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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. 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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  • We were early enough to be the only visitors. It was an amazing experience, the crater, the crisp morning air, the stillness... breathtaking...  more »
  • This crater is beautiful with all of it's many colors. The landscape around it is also great. It was worth the money to hike around it and down to the lake to get some great photos.  more »
  • Very beautiful and impressive place. You can take nice pictures and walk around. Just 400isk per adult to pass.  more »