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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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  • I know it is strange to say that there are just too many people - but there were - and we were in the off season. If you can try to find an early or later portion of the day to see this site (generall...  more »
  • As soon as we arrived the water was a deep blue color, then after 15 minutes it became gray reflecting in the sky. Very easy to reach from Selfoss, you pay a small entrance fee.
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  • 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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