Kerið, the most beautiful crater lake ever

Located in the Grimsnes area in south Iceland, the crater volcanic lake named Kerið is definitely the most beautiful lake in the World.

The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of a red volcanic rock. It’s approximately 55 meters deep, 170 meters wide, and 270 meters across and it’s also one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because it’s 3,000 years old.

Scientists say that this beauty was formed by a huge volcanic explosion, as is the accepted norm with volcanic craters, more thorough studies of the Grímsnes region failed to find any evidence of such an explosion in Kerið.

It is now believed that Kerið was a cone volcano which erupted and emptied its magma reserve. Once the magma was depleted, the weight of the cone collapsed into the empty magma chamber. The current pool of water at the bottom of the crater is at the same level as the water table and is not caused by rainfall.

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