Not too far away from Faxi waterfall in Iceland’s Golden Circle region is the Kerið volcano crater. The dormant crater is one of a group of volcanic hills called Tjarnarholar or lake hills. It actually isn’t that huge at around 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across but still makes for quite a sight as the 6,500 year old caldera is still intact.
Apparently the caldera is formed by red volcanic rock but it was impossible to tell during my visit as the whole place was a beautiful snow-covered landscape. The water in the bottom of the caldera is less than 14 metres deep but was covered in solid ice when I was there.
Just looking around this area was a real breathtaking experience with stunning snowy landscapes. Don’t miss this part of the Golden Circle.