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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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  • It's worth a quick stop. Fee is reasonable and the walk around the crater is nice. First time in Island a must go. But with one visit you're done.  more »
  • Easily accessible from the road, this visit will take you an hour and can furnish too ample timing back to Keflavik or Reykjavik. The entrance is at 400 KR anyway. At the bottom of a reddish crater sprinkled with MOSS, a small Emerald Lake: one makes the tour of the volcano by the Ridge before descending to the edge of the water by a well-landscaped staircase. It's fun.
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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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