owes its name to "the big geyser Geysir
". It had been the first geyser observed by modern europeans. The modern word "geyser" comes from "Geysir", which come form the icelandic "geysa" (to gush). The big Geysir is nowadays almost inactive
, as you can see in this picture
. It seems last Geysir eruption happened on 2016, Feb 20
. Geysir history is complex and fascinating, winding through earthquakes, obstructions, cleaning and artificial eruptions. You can find more info at:
The real tourist attraction in the area is Strokkur, erupting every 6-10 minutes at 30-40 meters height on average
. The entrance to the area is next to the road. Smoke and steam
comes from the ground and some water sources are creating nice colored layers
. Just a few meters next to the Little Geysir
water source we find the Strokkur geyser
, whose round shape
at the beginning of the eruptions are one of the most beautiful postcard images
on every travel to Iceland. Please look at the picture sequence we published on the pictures area to enjoy the eruption progress.
Besides the sleeping big Geysir, next to Strokkur there also are many wonderful water sources, some of them contains incredible clear water.
The visit can end here or can proceed to the hill in front of the geysers, in order to take some panoramic pictures