Admission to Kerid Crater in the Golden Circle

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Kerid Crater, Klausturholar, Iceland
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Embark on a journey into the heart of Iceland's geological history with this admission ticket to the Kerid crater. Travelers and nature lovers who want a hassle-free visit to this destination in the Golden Circle of Iceland should book this affordable entrance ticket today.

Situated along the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, the Kerid crater proves Iceland's rich volcanic history. Kerid was formed over 6,500 years ago and is one of the most recognizable craters in the land of fire and ice.

Geologists believe that Kerid was formed during a volcanic eruption followed by the collapse of the magma chamber beneath the surface, leaving behind the iconic crater travelers see today.

This admission ticket to the Kerid crater allows you to enter the area smoothly. However, please note that transportation is not included in your booking. Fortunately, the crater is easy to find in Southwest Iceland through GPS and online maps. The drive only takes about an hour, covering 43 miles (69 kilometers).

Upon arrival at the Kerid parking lot, a short and easy hike will take you to the crater. The trail around Kerid is less than a mile and offers different viewing points.

As you approach the Kerid crater, you can immediately enjoy its striking appearance. The crater measures approximately 886 feet (270 meters) in diameter and boasts steep walls towering up to 180 feet (55 meters) high. 

As you wander along the crater's rim, take in panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, which stretches out to the horizon in all directions. Visitors can even catch glimpses of distant mountains on clear days, adding to the awe-inspiring vista.

What sets Kerid apart from most volcanic craters is its remarkable lake-filled caldera. This lake, although small and shallow, has a captivating blue-green color.

Contrasting the lake are the remarkable slopes of the crater. Kerid has red volcanic rocks and patches of deep-green mosses in summer. The area is partially covered with snow during winter while the lake freezes over.

For a closer look at this geological attraction, you can even walk down its slopes through a set of stairs. It will take you directly to the base where the lake is located.

While admiring the beautiful views, don't forget to take some photos. The Kerid crater makes an excellent subject and backdrop for photography.

After exploring the Kerid crater, don't miss out on exploring the three highlights of the Golden Circle. The Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and the Gullfoss waterfall are all just a short drive away.

Don't miss the chance to explore the unique slopes and lake of the Kerid crater by booking this cheap admission ticket. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Admission to the Kerid crater





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