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Stokkur- Geysir

Among the most popular tourist activities in Iceland is the Golden Circle (Icelandic: Gullni hringurinn). This is a popular tourist route, about 300 km looping from Reykjavik into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. It is the area that contains most tours and travel-related activities in Iceland.

The Þingvellir National Park is one of the most importsant places in the history of Iceland. Historically very interesting and also very crowded, but not very photogenic.
After a short visit we drove to the geothermal area in Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur.
Though Geysir has been mostly dormant for many years, Strokkur continues to erupt every 5-10 minutes.
Again, the weather was not ideal. The geysirs are best photographed with a clear blue sky to create a good contrast between the white of the steam and the water and the backdrop..
Still, I hope that photos of the waiting tourists and the compilation of an eruption can get your approval.

I have long hesitated about the order of the three photos in this series. My personal preference goes to the first workshop, but this compilation of 4 pictures is probably too much photoshop to be accepted by the moderators.
Workshop two shows the unedited four parts of ws1.
For the main photo I have chosen a picture of tourists waiting for the next eruption of the Stokkur. In the foreground we still see the steam of the previous eruption. The photo also gives a nice idea of the environment.

■ Main picture: ◄ Waiting for the Eruption ►
■ Workshop 1: ◄ All in One - Four phases of the Eruption ►
■ Workshop 2: ◄ Four phases of the Eruption ►

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