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  • GeysirPro 2014
    Steve Hunter
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    5 Feb 15, 2014

    I got an awesome shot of the Geyser going off...not the type of thing you see everyday in NYC exactly. Very cool...I think it was part of my Gullfoss trip or when I went o see the continental divide. It should be on everyone's list to check out.

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    Travis Katz
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    4 Feb 12, 2014

    Just outside of the capital, this is where the English word "Geyser" comes from. Geothermic pools and steaming water shooting out to amazing heights. These geysers are not quite as big as the ones in Yellowstone, but still pretty amazing. Pay attention to the wind, though. We were heading back to the bus and got totally soaked when one went off.

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    Lauren Monitz
    4 Dec 27, 2012

    The only worthy stop on the Golden Circle Tour, you can look at so many waterfalls while freezing your booty off. The geysers though....mother nature at her most raw.

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    Tarina Peterson
    5 Dec 11, 2012

    Home of the original Geyser from which all others take their name. It's a veritable playground of hot springs and geysers. Stunning to wander through and it's amazing to see just how active Iceland is in things of this nature. Well worth a visit.

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    ChrisTower
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    4 Oct 27, 2012

    Iceland's geothermal power up close and personal. The geysers shoot regularly and you can send just a few feet away. It's pretty cold and windy in the winter so bring warm clothes. It's in the middle of nowhere about an hour from Reykjavik and tour buses go out there regularly if you don't have a car.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Sep 10, 2012

    I stopped at Geysir on my trip around Iceland. It's the original steam and super-heated water fountain from which the others take their name. While I was there, I saw eruptions about every 10 minutes. However, this can vary depending on geologic activity and so on.

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    Eric Brink
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    3 Aug 09, 2012

    On my last day in Iceland, I broke down and booked a Bus Tour of the Golden Circle. That includes Geysir, which is kind of the "Old Faithful" of Iceland. It's a short hop from Reykjavik and worth the trip (along with the other stops on the tour)if only to "check the box". This is also "Iceland Light" as if you take the time to get out into the wild and really see the natural wonders of this Country, this attraction was a short coda on top of a wonderful and personally satisfying eye opener.

    Geysir was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser (a 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 south. Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 70 metres in the air. However, eruptions may be infrequent, but I was lucky enough to see it for myself.

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    Ludovic
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    If you like nature, you'll love geysir. Hot spring, Geysers is on the menu. Like in Yellowstone , one of them erupts every 15 minutes. It's better to visit it when it's sunny, but even under snow it's really a very unique place on earth.

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    Mariusz Rzepecki
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    5 Jul 05, 2014

    Absolutely "must see"!

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    Nally
    2 Aug 24, 2012
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    Andres Ivanovic
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    5 Aug 04, 2012

    Did you know that Geysir is Icelandic word?

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    Alex Budak
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The original geyser after which all other geysers are named!

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    Ingrid Katz
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    4 Mar 13, 2012
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    4 Jan 20, 2012
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    5 Mar 22, 2013
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    4 Oct 14, 2012
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    5 Aug 21, 2011
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    4 Oct 25, 2013
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