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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From glaciers (at Jalkulsarlon Glacial Lagoon) to geysers (at Great Geysir and Strokkur), Iceland will leave you both enthralled.
The route takes in Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall.
The fountain geyser Strokkur Geysir was a backdrop in one of the scenes in "Through Night And Day."
The 8-hour tour goes to Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park (a 'GOT' location), Kerid volcanic crater, and Fridheimar horse farm (where there's a superhot farmer who serves ice cream with honey-fire and ice, indeed).
It visits the Geysir geothermal area and its spouting springs and Thingvellir National Park.
The Geysir geothermal area is where one can hear the bubbling of the mud pots, smell the sulfur in the air and watch in awe as the geyser Strokkur blasts boiling water into the air.
The meeting point of continental plates at Thingvellir National Park, the roaring Gulfoss waterfall, and the Geysir Geothermal Area all combine to make the Golden Circle a must-do trip, and one which can be completed in one day.
Matt got down on one knee during a trip to the Geysir Hot Springs and on the same evening we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights.
At the Geysir geothermal area you can watch the exploding geysers and the bubbling crystal clear hot springs.
While I learned a lot about Iceland through several web sites, I think I learned more by just talking to locals and actually going through the Icelandic experience: driving its scenic roads in snowy and windy conditions, savoring its langoustine lobster and Viking beer, and appreciating the grandeur of its Geysir, Gulfoss and Glacier lagoon.
Other photographic highlights in southern Iceland include Dyrholaey, a coastal rock arch reminiscent of Dorset's Durdle Door, and Geysir, the original spouting hot spring after which all the worlds geysers are named.
For our second day in Iceland, Haf recommended the "Golden Triangle," a 120-mile drive to the country's three top tourist attractions: Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss.