- Address: Haukadalsvegur, Iceland, Selfoss
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: View Point, Hot Spring, Family And Kids
About Geysir, Selfoss
Iceland is quite famous for its tall sprouting geysers or ‘geysir’ as they are called locally. These wonderful natural wonders are widely found all over the country and are especially present near the Selfoss area. So a geyser is basically a spring, but in this case the water is ejected more turbulently and is accompanied by steam. The two most famous geysers out of them are The Great Geysir and the Strokkur geyser. The Great Geyser was formed in the 13th century and till the 19th century used to regularly spout hot water and steam 60-80 meters in the air up until 1916, when it stopped completely. Since then eruptions have been quite rare and uncommon. The nearby Stokkur geyser though still erupts at every 10 minutes or so and is able to reach 30 meters height. The area has many hot and cold springs, steam vents, sulphurous mud and unique plants in the vicinity which makes the view stunning and surreal. Also people have the choice to take a dip in one of the springs, but should not try to enter the geyser hole or touch the water. The area has good parking, toilets, souvenir store and food shops. It is a major ‘hotspot’ for all tourists. Pun intended.
- In Winters because of snowy grounds, wearing of grippy shoes is recommended.
- Do not try to touch the water as it may be scalding hot.
Geysir Opening and Closing Hours
- Sunset and sunrise timings may drastically vary in Iceland and thus visiting timings should also be altered according to month of visit.
How To reach Geysir by Public Transport
- Bus: On the Golden Circle
- By renting a car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Geysir
95% of people who visit Selfoss include Geysir in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
54.75% of people start their Geysir visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Geysir
93.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Geysir
Geysir, Selfoss Reviews
I traveled to Reykjavik on a cruise and visited the Geysir home decor store. It was beautiful, with an amazing and eclectic selection of fine prints and home decor accessories. I picked out an amazing print to purchase and returned to the ship just before embarking for Akureyri. I happened to peek inside the tube to check out my print and realized I had been given the wrong piece. I called the store immediately and although there was not enough time for someone to bring me the correct print, the gentleman that assisted me offered to ship the correct print to me. I could not be more impressed with their service.
Iceland is truly the land of ice and fire Geysir embodies this well worth the trip.
It was brilliant...the guide was friendly and knowledgeable....really enjoyed the experience,would recommend to anyone...
Where trendy fashion meets Icelandic coolness. Lovely local brand with big potential.
Not as interesting as I thought it would be as a highlight location of Reykjavik.