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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 visited Kerid Crater after heavy snowfall and were underwhelmed - although 400kr is not a lot by Icelandic standards - it was not worth this charge. The entrance fee is also at odds with all the ot...  more »
  • We were here on a couple different days (once during the day, once at night) and it was a beautiful spot to stop. The landscape makes it a nice lookout, its really cheap to go if you aren't part of a ...  more »
  • Nice place to see when doing the Golden circle! There's a admission fee, but still an impressive natural attraction.  more »