Kerid Crater

Kerid Crater

A popular stop on the alternative extended route of the so-called Golden Triangle is the beautiful Kerið lake located at the bottom of a volcanic crater.

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The caldera originates from a volcanic eruption that occurred here about 3,000 years ago, creating a depression about 170 metres wide and less than 55 metres deep. The cavern gradually filled with rainwater and groundwater, and the volcanic rocks created a lake with a vibrant turquoise colour.

How to get there?

Kerið Crater is located just off the main road 35, less than 100 km from Reykjavík. There is a small car park here, from which a circular path leads along the crater and directly to the crater floor, where you can sit on a bench and enjoy a picnic in a truly unusual place.

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