Located in the South-Western part of Iceland, the crater lake Kerid is unique in its origin, as its Caldera was not formed by an explosion, like most.
The Kerid crater is believed to have formed when the magma at its center simply depleted itself and an empty chamber beneath it caved in. Regardless of the geological details that led to the formation of the lake, its bright palette of colors looks unearthly.
In addition to the bright, sapphire-colored water, the steep slopes of the Caldera bowl are almost entirely covered with multicolored volcanic rock. And one, less steep side of the slope, covered with green moss, as if the lake and so not enough colorful.
Crater lake Kerid is a popular tourist route "the Golden circle", where in addition it is possible to visit the glacier Langjokull and the Reykjanes Peninsula. There is a crater in the southern part of the "Golden circle", 15 km from the city of Selfoss, right next to highway 35.