Geysir Travel Guide

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Geysir Overview

Geysir (sometimes known as The Great Geysir), in the Haukadalur, Iceland, is the oldest known geysir and one of the world's most impressive examples of the phenomenon. The English word geysir to describe a spouting hot spring derives from Geysir (which itself is derived from the Icelandic verb gjósa meaning to erupt. The English verb gush is probably related to that word).

Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 60 metres in the air. However, eruptions may be infrequent, and have in the past stopped altogether for years at a time. However the site that Geysir stands on is still well worth visiting. Strokkur, a neighbouring geyser, erupts every 5-10 minutes with a plume that is almost as impressive, and there are several other small geysers nearby. On a clear cold day, walking over the ice through the clouds of steam is one of the most impressive sights in nature.

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