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Kerið, Selfoss

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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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  • This is a beautiful stop and such a serene walk near the bottom of the lake. The colors and landscape look like a painting and walking around the edge of the crater was a memory I will always cherish.  more »
  • Right off the side of the road and easy to find. It was an easy walk around the top and you could go down the steps to the water level. Very pretty landscape looking down into the crater. Nicely maint...  more »
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  • Amazing and divine!! Crystal clear green emerald like jewel on a perfect sunny day! U have option to view down from top or go down to bottom close to the crater!
  • Nice place to stop on the way. Will take you 10-15 min to do this spot (walk around the crater, down to crater and back)
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