Geysers of Iceland
Iceland is home to some of the most phenomenal geysers in the world. Given the high rate of volcanic activity, it is no wonder that Icelandic geysers and hot springs are distributed all over the island. Many of the geysers of Iceland are located in the south of Iceland in the valley of Haukadalur. Icelandic geysers are known to have existed in at least a dozen other areas on the island. The Great Geysir, which first erupted in the 14th century, gave rise to the word geyser. Geysers are natural features resulting when ground water is heated by geothermal forces and brought to the surface. Icelandic geysers will definitely provide a spectacular sight of boiling water eruptions, vivid colors and strange formations. The geysers of Iceland are marvels of nature that should not be missed!
Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík.