Top 10 Most Beautiful Crater Lakes in the World
10 Kelimutu Crater Lakes
The Kelimutu crater lakes are a complete mystery. Each of the three water lakes at the peak of the Kelimutu volcano in Indonesia is a distinct hue. Lake of Old People, also known as Tiwi Ata Mbupu, and Lake of Young Men and Maidens, also known as Tiwu Nua Muri Kooh Tai, are the other two lakes.
9 Quilotoa Crater Lake
The Quilotoa Crater Lake was produced when a crater was filled with water in the Ecuadorian Andes. The caldera is 3 km wide and was formed when the most western volcano in Ecuador’s mountain range collapsed 800 years ago following a cataclysmic eruption. Since then, it has accumulated enough water to form a 250-meter-deep lake.
8 Heaven Lake
Heaven Lake is one of the world’s most beautiful crater lakes, located on the border of North Korea and China, partially in each nation, within a caldera on top of the volcanic Baekdu Mountain. A massive eruption erupted in 969 AD, resulting in the formation of the caldera. It is at a height of 2189.1 metres above sea level. During the winter, it is completely encased in ice.
7 Lake Taupo
Lake Taupo is located in New Zealand’s North Island. It has a surface size of 616 sq km, making it New Zealand’s biggest lake in terms of surface area. It reaches a depth of 186 metres at its deepest point. It is drained by the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river. The lake is located within a caldera that was created 26500 years ago by a supervolcanic eruption.
6 Okama Crater Lake
Okama is a crater lake in Honshu, Japan, found in Goshiki-dake, a tuff-cone in the core volcano of Mount Za’s series of stratovolcanoes. The Five Color Pond is one of the most stunning crater lakes in the world, since the water changes colours depending on the weather. The lake, which was formed by a volcanic eruption in the 1720s, has a diameter of 360 metres and a depth of 60 metres.
5 Mount Katmai Crater Lake
Mount Katmai is a stratovolcano in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula. It features a central lake-filled crater that is roughly 4.5 by 3 kilometres. It was created in 1912 during the Novarupta eruption. Small glaciers have developed on a caldera bench next to a lake with a surface elevation of 1286 metres.
4 Deriba Crater Lake
With a height of 3042 metres, the Deriba Crater is the highest point in Jebel Marra, which is located in Darfur, Sudan. In a caldera, the lake is formed. The diameter of the outer crater varies between 5 and 8 kilometres. The Deriba Caldera was created by an intense eruption of the Jebel Marra Volcano that occurred around 3500 years ago.
3 Lonar Crater Lake
The Lonar Crater Lake is a saline soda lake in the Maharashtra state of India. It was formed by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch and is about 52,000 years old, plus or minus 6000 years. According to newer accounts, it might be 570000 years old, give or take 47000 tears, making it the world’s oldest and largest crater lake, with a radius of 2 km and a depth of 100 m.
2 Kerið Crater Lake
The Keri Crater Lake is located on the Golden Route in the Grmsnes region of south Iceland. This volcanic crater lake is one of several found in Iceland’s Western Volcanic Zone. However, the caldera, which is mostly formed of red volcanic rock, is still intact and visible. It’s roughly 55 metres deep, 170 metres broad, and 270 metres long. Its water is opaque and brilliantly blue due to minerals in the soil.
1 Crater Lake in Albertine Rift
The Albertine Rift in Africa is surrounded by some of the world’s tallest mountains, including the Ruwenzori, Mitumba, and Virunga ranges. Among these are the Rift Valley lakes, which are among the world’s deepest crater lakes. The depth of Lake Tanganyika, for example, is 1470 metres. These lakes, which were formed as a result of a massive fissure and volcanic eruptions, draw visitors from all over the world.