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Kerið, Selfoss

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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  • It looks like you’ve found yourself in James Bond, You Only Live Twice, the crater that had a false lake at the bottom that opened to launch a rocket. Very cool.  more »
  • Walking around the crater is nice. The views of the crater from each side is different. Good start to the golden circle.  more »
  • Nice views, great opportunity to climb inside a crater :) Won't take too much time to visit, big parking lot. On not covid times there seems to be a small entry fee, but we got in for free.  more »
  • 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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