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Diamond Beach, a true spectacle of nature

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Magical Water Destinations is a blog by Smart Water Magazine dedicated to discovering all the most wonderful water destinations around the world. If you love water, whether it be salty or freshwater, then this is your blog.
  • Diamond Beach, true spectacle of nature

Iceland hides many magical places and undoubtedly one of them is the Diamond Beach. Located next to the glacial lake of Jökulsárlón, the largest and most visited in the country, it is located in the southeast of the island, at the southern end of the glacier Vatnajökull.

The Diamond Beach is one of the most impressive attractions in the island and an essential place to see if you visit Iceland. 

Jökulsárlón, which literally means ‘glacial river lagoon’, was created when the glacier started receding from the Atlantic Ocean, forming an interior lake or lagoon. The lake is full of icebergs floating on the surf that have detached from Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.

The glacial lake is situated a few metres from the sea and has grown since it was formed as the glaciers melt. Situated on the extreme of Vatnajökull, the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, it is connected to the Greenland Sea along Jökulsá á Fjöllum, the second longest river in Iceland. The icebergs floating in the lake are sometimes dragged into the sea by the river current.

The tranquillity of the water of the lake contrasts with the continuous movement of the icebergs.


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