Haukadalur geothermal valley

Haukadalur, the geothermal area around the Great Geysir, is one of the most famous places in Iceland. Steaming ground, bubbling thermal pools, beautiful views, and most importantly, two famous geysers are all reasons to visit this location.

Geysir – The one that gave its name to all others of its kind, the forefather of all geysers, has been known for its activity since 1294. The Geysir used to regularly shoot water 40-60 meters high, and in earlier times, up to an impressive 170 meters. The activity of Geysir is unpredictable and is linked to volcanic activity in the area. Waiting for its eruption can be like waiting for Godot. If you’re impatient, just walk a few dozen meters to its geological colleague.

Strokkur – One of Iceland’s icons. Thanks to its regular eruptions every 8-10 minutes, you can enjoy water spouting from the depths of the Earth ‘on demand.’

The Geysir geothermal area is located approximately 100 kilometers east of Reykjavik and is an integral part of the so-called Golden Circle.