Strokkur Geyser Erupts at Geysir Hot Springs in Iceland

PHOTO: Strokkur Geyser Erupts at Geysir Hot Springs in Iceland

Strokkur Geyser at Geysir Hot Springs in Iceland

Click on title to view photo in large format: Strokkur Geyser at Geysir Hot Springs in Iceland is the most active geyser in the park, erupting every few minutes. Occasionally it reaches heights of 120 feet, but on average the height of the spout ranges from 30-60 feet. It was bitterly cold on the day I visited, with high winds ragind down from the north, where a North Atlantic storm was raging. Without mittens, I could only stay out long enough to capture one shot of it erupting. For 15 minutes I watched the bluish water being sucked in and out of the mouth of the geyser as it bubbled and rumbled. I wasn’t prepared for the eruption, which came with a giant roar, throwing the boiling hot water into the air in a cascade that sent me running for safety. I counted myself lucky for having the presence of mind to snap this sole photo, then fled for the warmth of the visitor center.

3 Comments on “PHOTO: Strokkur Geyser Erupts at Geysir Hot Springs in Iceland

  1. When I think of Iceland, this is the image I have in mind. I know there is more to the country than this, but I dream of seeing this Geyser live soon.

    • Hope you do get to see it, Lori. Even though it was way too cold for me there, I am so glad I braved the icy winds to visit Iceland. It’s stunning in every way you can imagine.

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