Admire one of Iceland's most unique natural sites, Kerið. 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 Kerið and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Selfoss attractions using our Selfoss trip itinerary planning site.
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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $147
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We rented a car to kerid crater from Reykjavik. Early start after the snow storm and the roads were shut previous day. Absolutely worth it and to top it all, the crater lake was frozen. more »
The parking lot is very close to the crater. you should only walk 2 minutes, but really with the snow you don't see anything different from a frozen hole in a mountain. The landscapes obviously... more »
I believe it makes more sense visiting on summer. On winter it is frozen and we couldn’t appreciate as much as we thought. However it is still worthy visiting if you pass by, the entrance fee is around 3 Euros.
I wasn't expecting it but there is an entrance fee here. It's pretty cool, worth visiting if you're in the area.
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