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Fellsfjara, Jokulsarlon

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Favored by photographers and nature lovers, Fellsfjara is a strip of black volcanic sand. Huge chunks of ice from the neighboring glacier lagoon wash up there on shore. The beach is also home to many seals and one of the best places in Iceland for whale watching from the shore. Add Fellsfjara and other attractions to your Jokulsarlon trip itinerary using our Jokulsarlon trip itinerary planner.
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  • Wow! The pictures don't do it justice! Very cool experience. Kind of a long drive from Reykjavik, but we'll worth the drive. 
    Wow! The pictures don't do it justice! Very cool experience. Kind of a long drive from Reykjavik, but we'll worth the drive.  more »
  • Forgot to mention this yesterday but the diamond beach is incredible. It's so cool to see the small icebergs whash up on the shore looking like crystals. After doing the zodiac tour we went to the... 
    Forgot to mention this yesterday but the diamond beach is incredible. It's so cool to see the small icebergs whash up on the shore looking like crystals. After doing the zodiac tour we went to the...  more »
  • If you visit the Glacier Lagoon/Jokulsarlon you will be literally walking distance to these 2 beaches - there is the east access point or west - also, we visited in the peak of summer and yes there... 
    If you visit the Glacier Lagoon/Jokulsarlon you will be literally walking distance to these 2 beaches - there is the east access point or west - also, we visited in the peak of summer and yes there...  more »
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  • Seeing the colors of the ice chunks against the black sand was striking. The touch of snow added to the experience, but each ice chunk was its own little piece of art on the beach. Definitely worth the stop to enjoy the view.
  • Very beautiful! Come here in the evening because then there are not a lot of people. I suppose in winter there will be lots of ice here but even in summer the conditions allow ice to form and beach at the beach. It is very easy reachable from the parking right at the side of the street.
  • The south side of the Diamond Beach is idyllic for photo taking with lots of smaller pieces of ice strewn about. The black sand is fun to walk on and this place is less crowded than the northern Diamond Beach.
  • Visited in July 2022. One of my favourite stops in Iceland! I wish I could've stopped here in the evening/sunset, but given our itinerary, we stopped here on a Saturday afternoon. on our way to Hofn. Note: there are two "sides" to the beach (one on each side of the lagoon). We stopped at the west side parking lot, which wasn't busy (plenty of parking), and had more ice chunks compared to the east side. It might depend on how the wind/waves are that day, but the west side looked like it had more ice. The ice breaks off into smaller pieces here and gets carried to shore by the waves for an amazing site: diamond-like chunks of ice on the black sand beach. Even though there were quite a few tourists here, it was still an amazing sight and you can still get some really cool photos. We also saw seals swimming in the water. Parking lot seemed brand new and nicely paved, but there are no washrooms. Washrooms can be found really closeby at the Glacier Lagoon parking lot.
  • A beautiful but dead beach! It’s full of different sizes of glaciers stucke! It gets abrupt wave change! Black fine sand covers the entire area! Must see when you are at the southern side of Island!

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