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

Weekly Diamond Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Diamond Beach tide times

Wed 23rd January

High 05:18am (1.05m)
Low 11:18am (0.36m)
High 05:06pm (0.98m)
Low 11:28pm (0.13m)

Thu 24th January

High 05:58am (1.06m)
Low 12:00pm (0.32m)
High 05:53pm (1.02m)

Fri 25th January

Low 12:11am (0.13m)
High 06:35am (1.08m)
Low 12:39pm (0.27m)
High 06:37pm (1.04m)

Sat 26th January

Low 12:51am (0.14m)
High 07:10am (1.09m)
Low 01:16pm (0.22m)
High 07:19pm (1.06m)

Diamond Beach sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:07
Sunrise10:09
Sunset16:24
Dark17:25

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 2mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 3mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:05
Sunrise10:06
Sunset16:27
Dark17:27

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:03
Sunrise10:03
Sunset16:30
Dark17:30

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:01
Sunrise10:00
Sunset16:33
Dark17:33

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light08:58
Sunrise09:57
Sunset16:37
Dark17:36

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light08:56
Sunrise09:55
Sunset16:40
Dark17:38

Today's weather

Clear sky

-3 °C
(27 °F)

Light breeze, 8.3 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

6.7°C / 44°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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