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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Passionate We also visit Geysir where the Strokkur geyser shoots up a huge column of water 30 metres high every few minutes.
Then it was off to see the Strokkur geyser which spews up to 20 metres of boiling water into the air every five minutes or so.
ERUPTION: Strokkur geyser and, right, the Blue Lagoon oasis' BREATHTAKING: spectacular Gull floss waterfall, above, and whale-watching off the coast
Accompanied by three staff, the group will study the country's geothermal region and look at the great Strokkur geyser, which shoots a tower of steam 30 metres into the air every five to ten minutes.
Well worth a visit is the stunning Strokkur geyser, which spouts boiling water a hundred feet into the air, and the thundering Gulfoss Waterfall.
During my stay I also visited the Strokkur geyser which drew plenty of "ooohs" and "aaahhs" from visitors as it shot jets of steaming water 200ft into the air.