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Kerid Crater, Selfoss

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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. Plan to visit Kerid Crater and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Selfoss attractions using our Selfoss trip itinerary planning site .
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  • We were in icy winds on the tour at sunrise at 11:10. It was ok and the foresight is beautiful. The crater lake and the Red pins with the MOSS were not so accentuated because of the clouds.
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  • definitely worth a visit albeit a charge to enter the grounds. only place we got charged to few a natural wonder in Iceland but couldn't miss it out. frozen over at the time of our visit but still ama...  more »
  • Easily accessable and cheep to see. You can walk down in to the crater and information is provided on how it was created. Great to see the volcanic nature of iceland as well as the more popular geothe...  more »

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The majority of tourists who visit Selfoss come to explore the countryside that surrounds it. You won't need to map out a central location here; in fact, it can be more convenient to stay near a main road for easy access to the great outdoors. There are a number of modern hotels, guesthouses, and apartments. A cottage or country home in the outskirts can serve as a peaceful base for a romantic or family retreat.
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