If you are following us on social media, you know that we are currently on our Icelandic Adventure and visiting Diamond Beach located on the southeastern coast of Iceland, near the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Since we have included photos of this destination we have been flooded with emails asking questions about our adventure. 

Let’s start by telling you a little about Diamond Beach. 

It’s renowned for its striking beauty, with countless glittering icebergs scattered across a black sand beach, resembling glistening diamonds under the sunlight.


Diamond Beach sits adjacent to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which is approximately 370 kilometers (230 miles) southeast of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. The nearest town to Diamond Beach is Höfn, which is about an hour’s drive away.

How to Get There:

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By Car: The most convenient way to reach Diamond Beach is by renting a car and driving along Iceland’s Ring Road (Route 1). From Reykjavik, you’ll embark on a roughly 5 to 6-hour scenic drive to reach the beach.

What to Bring:

  1. Warm Clothing: Even in summer, Iceland’s weather can be chilly, especially near the glaciers. Layers are going to be your new BFF! If you would like more information on recommended clothing you can visit our new online store HERE.
  2. Sturdy Footwear: The terrain around Diamond Beach can be uneven, so wear comfortable and sturdy shoes suitable for walking on the beach.
  3. Camera: Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning ice formations and scenic views.
  4. Sunscreen and Sunglasses: Even though it’s cold, the sunlight can be intense, especially during the summer months when daylight hours are long.


Diamond Beach owes its unique appearance to the nearby Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. Icebergs calve off the glacier and float into the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where they are carried out to sea by the current. Some of these icebergs wash ashore on the nearby black sand beach, creating the picturesque scene that has earned the beach its name.

Visitor Information:

  1. Entrance Fee: There’s no entrance fee to visit Diamond Beach.
  2. Safety: Be cautious when exploring Diamond Beach, especially near the water’s edge. Waves can be unpredictable, and the water is extremely cold.
  3. Facilities: There are limited facilities at Diamond Beach, so be sure to bring any necessary supplies with you, such as food and water.
  4. Best Time to Visit: Diamond Beach is stunning year-round, but the best time to visit is during the summer months when the weather is milder and the days are longer. However, visiting in winter offers the chance to witness the beach dusted with snow and the Northern Lights dancing overhead.

Another beautiful location we are planning to visit is the Golden Circle.

The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist routes, encompassing a circuit of natural wonders and historic sites in the southwest part of the country. It’s a must-visit destination for many travelers due to its accessibility from Reykjavik and the incredible attractions along the route. Here’s an overview of what you’ll find on the Golden Circle:

Attractions on the Golden Circle:

  1. Þingvellir National Park: This UNESCO World Heritage Site holds historical and geological significance. It’s where the Alþingi (Icelandic parliament) was established in 930 AD, making it one of the oldest parliamentary meeting places in the world. Geologically, it’s situated in a rift valley formed by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Visitors can walk between the plates and explore the rugged landscape.
  2. Geysir Geothermal Area: Home to the famous Geysir, which gave its name to all geysers worldwide. While Geysir itself is now mostly inactive, its neighbor, Strokkur, erupts approximately every 5-10 minutes, shooting a column of hot water up to 30 meters (98 feet) into the air. There are also numerous hot springs and bubbling mud pots to see in the area.
  3. Gullfoss Waterfall: Known as the “Golden Falls,” Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls. It cascades down two tiers into a deep canyon, creating a spectacular sight, especially during sunny days when rainbows often form over the mist. Visitors can view the falls from multiple viewing platforms at different levels.

These are just some of destinations we are visiting while here. To continue watching our stories on INSTAGRAM and if you would like to know more about our 2025 adventure, please email Tiffani  at Events@My1FitLife.com

Happy Travels, 

Keith & Michelle