Photos from the Road: Geysir Iceland

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Photos from the Road: Geysir Iceland

Geysir is one of the stops along the popular Golden Circle. This is the original tourist attraction of Iceland. In the late 1700s, Geysir  (Geyser) was included in a British traveler’s guide and so introduced the word into the English language.

The main geyser, which used to blast up to 70 meters high, is no longer active. Now you’ll have to settle for the 20-meter high Stukkur Geyser, a not too shabby consolation, blowing at regular 6-8 minute intervals.

A short trail leads up along the geothermal field, including the beautiful Blesi hot pools. Blesi is one turquoise clear and one milky blue pool. Along the rest of the trail you’ll pass the now-dormant original Geysir as well as steaming cracks in the earth and hot mineral streams.

Stay on the trail for this one, folks. You don’t want to fall in and get boiled alive.

View the rest of my photos from Geysir below:

Geysir Iceland (4)

Stukker Geyser blows every 6-8 minutes


Strokkur Geysir Iceland

Waiting for Stukker to blow


Geysir Iceland

The geothermal field around Geysir


Geysir Iceland (3)

Blesi’s turquoise clear hot pool


Geysir Iceland (5)

Geysir Iceland (6)

Blesi’s milky blue hot pool


Geysir Iceland (7)

Geysir Iceland (8)

Geysir Iceland (9)

The original and now-dormant Geysir


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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

1 Comment

  1. Awesome post and never had I been near a place which has one. This post, I hope will lead me to where this is and write too. 🙂

    This is inspiring Stephen. Cheers 🙂

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