Geysir

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  • Address: Haukadalsvegur, Iceland, Selfoss
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: View Point, Hot Spring, Family And Kids

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.

Geysir Travel Tips

  • 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 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

  • Bus: On the Golden Circle
  • By renting a car

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  • Geysir Address: Haukadalsvegur, Iceland, Selfoss
  • Geysir Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Geysir(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Geysir: 00:45 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Selfoss include Geysir in their plan

  • 46.07% of people start their Geysir visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Geysir

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

93.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Geysir

People normally club together Olfusa and Kerid while planning their visit to Geysir.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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