Geysir


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Geysir

(gā`sĭr), hot spring, SW Iceland, c.75 mi (120 km) W of Reykjavík. Although in medieval times it erupted three times daily, weeks now elapse between eruptions. The height and temperature of the jet are variable, reaching up to 200 ft (60 m) and 180°F; (82°C;). There are many other hot springs in the vicinity, but few have eruptions. Hot water is piped into Reykjavík and used for heating. The generic term geyser in English is derived from Geysir.
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A three-night break from PS299pp includes Gatwick flights (departures from November to mid-April), hotel room, a Golden Circle day tour including the famous Geysir hot springs and Gullfoss waterfall as well as a Northern Lights tour.
The Great Geysir, Iceland - The |word geyser derives ('geysa' means 'to gush' in Icelandic) from this geological feature which shoots hot water up to 70m.
Our tour includes the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, the temperamental geysers in the appropriately named Geysir geothermal area, and the historic Thingvellir National Park, where American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly shifting apart.
We next encountered the geothermal waters at the Geysir Hot Springs, where we dodged sulphur-scented boiling waters gushing 70 metres into the sky as regular as clockwork.
It's not, though, something I'd attempt the following day at Haukadalur valley, where the powerful Geysir shoots boiling water up to 70m into the air.
Passionate We also visit Geysir where the Strokkur geyser shoots up a huge column of water 30 metres high every few minutes.
En route to the Geysir geothermal area, where boiling steam shoots 20 metres up into the air every 10 minutes, we saw one of Iceland's most impressive sights, the 32-metre high Gullfoss waterfall.
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After lunch beside the waterfall, we made our way to the famous hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur.
The English "GEYSER" takes its name from Iceland's Great Geysir in Haukadalur.