2c. The Golden Circle - Geysir

Geysir is the best known 'geyser' in Iceland and the english word 'Geyser' is derived from it. Geysir is in the Haukadalur valley, about 15 minutes drive from Gullfoss. Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 60 metres in the air. However, in the last years, Geysir itself has been very quiet because of changes of volcano-activity in the ground. Eruptions in Geyser are now infrequent. Still it has it charme.
Close to Geysir there are many other geysers. The most famous one is Strokkur which erupts many times a day. The whole area is astonishing and worth walking around.