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Kerid Crater, Selfoss
(3.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Admire one of Iceland's most unique natural sites, Kerid Crater. 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. Make Kerid Crater a centerpiece of your Selfoss vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Selfoss tour planner.
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  • On the day that l visited here, it was raining and the views were not has impressive of the crater. However it is an impressive site to see and it is worth a visit here. I paid four Kr to enter this s...  more »
  • Spend some time walking around the edge of the crater and down to the lake. Perfect place to capture photos with the turquoise water, lime green growth and rich red volcanic rock. 
  • Beautiful crater where you can walk around and beautiful view of pictures. Only cost the entrance. (nature where you have to pay for, rest in IIsland is free)
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