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After a picture of Gullfoss waterfall, here is an other very popular touristic site of Iceland : Geysir geothermal site. It is named after The Great Geysir, the geyser that gave its name to this incredible geothermal phenomenon. Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 70 metres in the air but they may be infrequent and can be stopped for years. The periods of activity usually follow an earthquate. The last period started in 2000 but the activity decresead from 2003 and Geysir is stopped today. Probably until the next earthquake ! So if you see pictures of geyser eruptions in Iceland, they are probably not Geysir but the Strokkur geyser, only 50 metres from here ! Today Geysir only make bubbles with incredible blue colours. But when it's raining as it was the case that day, the bubbles hardly form. But when you see the colours under a dark sky, you can imagine how beautiful they are on a sunny day ! Maybe for the next time ?

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