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Diamond Head Drive | Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Iceland
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All reviews glacier lagoon ice chunks black sand big pieces suspension bridge smaller pieces across the road beautiful pieces glacial ice ice sculptures small icebergs nearby glacier both sides waters edge amazing site low tide definitely worth a stop
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful place with ice formations all over the beach and lagoon. Make sure to dress properly as you will get cold soon.

Thank SomaK95762
Reviewed yesterday

Had not looked into this destination at all (my fellow travelers did) and was quite surprised to see the "diamonds" on the black sand. The contrast was incredible and unexpected - sort of a "have to see it" as I am not sure pictures do...More

Thank bergadious
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here after our ice cave tour. Simple drive or walk across the street. I suggest first walking to the beach on the south side of the canal and then driving over to the north side. When we were there they were both beautiful...More

Thank mfrs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can spend hours walking on the beach looking at the icebergs and ice formations. As well as the ability to climb on real icebergs landing on the beach. NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was worth the long drive from Reykjavik, mixed bag of weather on route, but lovely when we got there. If driving yourself make the most of your day by doing other sites along the route.

Thank kmuir
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth the drive. The lagoon and glacier cave tours are as well of course, but the ice beach is phenomenal, so much ice (quick walking distance from the parking at the Glacier Lagoon). There’s two sides to the beach, the far side (further side of...More

Thank 593betsys
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have visited the Glacier lagoon often but never have I seen so much ice on the beach before. it was crazy.

Thank Eidurv
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth the trip just for this beach. Very unique to see ice washed up in a beach. We came at high and low tides for very different perspectives

Thank climberdiver123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was amazed to see incredible pieces of ice that looked like someone had carved them just sitting on the black sand beach, quite a contrast! This place is literally on the other side of the road from the glacier lagoon parking so you can enjoy...More

Thank Global_Traveller11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Diamond Beach is nothing more than a black sand beach with large chunks of ice washed ashore. But, it makes for a beautiful sight.

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Andy J
October 23, 2018|
Response from Petra C | Reviewed this property |
Hi No, if you only want to see the Diamond Beach it is not worth it as worst case there are no ice cubes on the beach. But if you consider just on the other side of the bridge (150m), there you have a very nice view onto the... More
Andy J
October 23, 2018|
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Response from Isaiah P | Reviewed this property |
Definitely make the trip. The beach is not so much worth the trip as it is a black sand beach with broken chunks of ice. In the winter it might be much better that other times of year. However, the lagoon just across the... More
July 14, 2018|
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Response from wearecured | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, both are nice. And you can visit both, as they are super close to each other. I spent about 30 minutes on the beach and got so many amazing photos. It is just beautiful.