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Kerið, Selfoss

4.1
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Admire one of Iceland's most unique natural sites, Kerið. Formed more than six millennia ago, the volcanic crater is about 55 m (180 ft) deep and 270 m (890 ft) across. Look inside and see the aquamarine lake at the bottom, which derives its striking color from minerals in the soil. Most of the crater's moss-covered slopes are steep, but one is gentle enough to descend to the waterline. Take care when walking down, as there are no steps and the ground can be slippery. The crater is close to the road, and there is plenty of space to park nearby. Plan to visit Kerið and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Selfoss attractions using our Selfoss trip itinerary planning site.
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  • I went on a tour which included this stop. Kerid Crater was our first stop, you can see this place pretty quick. Their is a pretty cool bench in front of the crater so take pictures sitting on it and....  more »
  • This is one of the few spots you have to pay entrance fee and then you get so little to see. It is a crater, of course, but really not that scenic. Would not bother to travel the distance next time  more »
  • This is a great site to see, as you can’t see a collapsed volcano everyday but out of everything natural I saw in Iceland this was the only “Attraction” I had to pay to see. Which I still can’t...  more »
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  • It's a crater so interesting and not particularly interesting if you know what I mean! We went when it was covered in snow and the water in the crater was frozen, but it was good, albeit cold, to walk around the perimeter.
  • Wonderful natural attraction, be very careful descending into the crater as it is slippy, I speak from experience having fallen over. Take a walk around the rim to fully appreciate the landscape which is equally as stunning
  • Beautiful landscape, you stand in awe of nature. A shame the trees next to it were planted in such perfect rows, not naturally grown.
  • Lovely crater lake. View surrounding the lake is stunning in snow. The walk on crunchy clean snow is pleasant and quite an experience for people living in the far warm east.
  • Beautiful work of nature. We got there a little late, so it was a bit dark, but really awe inspiring to see such a wonder of nature.

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