Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Iceland  /  South Region  /  Selfoss  /  Kerid Crater

Kerid Crater, Selfoss

3.7
#1 of 19 in Things to do in Selfoss
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 .
Create an itinerary including Kerid Crater
map
Kerid Crater Tours
View more tours
Places to stay near Kerid Crater
Kerid Crater Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
1,428 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a must-see gem in south Iceland that doesn't take very long to explore, but if you go, make sure you go in the cold season when the crater is nicely iced over. Sometimes it can be extremely wi...  more »
  • this is amazing. The pics show the crater filled with water - when we went yesterday it was solid ice. It's an extraordinary thing to see; not caused by a meteor but by an underground explosion. Fanta...  more »
  • It is a place of payment (400kr) but which can skip easily since it is only a hut to which you come to pay, and may spend on the sides or back without any fence or anyone who asks you for the input. It offers good views from the top. You can get to the Lake, which, in winter, can be frozen and stroll over. I went as the last visit of the circle gold (about 7 pm) and there were not many people. He picked it up on the way to the capital and worth Download 30 minute to see him.
    View original

Plan your trip to Selfoss

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Kerid Crater by other users

20 days in Iceland & Scandinavia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Hveragerdi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Reykjavik BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Reykjavik BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Reykjavik, Vik & Hofn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM LEBANON September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans