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

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 4:16am (0.02m)
High 10:42am (1.12m)
Low 4:42pm (0.27m)
High 10:41pm (1.07m)
Daylight
First light06:02
Sunrise06:50
Sunset19:04
Dark19:51

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 5:09am (0.11m)
High 11:38am (1.02m)
Low 5:38pm (0.35m)
High 11:38pm (0.99m)
Daylight
First light06:05
Sunrise06:53
Sunset19:00
Dark19:48

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 6:10am (0.21m)
High 12:43pm (0.94m)
Low 6:44pm (0.41m)
Daylight
First light06:08
Sunrise06:55
Sunset18:57
Dark19:44

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
15:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
High 12:47am (0.92m)
Low 7:22am (0.28m)
High 1:56pm (0.90m)
Low 8:00pm (0.42m)
Daylight
First light06:11
Sunrise06:58
Sunset18:53
Dark19:40

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 9ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
21:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 2:08am (0.90m)
Low 8:39am (0.31m)
High 3:07pm (0.89m)
Low 9:12pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light06:14
Sunrise07:01
Sunset18:49
Dark19:37

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 3:23am (0.92m)
Low 9:47am (0.31m)
High 4:03pm (0.91m)
Low 10:10pm (0.34m)
Daylight
First light06:17
Sunrise07:04
Sunset18:46
Dark19:33

Today's weather

Rain

11 °C
(51 °F)

Gentle breeze, 18.7 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

10.3°C / 50.6°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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