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This valley is an active geothermal area, every 5-8 minutes creates an eruption that may be. More than 20 meters high In the area there are many more hot springs. Many of these springs have a clear blue color because of silicates in the water
It symbolizes Iceland and is a natural wonder that visitors fascinates with its breathtaking beauty
Geothermal area where one finds this geyser , located in Haukadalur in the valley of Haukadal
The water from the Great Geysir sometimes reach heights of up to 60 m, it is very beautiful and very unique to be allowed to make an outbreak. The area has more than thirty small geysers and hot springs. Some pools are made for visitors and are the ideal place to sit back and relax. It really is an area that you should not miss, in the background a beautiful landscape, and enjoy an unforgettable time. The geysers are the main attraction of Iceland and provide an exciting and adventurous vacation
Stop Two - Geysers
Stop two was at some of Iceland's most famous geysers. The guide explained that geysers took their name from the most powerful geyser here but that it seldom spouts nowadays. Instead Strokkur is the most likely to gush. The area has a giftshop, cafe, clean, free toilets. There are several geysers. Only Strokkur gushed when we were there. There was a lovely bubbling Little Geyser. One geyser had a wonderful volcanic blue crater and there was sulphurous steam rising everywhere.
You have to be patient to see a geyser spout. People stood with cameras poised for what felt like forever to get a shot of it. Some impatient people left without seeing it at all. We saw Strokkur gush several times. Each time was incredibly brief.
As we were leaving my husband said, 'Time to go back to the bus and I said, 'No look it is about to blow.' but he did not believe me and we walked from our safe spot to the area it gushed into only for it to give a massive burst which sent water all over us and resulted in us shamefacedly returning to the bus soaking. I took a photo as we got drenched. I think it is really funny. It is like an underwater shot.
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Geysir is another one of the highlights on most people's trip to Iceland. The thousand year old area of Geysir is located at the foot of the Bjarnfell and is dotted with hot springs from which bubbles and splurts boiling water heated below the earthe's surface and bursting and bubbling up through cracks and pools all over the area.
The most famous of all geysers and from which they all take their name is the famous 'Geysir' which erupts water over seventy metres high. However, this geyser is very unpredictable and visitors should consider themselves very lucky if they ever see this geyser erupt. A better bet is the nearby geyser 'Strokkur' which erupts every 4 minutes or so and can shoot water thirty or forty metres high. Watch out for the distinct blue coloured dome which forms just before the geysir erupts. See my photos for each stage of the eruption.
A geyser contains water which is constantly boiling at 100 degress celcius. They erupt when the temperature rises above boiling point shooting water into the air.
As well as these two famous geysers there are other smaller geysers and bubbling mud and water pools such as Blesi and Little Geysir. Steam and gases also escape from cracks in the earth and can clearly be seen all around the area.
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