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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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.
The English "GEYSER" takes its name from Iceland's Great Geysir in Haukadalur.
We also visited the Great Geysir, where the earth farted eggy clouds of gas into the air.
Another must-see is the Great Geysir, which sends a jet of boiling water over 20 metres into the air every few minutes.