Kerid crater, Iceland

28 Comments on “Wordless Wednesday Crater”

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    The young (!) crater Kerid was formed about 6500 (they even had different opinions on the age) years ago in Iceland’s Western Volcanic Zone. It’s 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep. Depth of water varies between 7-14 m.

    We saw it in June 2004, it was fantastic to stand there on the edge – Mr Lifecruiser a little bit too close to the edge I thought…. *lol*

    Napfisk BELGIUM said:

    Lifecruisers: I don’t give a bit about these earth-holes (although it’s all mighty interesting), but I am so happy to be reading you again, and I myself am so glad to be hopefully meeting you once more in the future.

    I’m sure I have a lot of catching up to do, but I will be close to you too as well. So, see you soon? I bl**ng hope so!

    Cheers Lifecruisers, glad to be back and joyful to be reading more of you again. Tack.

    Lifecruiser: [screaming like fans] Napfisk! You’re back! We missed you! Warmth welcome back. Now things are as they should again. Pheeew. Of course, we’ll pop over to you more often now when we know you’re back. Glad to see that you sneaked in a swedish word there too! Take care, C U soon :-)

    Barbara UNITED STATES said:

    Very beautiful. How is the water fed to the crater?

    Lifecruiser: Probably from the glacier Langjökull, since it’s in the Reykjanes Peninsula area. According to an old tradition, a rise in the water level here is accompanied by a corresponding fall in the pond on Burfell in Grimsnes and vice versa.

    Debbie UNITED STATES said:

    What a fantastic shot! I wouldn’t have gotten too close to the edge! Very nice share for WW.
    Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful wacky (nondrip) Wednesday!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Debbie. Now it’s like waterfalls outside instead of in my nose, so it’s better thankfully. I’m just enjoying to see what’s up in the Blogosphere today, relaxing :-)

    guppyman UNITED STATES said:

    Kinda looks like the hole i took my diving test in…. of course, my hole was an old gravel pit and not nearly as cool as a volcanic crater….

    Lifecruiser: At first I read driving instead of diving, ha ha… That would have been cool hah? *lol*

    Jae UNITED STATES said:

    Wow, that is gorgeous!!

    Happy WW to you!

    Lifecruiser: And even more gorgeous in real life, as always!!!!


    It’s lovely, but a little scary, too. I wouldn’t want to stand close to the edge, either.

    Thanks for stopping by my place.

    Lifecruiser: Very scary to me, but the beauty made me come closer anyway :-)


    That’s a big crater. What volcano is this. It looks calm.
    Thanks for passing by.

    Lifecruiser: Kerid. More info in the first comment. It’s a young one, no outburst luckily :-)

    Wystful 1 UNITED STATES said:

    When the photo first began to open, I thought it was a copper mine or something on that order….but a crater!!?!! AWESOME — super photo.

    My W W is posted.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it truly was AWESOME. The whole trip was. Totally unforgetable.

    Lazy Daisy UNITED STATES said:

    Wow, how awesome!

    Lifecruiser: Yes and yes and yes :-)

    Melli UNITED STATES said:

    Looks like a swimmin’ hole to me! :grin:

    Lifecruiser: Yes, what a beautiful place to take a swim. Though you might have to swim for a longer while than you had in mind…. *lol*

    eph2810 UNITED STATES said:

    This is very cool and looks very deep :)

    Have a great Wednesday ….

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it sure felt like that when you were close to the edge, especially since I’m afraid of heights…. Pheeew.

    Michelle UNITED STATES said:

    How amazing! And just think you were actually there! Thanks for all the info about the crater too! If you think Mr. Lifecruiser was too close, just let me say that if my hubby would be finding a way to climb down there, with at least two of the kids following!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, we can live on the memories for long now with these photos. Eeek, that sounds horrifying with your hubby and kids too! I’d close my eyes!

    Kasia POLAND said:

    Amazing! My first thought was : Iceland and I was right. :)

    Lifecruiser: Yes, this truly amazing almost magic country…. *dreamy sigh*

    YellowRose UNITED STATES said:

    It’s beautiful! The water looks so blue!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, maybe the should call this one the Blue Laggon instead of their Thermal bath at the Blue Lagoon spa area ;-)

    Michelle UNITED STATES said:

    WoW! I love the constrating colors in that photo. What a great photo.
    My WW is up too.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, but the real thing is even better than the photo shows :-)

    mar SPAIN said:

    Amazing shot. Love the deep colors!
    Happy WW :)

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s colorful in many ways.


    I love stuff like this! I hope to get to Crater Lake in Oregon someday. They say it’s the bluest, clearest water in the world.

    Oustanding picture!

    Lifecruiser: Me too and you just gave me another place on my wish list to visit – maybe we’ll have to do a world around trip to manage all the list :-)


    That had to be amazing to see in person. I’m sure the picture doesn’t do it justice.

    Lifecruiser: It sure doesn’t. *dreamy look in my face*


    Very pretty, my hubby would do the same thing..ha.

    Lifecruiser: I don’t know what it is that they have to do that :-)

    Lisa UNITED STATES said:

    Wow! That is simply amazing. I bet it is 100 times better in person. I would not have gotten to close though. I have horrible balance!!!

    Thanks for stopping by today, and I apologize if I offended. I try not to do so too much, but occasionally I slip! Thanks again.

    Lifecruiser: Well, better not to go close then, because there were a little bit loose edges!!! No need for an apologize, I wasn’t offended at all and besides that: we’re free to say or do what we want on our own blogs. It’s a free blogosphere isn’t it? *lol*


    Excellent! That’s really interesting. Love that its filled with water now~

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s simply beautiful with the water :-)

    Janice CANADA said:

    amazing! you have both seen so many incredible things!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I know, I know *smiling very big and kind of dreamy*

    Mysterious Lady UNITED STATES said:

    Wow that’s awesome. The water looks aqua colored, must be the minerals. That’s one big crater!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, Iceland has a lot of minerals for sure. Especially the Blue Lagoon thermal bath spa, such a refreshing place :-)

    Tricia CANADA said:

    Wow, that looks beautiful. It’s enormous, it must have been spectacular standing near the edge of it.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, very!!!! No doubt about that!!!


    Gorgeous! I love serene nature photos like this!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, isn’t it lovely? *lol*

    tnchick UNITED STATES said:

    Did you go for a skinny dip?!?

    ROFL! My WW is up, late… but up.

    Lifecruiser: He..he… That would all the other tourist have LOVED! There were a lot of cameras…. *lol*


    With the Google EArth our family is crater crazy! Love looking at them!
    New desination! Kerid!

    Lifecruiser: Cool! Never thought of going crater hunting by Google Earth. Looking at other countries yes. I just wonder how it handle the islandic character that should be instead of the “d” in the end… It’s an Icelandic character similar to the d.

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