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Geysir area 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 The big Geysir and Strokkur area: 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 The big Geysir and Strokkur area: Smoke and steam comes from the ground and some water sources are creating nice colored layers The big Geysir and Strokkur area: colored layers. Just a few meters next to the Little Geysir The big Geysir and Strokkur area: Little Geysir water source we find the Strokkur geyser The big Geysir and Strokkur area:  Strokkur geyser, whose round shape The big Geysir and Strokkur area: round shape at the beginning of the eruptions are one of the most beautiful postcard images The big Geysir and Strokkur area: 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 The big Geysir and Strokkur area: big Geysir, next to Strokkur there also are many wonderful water sources The big Geysir and Strokkur area: water sources, some of them contains incredible clear water The big Geysir and Strokkur area: 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


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