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Diamond Beach

Diamond Beach is a strip of black sand on the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain, so called for the ‘diamonds’ (chunks of ice) that are scattered across the beach…

…and across this bridge is one of the most magical of all sights…  http://luxuriousnomad.com/glaciers-and-icebergs/

~ Bella

Continuing on, we go in search of the last turf church ever to be built in Iceland... Originally constructed in 1884, this is still a practicing parish church... ...surrounded by burial mounds... Next stop - Diamond Beach:  http://luxuriousnomad.com/diamond-beach/ ~ Bella
At times like this, I wish I had more superlatives in my vocabulary...  I was literally AWE-struck! Jökulsárlón - literally meaning "glacial river lagoon" - and if the sight of the icebergs floating by wasn't extraordinary enough, the icebergs in Jökulsárlón are composed of ice that is over 1,000 years…

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