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Golden Sands: Best Beaches to Visit in Iceland

Calling all beach lovers! Iceland has so many sandy treasures for you to explore. There is truly something for every traveler, from striking black beaches to golden sandy shores. Iceland’s beaches are located all over the country. So you can visit one, or all of the best beaches in Iceland, by taking a road trip. From famous locations to unknown treasures, we got you covered. Enjoy a full beach day in the land of fire and ice. So what are you waiting for? Grab your beach towel and let’s hit the road!

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistJul 17, 2023 • 15 min read
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Sparkling Wonders: Exploring Diamond Beach

With a name like Diamond Beach, there is no wonder why visitors from all over the world flock here. Nestled on the South Coast of Iceland is this literal gem that you can reach with your rental car. Diamond Beach has so many features, from striking black sand to icy glaciers floating in the water. You can also visit nearby attractions that turn your beach trip into a full-day one. or even a weekend getaway. We broke down a complete guide, so you can learn all about Diamond Beach and its surrounding area.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistMar 15, 2023 • 7 min read
Reynisfjara a Black Sand Beach in Iceland on a blue sunny sky dayBeaches

Black Sand Marvels: Reynisfjara Beach Adventure

The Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, which sits on south coast of Iceland, is one of the most notable tourist attractions in the entire world. This beach has won awards over the years, including Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet by National Geographic. Today, it attracts travelers from all over. In fact, over 133,000 people visited Reynisfjara in the first half of 2022. That comes as no surprise since black sand beaches are rare and only in a few countries. But Reynisjara is one of the most memorable ones and we are going to tell you why.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistMar 13, 2023 • 8 min read
Reynisfjara black sand beach iceland nearby village called vik on the south coastBeaches

Feel the Magic: Black Sand Beaches of Iceland

Iceland's majestic black sand beaches are some of the most sought-after beaches in the world. Some travelers go to Iceland primarily for them. However, to snap that bucket list photograph or just to see one in real life is a marvel everyone should experience. From a short and quick journey from Reyjavik to the remote South Coast, Iceland has plenty of black beaches to explore. So let's talk about where they are and how you can visit them.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistSep 9, 2022 • 12 min read