Diamond Beach | Jökulsárlón 14-hour 4×4 Day Tour

Designed for the need of a one day tour to Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon. Quite conveniently, we will be traveling in a very comfortable luxury SUV (not a super jeep).

This trip is for people who have a lot of stamina.

We will be visiting the main highlights of the South Coast, such as the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the black-sand beach of ReynisfjaraJökulsárlón and Diamond Beach are places of magic, maybe some of the most stunning places on the planet. And then we visit Skaftafell as well.

During the summer and the shoulder season you can take an optional boat tour among the icebergs of the lagoon (not included in the tour price). You can either take a zodiac boat or the amphibian boat tour, and both are magical experiences. The freezing cold glacial water is a stunning blue.  This is a place that really must be visited to be truly understood and appreciated! But do not venture onto the floating ice.

Mother Nature has one more gift for us to enjoy here. The smaller icebergs break free from the lagoon and are pulled out to the Atlantic by the tide. There, these millennial bergs stay until they either melt or are pulled back out to sea.

The ice blocks sit on the most stunning jet black velvety fine volcanic beach sand. All these icebergs on the beach, on the black sand, combined with the power of the waves and the sun light reflecting through and off the bergs create a place that is so magical it will literally leave you speechless. Just like diamonds on black velvet. Thus it is called “Diamond Beach”.

During winter we will be traveling in the dark for the most part.

Other highlights of this trip is the remarkable nature reserve of Skaftafell, situated in the National Park of Vatnajökull. There’s a very good location there to observe the glacial outlets, with their deep crevasses and majestic backdrop of mountains, as they come slowly down the slopes from the top of the glacier.

There’ll be some secret stops along the way, as time and conditions allow. We hope that at the end of the trip you’ll be as pleased as tired :)

If you can’t find availability for your dates, or don’t meet the minimum, please send us an email to info@discover.is and we’ll see what we can do. Also, for a fully private tour – click here.

REVIEW: “Highlight of our trip”

The day we spent with our guide, was the most worthwhile money we spent in Iceland. Our guide was easy going, incredibly knowledgeable and kept us laughing the entire day. Continue reading on TripAdvisor…

REVIEW: “Great Tour”

[…] Our guide was informative and knowledgeable. He added on surprise destinations when we were unable to reach the glacier do to weather conditions. Highly recommend! Continue reading on TripAdvisor…

PRICE: 49,900 ISK


  • Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Skaftafell at the National Park
  • Glacier Svínafellsjökull
  • Waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss
  • Black-sand Beach
  • EXTRAS: Amphibian Boat Tour, or Zodiac Boat Tour
  • Secret stops :)


  • Minimum: 3 adults
  • Season: All year
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Hotel pick up: 8:30 – 9:00
  • Excluded: lunch

What should I wear?

Waterproof footwear and clothing! Better not to wear trainers or jeans since they’re no good when wet and cold.