pm (0.16m)
High 6:51pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light06:03
Sunrise06:51
Sunset19:30
Dark20:18

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
Low 12:56am (0.25m)
High 6:52am (1.04m)
Low 1:06pm (0.11m)
High 7:27pm (1.11m)
Daylight
First light05:59
Sunrise06:47
Sunset19:33
Dark20:21

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 1:29am (0.26m)
High 7:23am (1.06m)
Low 1:40pm (0.09m)
High 8:02pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light05:56
Sunrise06:44
Sunset19:36
Dark20:24

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 31mph
18:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 2:01am (0.28m)
High 7:54am (1.06m)
Low 2:14pm (0.09m)
High 8:37pm (1.07m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:40
Sunset19:39
Dark20:27

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 12ft 10s  °  ° 38mph
18:00 13ft 11s  °  ° 38mph
Tide times
Low 2:33am (0.31m)
High 8:26am (1.04m)
Low 2:49pm (0.12m)
High 9:13pm (1.03m)
Daylight
First light05:48
Sunrise06:37
Sunset19:42
Dark20:31

Today's weather

Cloudy

1 °C
(33 °F)

Light breeze, 7.9 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

6.7°C / 44°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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