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It is a bit surprising in a country that has a lot to offer regarding natural wonders and attractions to witness how tourists and visitors find and define new places. Places that quite unexpectedly become popular or even develop into landmarks.  Places that Icelanders almost never visited before tourism started to explode some years ago and never thought of as exciting.  The most extreme example is the Navy DC plane that crashed on Mýrdalssandur in November 1973.  Even today it would be hard to find an Icelander visiting this crash site or even admitting to ever coming near this crashed plane. Among Icelanders, the crash site is usually ranked as one of the ridiculous tourist attraction in Iceland.

Other attractions that Icelanders just didn't discover but are quite interesting

Then there are a few places that visitors found and started to photograph and visit that are highly interesting, but Icelanders didn't really get or understand.  One spot is the shoreline by the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon where small and sometimes large icebergs accumulate as they float from the lagoon.  The Icebergs are occasionally transparent and sometimes filled with black stripes from eruptions that occurred centuries ago. As they float on the shore only to melt down as the hit the ocean, they often give the pebble beach a magnificent look.  Sometimes the shore develops into a magnificent site with icebergs ready for a perfect selfie or a photo from the trip.  As the icebergs melt, they often seem like giant diamonds. After this shoreline by Jökulsárlón became popular one thing was missing, a name.  At some point, visitors and tourists started to call this beach the Diamond beach on their social media websites. Contrary to the plane on Mýrdalssandur, many Icelanders enjoy visiting the Diamond beach only to regret that they didn't discover it before the tourists.   

Diamond beach is easy to find and easy to visit

If you are on the Ring Road Nr. 1 and driving the southeast region by Jökulsárlón Iceberg lagoon, you only cross the road by the bridge and walk to the beach.  You need to be careful when passing and you can also park on the south side of the road. The Diamond beach is actually a magical place in the sense that you can forget time as you wander among the many small icebergs by the shore and speculate about their forms.  The Diamond beach is also irresistibly photogenetic.

Nearby places

Jökulsárlón - Fjallsárlón - Svínafellsjökull - Skaftafell - Lómagnúpur

Diamond beach in Iceland

View our VIDEO of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of the most popular and most fascinating attraction in Iceland. The lagoon is sometimes full of icebergs and puts on a captivating show as the icebergs strive for the coast. A lagoon where natural forces play a constant and everlasting game. The Atlantic ocean vs. the river full of icebergs from the glacier tongue and the glacier lagoon. A place where natural forces are moving. Prepare your trip to Iceland for better enjoyment and plan your vacation and places to go on Hit Iceland.

Jokulsarlon glacier iceberg lagoon

Although the main attraction in Iceland is natural wonders like waterfalls, hot springs, iceberg lagoons and basalt column cliffs, the country also offers many exciting adventure tours. Northern Lights Tours, Super Jeep Tours, Ice Cave Tours, Whale Watching Tours, Snowmobile Tours on a Glacier, Scenic Tours and much more.  Here are some exciting tours that Hit Iceland recommends and offers to our visitors.  A selected group of quality tours that will enhance your experience in Iceland.  Find a tour that fits your interest.

A glacier tongue is a fascinating phenomenon in the Icelandic landscape. Glacier tongues can be seen in a number of places when you drive the Ring Road in the southern region.   A glacier tongue is really an enormous part of a glacier falling from the top or the ice cap down a long slope, sometimes hundreds of meters high.  Due to the mass of ice involved, the speed of the ice is very slow as it moves down the slope.

Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue is a accessible place to view the magnificent ice

There are very few places on the planet where you can see, experience and visit as many natural wonders as in Iceland.  If you look at the ten natural wonders presented in this article is amazing that you can experience all of them on a small peaceful island up north in the Atlantic Ocean.  In some other places on planet earth, you might find similar places and same natural wonders, but the distance between them makes it impossible to visit unless you spend weeks or even months traveling.

Ten irresistible natural wonders that encourage you to visit Iceland