The geothermal area around Geysir
The area is named after the Great Geysir. Geysir erupts very rarely nowadays, but a nearby hot spring, Strokkur, can be relied upon to spout great volumes of boiling water and steam up to 70 meters skywards every 8 to 10 minutes. Depending on where you stand, and the direction of the wind, you may get a little damp from the steam!
The sight of Strokkur erupting is unique and very special. The experience of standing in anticipation as your excitement rises, then sensing the subtle signs which herald Strokkur´s imminent eruption is also not to be under-estimated.
Geysir Iceland is a geothermally active area – there are many smaller hot springs close to Strokkur.
Where is Geysir Located?
Geysir is one of the attractions of the famous Golden Circle. It is situated in the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur in South Iceland 99.2 km from Reykjavík if you take the Þingvallavegur route, otherwise around 107 km. There are many interesting places in this area, Þingvellir National Park (60 km) and Gullfoss (9.7 km) on the Golden Circle, Laugavatn lake and Fontana Spa (29 km), Flúðir and The Secret Lagoon (around 25 km).