Selfoss, Iceland
The Geysir geothermal area is located in Haukadalur Valley in South Iceland and is part of the Golden Circle. It is made up of hot springs, mud pools, and furamoles – all of which are fascinating phenomena created by geothermal activities. Did you know that the term geyser is derived from the Icelandic “geysa” which means “to gush”? Although the famous Geysir has stopped erupting altogether with its last activity dating back to 2009, you can still observe boiling water and steam being sprouted into the air every five minutes or so with the active Strokkur geyser. It is said that Strokkur can sprout up to 40m and thus it is wise to keep a safe distance to prevent yourself from being burnt! Recommended time: 1 hour
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