• Address: South, Iceland, Selfoss
  • Ticket Price: 350 ISK
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Lake

Kerid - Review

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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  • Kerid Address: South, Iceland, Selfoss
  • Kerid Price: 350 ISK
  • Time required to visit Kerid: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kerid

  • 95% of people who visit Selfoss include Kerid in their plan

  • 35.46% of people start their Kerid visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kerid

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

94.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kerid

People normally club together Tre Og List and Reykjadalur Hot Springs while planning their visit to Kerid.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kerid, Selfoss Reviews

  • It was a very beautiful crater! The water at the bottom was a deep blue and it contrasted well with all the iron present in the surrounding rocks! It's a fairly easy walk around the crater and down to the bottom, but it manages to be picturesque the whole time. While it does cost a small fee to get in, it is well worth it in my opinion, only 3 dollars. Not to mention it's also really far away from cities so you can get some excellent shots of the crater with a natural background or even snap a few pics of just the surrounding land!

  • This was one of my favourite stops. It's easily accessible you can park and walk right up to it. The fee is cheap and definitely worth it. Once you walk out to the edge of the crater you get a fantastic view of the lake below and you can walk right around the entire edge and right down to the lake. Absolutely stunning and highly recommended!

  • Lots of beautiful sites you don’t have to pay for but if you have limited time then paying the fee to enter ($4 each) isn’t the end of the world. Beautiful color contrast. Can spend as little or as much time there as you’d please. Just leave minimum of 15 min to experience

  • So gorgeous. I think we had to pay $5 for entry but you get to walk all the way around the crater and then down to the center of it. It was really a spectacular view in the crater and it's surroundings. The color was sooo blue and gorgeous. We ended up hanging out in the center and skipped some rocks.

  • I searched before going to Iceland about: the top 10 places to visit and kerid was among them. I had the impression before going there it was not as magnificent as it really is. Also I thought I would find a crowded place and the opposite happened. I enjoyed very much my visit to this unique place. The various colours of the sand, the shades of the frozen water at the bottom and the height and steepness of this crater largely contributed to my love for this country.

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