Luckily, the neighboring Strokkur geyser continues puts on a magical show every minutes. Stop by to check out Geysir and Strokkur for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Geysir is a part of the Golden Circle, here are all the tours visiting the Golden Circle. Thingvellir, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring and bathing in the Secret Lagoon natural hot spring. See More. Geysir in Haukadalur is the most famous geyser in the whole wide world. It is, after all, the one all the other geysers are named after. Geysers are a rare phenomenon and knowledge about them is quite limited. They were almost an unknown thing in the Western world until the 19th century. The geysers in Haukadalur were first mentioned in literature in the year
Attractions nearby Geysir
Discover the Great Geysir and Strokkur Geysers
It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The name Geysir itself is derived from the Icelandic verb geysa "to gush" the verb from Old Norse. However, eruptions may be infrequent, and have in the past stopped altogether for years at a time. The research of sinter shows that Geysir has been active for approximately 10, years. The oldest accounts of hot springs at Haukadalur date back to , when earthquakes in the area caused significant changes in local neighbouring landscape creating several new hot springs. Changes in the activity of Geysir and the surrounding geysers are strongly related to earthquake activity. In records dated , the geysers erupted so violently that the valley around them trembled. The placename "Geysir" has been first mentioned in written sources in 18th century and, as unusual natural phenomena were of high interest to the society during the Age of Enlightenment , the term became popular and has been used for similar hydrothermal features worldwide since then.
POPULAR TOURS THAT VISIT THE GEYSIR AREA
This route is included in plenty of guided vacations and self-drive tours that travel around Iceland, such as this 6-Day Summer Package and this Day Road Trip. Those renting a car will be able to reach it independently with ease. Alternatively, book an organised Golden Circle tour.
Geysers have been a huge fascination for mankind since their discovery and, as a fairly rare sight that can only usually be found in active volcanic areas, some people travel the world just to experience one. As a geyser hotspot, Iceland is one of those places that geyser-seekers flock to. The term first came about when The Great Geysir see below erupted on the island in the 14th century. Of course, first on our list is the mother of all geysers. This incredible geyser is known to shoot boiling water up to 70 meters into the air. Location: Haukadalur Valley, Southwestern Iceland.