The Icelandic Geysers
The Great Geyser is considered one of the greatest natural attraction in Iceland. In the 19th century the Geyser would shoot up 80-meters in the air, but today it has to be triggered by man. It used to erupt every 60 minutes until the early 1900s when it became dormant. Earthquakes in June 2000 subsequently reawakened the giant and it now erupts approximately every 8 to 10 hours. The second most famous geyser in Iceland is Strokkur, which erupts every 8 minutes throwing a column of water and steam to a height of 20 metres or so.
There are also several other smaller ones. Geysers are found in active volcanic areas or land that is prone to earthquakes. Thermal or hot springs are also a feature, as are boiling mud pools, often appreciated for their medicinal qualities. Geysir, south west Iceland. One of the must see when visting Iceland is Geysir and the Geysir area, park. As you enter the park area around Geysir in south west Iceland, you can't but notice the phenomenal steam rising from hot springs, vents and streams all over the area.