Geysir Warnings and Dangers

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    DO NOT WANDER FROM THE PATH

    by davidjo Written Jul 23, 2015

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    Geysir area can be dangerous because if you stray from the path you can sink into the boggy ground and be burnt as temperatures of the water and earth are very hot, even up to 100 C. certain areas are roped off so do not cross these boundaries to take a better photo as it is dangerous.
    And how far is the nearest hospital ?

    Just after the warning sign there is a very informative board which shows where the geysers are and how they work.

    warning of the temperature map and information careful

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    Stay on the paths!

    by travelfrosch Updated Jun 2, 2013

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    A very important thing to do in this area is to stay on the paths. I was told a dozen tourists or so every year get severely injured by straying from the paths and/or doing something stupid such as putting their hands in the water. Be aware the water in these vents is extremely hot -- sometimes even greater than 100C -- so don't even think about getting near it. Also, be aware that some vents have very thin crusts on top of them, which means if you stray off of the paths, you could be in for a very hot time, and I'm not talking about the Reykjavik nightlife! Finally, stay outside the ropes -- they're there for a reason. Should a geyser erupt, the splash could leave you with uncomfortably warm memories of your visit.

    Beware!
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Look, don't touch

    by acemj Updated Jun 3, 2007

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    The geyser fields here are strewn with steaming earth, streams, trickles and pools of water. Some of the water is hot. Some is not, but you really never know what you're going to encounter, so try to resist the temptation to test the water with your finger. Water that is superheated by magma can easily burn our delicate human skin, so why take a chance?

    There are ropes surrounding the geysers and they are there for a reason, so don't cross the ropes.

    steaming, mineral rich earth

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    STAY ON THE PREPARED WAYS

    by RitchiS1 Updated Aug 1, 2003

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    The ways are prepared and signed . D ´ont leave the ways , because you can be stuck in a softly ground . There is no help possible if you are burned

    Melting POTTS
    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • National/State Park
    • Photography

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    Sulfuric fumes

    by bzh Updated Mar 8, 2003

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    The fumes from a geyser are full of sulfur. The smell of rotting eggs can be overpowering. So, be prepared.

    Geyser fumes
    Related to:
    • National/State Park

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