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Kerid Crater, Selfoss
(3.7/5 based on 800+ 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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  • This place is an open tourist attraction off the road and may be easy to miss. We came here around 9 am in early December and miss the initial turn because it was dark and there are no BIG signs. The ...  more »
  • This was one of the most beautiful stops I saw in Iceland. make sure you walk all the way around the top rim and hang out at the bottom of the crater. This was so beautiful!!! Be careful here also bec...  more »
  • This place is another surreal place of Iceland. The aqua blue water and surrounded by red and green colours make it fantastic. We walked around this lake and the views were too good.