Drive from hotel
The Diamond Beach is a stretch of black sand covered by shimmering icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Walk between the icebergs and watch them glitter and glisten in the sun as they
slowly melt. The pieces of ice float ashore from the nearby Glacier Lagoon.
FAQ about the Diamond Beach Breiðamerkursandur
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The official name of the beach is Breiðamerkursandur. However, its melting icebergs bring to mind highly polished diamonds shining in the sunlight.
On a geological scale, Iceland is a young country, and our beaches are made from eroded volcanic material, such as basalt rock, lava and other dark-colored minerals.
It is not common to swim at Icelandic beaches. The ocean temperature is always quite cold and strong ocean currents can make swimming unsafe. In recent years, ocean swimming has become more popular. Please check with reception to learn which beaches are safe.
No public transport is available to Diamond Beach. However, our receptionists can assist you to book a tour that will take you to the Diamond Beach.
No, there are not any diamonds in Iceland. However, the icebergs on Diamond Beach are over 1000 years old. They are small pieces of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.
Distances: The Diamond Beach Breiðamerkursandur
It takes approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Diamond Beach.
It takes approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes to drive from Vík to the Diamond beach.
It takes approximately 1 hour to drive from Höfn to the Diamond Beach.
It takes approximately 4 hours and 40 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to the Diamond Beach.
It takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to drive from the DC3 plane wreck to the Diamond Beach.
It takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to drive from Reynisfjara Black Sand beach to the Diamond Beach.
It takes 5 minutes to drive from the Glacier Lagoon to the Diamond Beach.