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 .
Tours to Kerið
Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $55
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $134
Duration: 11 hours
Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $55
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Easily access next to highway. Entrance fee required for ISK400. Walked around above the crater and, down & around the crater to enjoy the view. Weather was good when I arrived at 11am, 2-Sep-2019. Su... more »
We were in two minds as conscious of limited daylight in November and so much to see in Iceland. Having decided to stop we didn’t leave frustrated as it proved an easy introduction to Icelandic landsc... more »
Super cool to get close to an old volcano crater. Make sure to make the walk down to the pond!
Very nice just as pictures show, worth a visit and a walk around the lake on the path near the water. Easy walk even for small children.
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