Sunday, September 11, 2011


The next stop was Geysir national park. This is home to the big Geysir, after which geysers worldwide were named. It hasn't erupted for over 10 years, since a big earthquake in the area disrupted the underground channels. It's still bubbling slightly, so it may erupt again some day. There are a lot of smaller geysers near by, and one of them, Strokkur, erupts every 10 to 15 minutes so you don't have to wait long for an eruption.

The original Geysir, with only a little steam visible.

Strokkur erupts.

Strokkur's eruption fading away.

The clear water of this geyser pool lets you see into the depths where an eruption would come from.

A field of baby geysers.

Little Geysir. It just bubbles away, like a pot on full boil.

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