Geysir

Here are few pictures from Geysir in Haukadal, Iceland.

As you know I was not so happy with all the turists that are in every place you go in Iceland now, but of course I took some pictures and some with turists but some without if I could.

Strokkur (Icelandic for “churn”) is a fountain geyser located in a geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík. It is one of Iceland’s most famous geysers, erupting once every 6–10 minutes. Its usual height is 15–20 m, although it can sometimes erupt up to 40 m high.

Strokkur was first mentioned in 1789, after an earthquake helped to unblock the conduit of the geyser. Its activity fluctuated throughout the 19th century; in 1815 its height was estimated to have been as much as 60 metres. It continued to erupt until the turn of the 20th century, until another earthquake blocked the conduit again. In 1963, upon the advice of the Geysir Committee, locals cleaned out the blocked conduit through the bottom of the basin, and the geyser has been regularly erupting ever since.

Ok, there is only two pictures without people and they are in the other direction so that explains it.

Have a nice day folks,
yours Kristin @Mirra photography

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