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- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (3)
- KeriðMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewFeb 27, 2014
Kerið is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland and on the Golden Circle Route. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier, created as the land moved over a localized hotspot. Kerið is the one that has the most visually recognizable caldera still intact. The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of a red (rather than black) volcanic rock. The caldera itself is approximately 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across.
While most of the crater is steep-walled with little vegetation, one wall is sloped more gently and blanketed with a deep moss, and I was able to go down to the lake level. Others in my group stayed upstairs and walked around the caldera. The lake itself is fairly shallow (7–14 metres, depending on rainfall and other factors), but due to minerals from the soil, is an opaque and strikingly vivid aquamarine.
- KeriðNov 25, 2012
This was the first place I stopped on the Golden Circle Tour. The tour operator ushered us off the van and then encouraged us to walk around the rim. The weather was awful, the wind was blowing and there was nothing in between you and the edge. It was amazing. A strong gust of wind probably could have blown me over the edge but just walking around it and looking at how steep the edges were and the cold water down below... definitely a fantastic experience.