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Geysir, Haukadalur

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Geysir (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈceiːsɪr̥] (listen)), sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser (a periodically spouting hot spring) derives from Geysir. The name Geysir itself is derived from the Icelandic verb geysa ("to gush") the verb from Old Norse. Geysir lies in the Haukadalur valley on the slopes of Laugarfjall hill, which is also the home to Strokkur geyser about 50 metres (160 ft) south.

Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 70 metres (230 ft) in the air. However, eruptions may be infrequent, and have in the past stopped altogether for years at a time.
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  • Firstly the geysers. The area around them is very picturesque with the biggest one errupting every 7/8 minutes. Unfortunately we've been to see Old Faithful in Yelliwstone, so this one here is s...  more »
  • Walking through the low bubbling geothermal field towards the geysers past multiple fumaroles, bubbling caldera and the steamy landscape is a great introduction to the area. Watching Strokkor belch...  more »
  • Gorgeous! A bit crowded and the geyser goes off intermittently but well worth the wait!
  • Very crowded place but a great sight indeed. Food and souvenir options as well as free parking is available

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