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Photographer's Note

Geysir in the Haukadalur valley, Iceland, is the first geyser ever described in a printed source and the earliest geyser known to Europeans.
The English word geyser (a spouting hot spring) derives from "Geysir".
The name Geysir itself is derived from the Icelandic verb geysa, "to gush".
Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 70 metres in the air. However, eruptions may be infrequent, and have in the past stopped altogether for years at a time.
So most most people go to another geyser Stokkur, erupting regularly every 4-8 minutes generally (height of 15-25 meter)and about 50 metres south of Geysir.
Together with Žingvellir and the Gullfoss waterfall, they are part of the Golden Circle that make up the most famous tourist route in the country.

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  • Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 3 N: 1206] (7330)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-06-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: OLYMPUS E-510
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-08-13 12:18
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