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Kerid, Selfoss - Address, Ticket Price

Address: South, Iceland

Ticket Price: 350 ISK

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

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The Kerid is a volcanic crater lake located in South Iceland and formed thousands of years back due to the eruption of a cone volcano and the emptying of its magma reserve which resulted in its eventual collapse and the formation of a hug crater. A lake was formed due to its eventual filling by underwater sources. Though the lake is shallow and aquamarine, because of its surrounding red walls the colors keep changing and are marvelous to view. People are free to roam around and inside the crater and when the weather is good, they can even climb inside the crater to explore the lake properly though the water is too cold to take a dip inside. Many concerts have taken place with the performers floating on a boat or raft on the lake and the audience seated on the surrounding walls. It makes up for a good round of exploring and trekking.

Shape of Lake: Oval

Dimensions: 55 meters deep, 170 meters wide and 270 meters across. 

Kerid Information

  • Sunset and sunrise timings may drastically vary in Iceland and thus visiting timings should also be altered according to month of visit.

Kerid Ticket Prices

  • Children of age 12 and younger have free admission.

Kerid Opening and Closing Hours

  • Recommended time to visit is 10 am to 2 pm.

How To reach Kerid by Public Transport

  • By renting a car.

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  • The crater is really great to visit. On the side of the road that may be easy to miss but you'll notice many cars parked. There is a small fee and you get to walk around the rim (be careful, no rope or rails to stop you from rolling down) and there is a path to reach the the lake. The lake is quite blue and the contrast between the red ground and blue water is amazing. Definitely a must visit stop in Iceland.

  • It was gorgeous! There were definitely people there at 11am on a Saturday, but it was not at all unpleasant. The parking lot is too small, we had to wait 5-10 minutes for a spot. The entrance fee was reasonable, considering how much restoration will have to be done in a few years, especially because people tend to not stay on the marked paths. Overall, I would definitely put it on your list, especially if you are in the area. There is something for everyone, from grandma who can only walk a few meters to the outlook to the little kid who can play with the colorful rocks. Well worth the 1/2 hour drive from our house, we spent about an hour and a half there. Beautiful.

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  • Nice place to add on to the golden circle if you are driving yourself. Entrance is 400isk for a adult. But it is worth it for the view inside. They look to be investing the money back into the area by making a decking area and a good paths around the the crater. You are able to walk round the top crater and there are steps down and a path round the lake in the bottom of the crater. I spent around an hour. There is car parking but are no other facilities.

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  • Amazing Crater. I was surprised at the 400 Kroner entry fee but it was worth every penny. Unlike the other stops on the 'Golden Circle' route this place wasn't overrun by tourists.

  • This is an amazing crater. We walked around and went down near the pond. It took around 2 hours to finish the trip here. There is an entrance fee and parking fee. Parking will usuaLly take 5-10 mins and we visited during noon. Don’t miss out to go to the bottom and click amazing pictures with the bench. It is a perfect spot for couple photography. The road to drive here is easy but take care to notice the extreme sides of the road if traveling late as there are no barricades on either sides Note: there is speed limit tickets in Iceland and we travelled by car and missed the speed limit symbols by mistake. Thus paid a hefty amount.

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