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

Kerid Crater, Selfoss

(3.7/5 based on 850+ 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.
map
Create a full Selfoss itinerary

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 in Selfoss by other users

13 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in South Region BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were there by chance and I did not read much of it before arriving in Iceland however I liked the place a lot and the view is amazing 
  • The Grand Golden Circle Tour is a great way to gain a better understanding of how Iceland was created as well getting to see some truly magnificent sights. The tour guide was informative and delivered...  more »
  • This was quite nice and good to round off our golden circle tour, but it was odd that you have to pay for entry.