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  • Kerið Crater Lake
    Kerið Crater Lake
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  • Kerið Crater Lake
    Kerið Crater Lake
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  • Kerið Crater
    Kerið Crater
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    Kerið Crater

    by jmpncsu Written Dec 30, 2012
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    Kerið is a crater lake about 15 km north of Selfoss just off Route 35. We visited during our Golden Circle Tour with Iceland Guided Tours. The crater was formed about 6,500 years ago and is the northern end of a row of craters called Tjarnarhólar in the Grímsnes area. The oval-shaped crater is 270 m long, 170 m wide, and 55 m deep, with the water depth varying from 7 to 14 m. The water in the crater is the water table - it is not primarily fed by rain and does not drain out, so the crater lake acts as a window to the groundwater. It's a very short hike up to the rim of the crater and it's possible to walk around the rim of the crater and to hike down to water as well. With beautiful red- and pink-colored walls and deep turquoise water, it is definitely worth a stop on the way to see the more famous sights of the Golden Circle.

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    Mount Ingolfsfjall

    by a5floor Written Jan 6, 2008

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    This huge mountain is situated just outside Selfoss. This is a huge and impressive mountain. If you want, you can drive partly around it. It is really nice to see the different kind of shades. Especially when there are clouds and sun.

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  • Visit Hveragerði Geothermal Area

    by travel10000 Updated Dec 11, 2007

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    From August 2007:
    Hveragerði Geothermal Area is in the middle of Hveragerði. You can see several hot springs and fumaroles. If you are lucky you can see one of the springs bubble up, which I was told happens only once a day.

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  • Do a day trip driving around the "Golden Circle"

    by travel10000 Written Dec 11, 2007

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    From August 2007:
    Do a day trip driving around the "Golden Circle". We stayed overnights in Hveragerði, started driving around 9:30am and got back to Selfoss around 5:30pm. Total driving time was about 3 1/2 hours, so we had plenty of time for each stop including some hiking. One of the roads was unpaved, but our small rental car was fine, no need for 4x4. See separate tips on each of the following places we stopped that day:

    Kerið Crater
    Gullfoss
    Geysir
    Þingvellir

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    Walk along the river Olfus.

    by a5floor Written Jan 6, 2008

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    Walk along the river Olfus.
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    When you are in Selfoss, you can walk along the river Olfus. This river is massive. And there is a strong current in this river. You will have nice views to the other side of the river.

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  • Visit Kerið Crater

    by travel10000 Written Dec 11, 2007

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    From August 2007:
    You can stop by Kerið Crater along the way to Gullfoss and Geysir from Hveragerði or Selfoss. The parking is signposted and is right next to the top of the crater.

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  • Walk in Hveragerði

    by travel10000 Updated Dec 11, 2007
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    From August 2007:
    Hveragerði is a very nice quiet town just 15 minutes drive from Selfoss. A number of hiking trails are in the valley north of town.

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