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Diamond Head Drive | Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a cool place! Just a great experience and sight to see! Was able to get some great photos and had fun walking around the beach and checking out all the glacier chunks! Just be careful of the Sneaker Waves...they seriously come up much further...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach was even more beautiful than the pictures I had seen. And even though it’s a popular tourist stop, it’s still easy to take pictures without strangers. Also, there’s no fee for either beach access or parking. Just dress warmly, as our friend stayed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julesinerie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after Lagoon tour then go to this Diamond Beach that is incredible & very good for picture. esp for i got good weather of it. i took almost 3 hours at here but still not enough. many ice lie on beach with sunlight that is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iamface
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best and unique experiences of my Iceland visit. If you are a photographer planning to get close the ice, plan on getting some rubber boots.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mobilismobili
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite possibly the most beautiful location in all of Iceland! This is a photographer’s dream location. The ice blocks on the black volcanic sand make for a great photo. Be sure to plan accordingly because Jokulsárlon is a very far drive from Reykjavík. While it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Postcards4Clarabelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily fill up your sim card here, but the dramatic view of icebergs floating out in to the ocean crashing into each other is unlike anywhere else in the world.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SunnytheTraveller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SomaK95762
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bergadious
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank mfrs
Reviewed November 10, 2018 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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.