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 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 2:47am (0.83m)
Low 9:13am (0.30m)
High 3:56pm (0.94m)
Low 10:02pm (0.46m)
Daylight
First light01:43
Sunrise03:41
Sunset22:21
Dark00:19

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 3:40am (0.86m)
Low 10:04am (0.24m)
High 4:45pm (0.99m)
Low 10:48pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light01:29
Sunrise03:38
Sunset22:24
Dark00:33

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 4:25am (0.89m)
Low 10:47am (0.19m)
High 5:26pm (1.03m)
Low 11:27pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:35
Sunset22:27
Dark00:00

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 5:05am (0.93m)
Low 11:27am (0.14m)
High 6:03pm (1.06m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:31
Sunset22:30
Dark00:00

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 12:02am (0.37m)
High 5:44am (0.97m)
Low 12:05pm (0.11m)
High 6:38pm (1.09m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:28
Sunset22:33
Dark00:00

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 12:37am (0.34m)
High 6:22am (1.01m)
Low 12:43pm (0.09m)
High 7:13pm (1.10m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:25
Sunset22:36
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Cloudy

10 °C
(50 °F)

Gentle breeze, 15.8 km/h from E

Sea temperature

7.2°C / 45°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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