Geysir is a popular stop on many tourist tours in Iceland. We hired a car during our visit and paid a visit during our stay in November. The area has been active for over 1000 years and contains hot springs, geysers and boiling mud pits. Strokkur is the main attraction here, meaning 'Churn' in Icelandic, it erupts every 5-mintues anywhere between 15 and 40 metres high. It's quite a sight and tends to draw in a crowd - even on a snowy day in November.
There's plenty of free parking on the opposite side of the road along with the Visitor Centre which has all the usual things one would expect; cafe, toilets and shops.
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Iceland is without a doubt my favourite country. It has a raw beauty to it, and such welcoming people. If I were ever to leave the UK and move to a different country, it would be Iceland. I honeymooned there one Summer and re-visited one Winter and it really is a country where any time of the year is going to offer you breath-taking views.
Geysir is a popular stop on many tourist tours in Iceland. We hired a car during our visit and paid a visit during our stay in November. The area has been active for over 1000 years and contains hot springs, geysers and boiling mud pits.
The colours were just so vibrant, the sun streamed out from behind grey clouds (if you want to see a comparision we drive 5 minutes to the Sólheimasandur Plane Crash site afterwards and the light completely changed back to grey). The steps you can climb to the top of the waterfall give you outstanding views, both looking down on the waterfall and also across to the two glaciers in the surrounding area.
The stacks you can see rising out of the sea are basalt stacks called Reynisdrangar. The beach itself is beautiful but take caution, it can get very stormy and you can find the beach can disappear with just one big wave (as we did when a group of us had to run into a tiny cave to escape one wave ourselves).
There are some magnificent photos of this waterfall if you do a Google image search, the fact you can walk behind the waterfall makes the photography a dream. Unless of course you visit in November and the whole area surrounding the waterfall is a lethal ice trap that is...
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