The Eye Of The World: Kerid Crater Lake

The Eye of the world – Kerið crater lake is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes, in the Southern Region of Iceland.

Kerid crater is one of the many crater lakes in this area, known as Iceland’s Western Volcanic Zone. This zone includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier.

Kerid crater lake is proximately 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across.

When seen from high above, Kerid Crater lake has a shape that looks like a human eye, a true Eye Of The World!


Kerid Crater Lake is part of the popular tourist day tour in Iceland “The Golden Circle.” The tour takes approximately 7-8 hours from the pick-up in Reykjavik to the drop off back in Reykjavik. You can find a detailed printable map of the Golden Circle by clicking the button below.

Kerid is a beautiful place and highly recommended.


Location Gps: 64°02’30.0″N 20°53’12.9″W

Driving from Reykjavik takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. (75 km).

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