3 Recommended


  • Backpack
  • Camping

Stunning glaciers floating and drifting in the lagoon. The real highlight though is the black sand beach across the street, where piece of ice and small glaciers have drifted ashore. We camped overnight nearby and woke up to complete darkness and as the sun started to rise, a gem unfolded. Icebergs, seals, and the unforgettable diamond beach which is a 10 min walk over the bridge. My tips for this area: Hire a campervan. See the real gems of Iceland. It’s a 4 hour drive from Reykjavík but believe me it’s worth it. Try to get there for sunrise, remember this is very different in winter to summer. I absolutely loved the winter time. Go visit diamond beach at night. I don’t think many people do this. You will be pleasantly surprised. If you shine a light under the ice on the black sand, it truly looks like diamonds are sticking out of the beach. Phenomenal! We did the ice cave tour here with #ArcticAdventures. Really cool. Takes you off the beaten track to a small ice cave with snow everywhere. These tours are again costly and dense with people, don’t let this put you off. It’s a must on your itinerary.


  • Dog friendly
  • Lodge Nearby
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking


41 F (5 C)

Wind: From the ENE at 10 MPH

Humidity: 78%

Pressure: 1003(mb)

Dewpoint: 36 F (2 C)

UV: 0

Visibility: 10.0(km)

Precip: 0.69 in (18 mm)

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