Iceland has been on the top of almost every traveller's bucket list since it became well known that it possesses an incredible natural landscape and low light pollution. With scenery that cannot be replicated anywhere else, people are often pulled in by the glimmering ice caves, the turquoise thermal lagoons, the stunning northern lights (aurora borealis) and its numerous glacial volcanoes. However, tucked away on the south coast is one of the most beautiful attractions on Iceland, the aptly named Diamond Beach.
People usually wonder why a beach deserves such a beautiful name, but all becomes clear when they set foot on its dark sand. Dotted along the shoreline are blocks of ice that shimmer in the light, which range from being perplexingly clear gems to a deep, blue hue. These ice shards broke off from a nearby glacier, floated down the stretching Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and came to rest on Diamond Beach, close to Breiðamerkurjökull and Vatnajökull National Park. The ice blocks make for the perfect addition to an already stunning sea view.