South of Reykjavik is the "gold-circle" circuit which you should definitely not miss; it includes the Thingvellir site, Gulfoss falls and, most of all, Geysir, 20 miles away from Laugarvatn. Geysir got its name from the geyser natural phenomena. Here, the Strokkur - the area's star - eructates a stream of hot vapour over 20 m high every 5 minutes. After sleeping for several decades, even the old Geyser got into the game.
A visit of a geyser site is definitely not something to be missed on any trip to Iceland.© Roland Zihlmann / age fotostock
Although the famous Geysir is no longer active, its colleague, Strokkur, puts on an absolutely beautiful show.© Justus de Cuveland / age fotostock
Linked to special climatic and geological conditions, geysers are only present in a few parts of the world.© BOUVET Laurent / age fotostock
Geysers are located alongside small basins of boiling water rich in silica.© Corinna Fuckas / age fotostock
Spectators sometimes have to wait over twenty minutes to witness the jet of water and vapour.© Sami Sarkis / age fotostock