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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. Plan to visit Kerid Crater and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Selfoss attractions using our Selfoss trip itinerary planning site .
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  • 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.
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