Icecube at sunrise at Diamond beach

Diamond beach in Iceland

In Blog by Jón Hil.

The Diamond beach close to the glacier lagoon is a unique and magical place where you can easily forget your self taking pictures of subject that you can only find in Iceland – floating ice cubes in the waves at black beach.

Icecubes at Diamond beach

Icecubes at Diamond beach

It is a challenge to get the picture right. You have to find a nice looking ice cube, best if it is crystal clear and the ice cube is standing alone. Then you wait for the perfect wave, let it go over the ice cube and waits until the wave is going a way. Thats the time you want to take the picture, long exposure for 2-3 sec. If you are lucky you will get nice texture on the wave on the black sand going around the ice cube.

Ice cube on the beach

Ice cube on the beach

The best time is at either sunrise or sunset when you have the sun in front of you. Be well dressed and good waterproof boots. Be also ready to grab your camera and run when the bigger waves hit the beach, and they will come.

Icecube at sunrise at Diamond beach

Icecube at sunrise at Diamond beach

The Diamond beach is a magical place, dream location for photographers who enjoy the challenge and surely will receive beautiful pictures with patience and a good eye for composition.

Magical Sky Iceland offers photo tours to the glacier lagoon and the Diamond beach, helps you to prepare and master the technique to capture the ice cubes on the beach.