Geysers – as if volcanoes and glacier caves are not enough

Meet Iceland

I’m planing to visit Geysir in Haukadalur. This geysir is, in a way, The Geyser of the world because it was the first known geyser to modern Europeans and the one that all the others got a name after. English word geyser originate from the Icelandic verb geysa, “to gush” (gjósa).

Secret of a geyser is in pressure. But for geyser to form, we need two things. Water supply and heat supply. Water supply would be some underground river flow, and heat supply the most wondrous of them all – volcano. So, if you have these two under a surface mixing up, you have a great chance for geysir to pop out. As water is heated up by magma under the surface, on a very limited space, it starts to boil and expand. Pressure is growing and water is trying to come out. Once it finds its way up, it…

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  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    What beautiful landscape!


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