Diamond Beach, Jökulsárlón
Like bright diamonds in different shapes and sizes, dozens of chunks of ice litter the beach, giant waves crashing against them, moving the smaller ones around, forcefully repelled by the bigger ones. Walking towards the water, more icebergs can be seen floating around in the ocean, being tossed around by the waves as if they were merely paper boats and not bulky chunks of ice. The icebergs in the water are chunks of ice that have broken off the glacier and then slowly floated down towards the ocean, through the Jökulsárlón lagoon and the short river that connects the glacier lagoon with the open sea. The lagoon was formed by the receding Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, of which massive chunks of ice break off regularly. There are dozens of them floating in the lagoon before they slowly glide out into the ocean.
From Icelandic Winter