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Visit the famous Geysir.

The famed hot spring Geysir is located in the Haukadalur valley in southwestern Iceland. It was first mentioned in Icelandic literature in 1294 when the valley was hit by a series of strong earthquakes and a devastating eruption of Mount Hekla.

Geysir has been dormant for many years, with exception of renewed activity in 2000 after an eruption at Mount Hekla. Otherwise, its neighbour, the geyser Strokkur, erupts every 10 minutes or so and is the area’s main attraction.

The word ‘geyser’, meaning a hot spring of water and steam, is a derivation of the hot spring, ‘Geysir’ which is located in the Haukadalur valley in southwest Iceland, just a few kilometres from Gullfoss was first mentioned in Icelandic literature in 1294 when the valley was hit by a series of strong earthquakes and a devastating eruption of Mount Hekla. Geysir had been dormant for many years but on 17 June 2000, Iceland’s Independence Day, a series of earthquakes hit the south of Iceland and briefly reawakened Geysir. About 100 metres from Geysir is the smaller geyser Strokkur which erupts every 10 minutes or so and, as such, is the area’s main attraction.

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