Welcome to Geysir

The most famous of them all, the Great Geysir has dramatically ejected water for around 800 years. In the year 2000 (after an earthquake), the Geysir erupted more than 120m into the sky. But the geyser goes through dormant periods and at the time of writing it was considered inactive. No matter, the very active Strokkur geyser nearby still performs every five to 10 minutes, typically shooting a sizeable 15m to 30m in height before crashing back into the cavern below. Stand downwind only if you want a shower.

Top experiences in Geysir

Geysir activities

$47.95 Outdoor Activities

Golden Circle and Thingvellir Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golden Circle Route, South RegionThe most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, with impressive natural wonders and rich historyDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionExplore Iceland's oldest national park, and the founding site of the world's oldest parliament Alþingi. Here you can also see the rift between two tectonic plates, slowly moving apart and creating fissures in the lava fields.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Strokkur, Geysir, South RegionStrokkur is a geyser that is well known for it's very frequent eruptions, it erupts scalding hot water high into the air every 5-10 minutes.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionVisit the magnificent waterfall of Gullfoss and marvel at the intense force of glacial meltwater falling down into the deep canyon of Hvitargljufur.Duration: 1 hour

$139 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, Blue Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

This is the most popular day tour route in Iceland. See geysers, Gullfoss the golden waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and the Blue Lagoon. We wanted to add something unique to your experience and that's why you will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270m wide and more than 55m deep. There is a lake at the bottom of the crater, which adds to the magic of the place. The lake itself is almost 14m deep.Thingvellir National park is the national shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland. It is a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America!You will also visit Geysir. The biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.Next it's Gullfoss, one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. Witness the power of the water cascading down this incredible waterfall.You end the day at the Blue Lagoon arriving there before 5pm (17:00) for a relaxing time in the amazing hot geothermal waters. You will spend 2 hours in total at the Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavik.  Entrance to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the tour and must be purchased at own expense in advance to enter.   You can book directly on the Blue Lagoon's website. If tickets to the Blue Lagoon are not available on their website then please let us know as soon as possible and not later than 48 hours before your tour departure, as we can in many cases supply standard tickets to the Blue Lagoon (subject to demand).

$82 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Full-Day Minibus Tour from Reykjavik

Start your tour at your Reykjavik accommodation where the luxury minibus picks you up. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you drive through the Icelandic countryside to your first stop.Visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Althing, the site of the world’s first parliamentary gathering in in 930 AD. Wander through the park and see rift where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.Stop at Gulfoss Waterfall and watch fresh glacier water thunder down the two-tiered fall. Feel the mist as you walk down to the waterfall to capture photos.See the bubbling pools of Geysir and watch the Strokkur geyser erupt. This extremely active geyser shoots hot water up in the air as high as 30 meters every five to ten minutes. While at Geysir, enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) at one of the restaurants.Make one final stop at Faxi Waterfall, a wide waterfall with an abundant population of salmon.Your tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Reykjavik.

$167.83 Cultural & Theme Tours

Viking Horse Ride, Gulfoss, Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Laxnes Horse Farm, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik, Capital RegionGo on a horse riding tour in a beautiful valley just outside Reykjavik CityDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Golden Circle Route, South RegionIceland's most popular sightseeing routeDuration: 6 hoursStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionVisit Thingvellir national park, see the historic parliament fields and the tectonic riftDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionSee one of Iceland's most powerful waterfallsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Geysir Hot Springs, Geysir, South RegionVisit Geysir geothermal area and see the geyser Strokkur erupt every few minutesDuration: 45 minutes

$51.83 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Express Tour Including Optional Blue Lagoon Admission from Reykjavik

The Golden Circle Express is ideal for those with a little less time, as in just 7.5-hours you'll see the famous erupting geyser and hot springs, experience the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall and walk in the footsteps of Vikings through the lava canyon where the American and Eurasian continents have dramatically pulled apart in Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. Step on board a comfortable new coach, equipped with WiFi-connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use the GPS Sensitive Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. There is also a local guide on board, who will happily answer any questions you might have about Iceland. In each seat you will also find a USB Charger, should you need to top up your phone or camera battery along the way. The first stop is in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing and the founding place of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also where the huge tectonic plates of America and Eurasia drift a part and the rift valley is there before your eyes on the shores of Iceland’s biggest lake. The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the original geyser and Iceland’s most famous natural attraction. Here the ground shakes and steaming hot water erupts magnificently into the sky from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Our final stop is at Gullfoss Waterfall, where you can go for an easy walk down to the edge of the waterfall, an unforgettable sight to behold. Here the powerful glacial river flows down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.We will make a minimum 30 minute stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. In Geysir & Gullfoss there are shops where you can buy food and drinks. If you only have time to do one tour in Iceland, then this should be the one.

$83 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle, Thingvellir, Kerid Tour from Reykjavik

Your day starts by driving from Reykjavik to the historic site of Thingvellir National Park.   This was the venue for the Icelandic parliament from 930 till 1798 and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage SIte, both for it´s rich history and amazing nature.   This is also where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet which creates an amazing feeling having one foot in each world.   After enjoying the experience of Thingvellir, you will travel onwards to the world famous site of the hot spring Geysir.   Known throughout the world for it´s power and beauty, Geysir has become a synonym for this amazing show of nature.   Strokkur, another hot spring, sits nearby and is very active, erupting to heights up to 30 meters every few minutes.   In the Geysir area you will also have time to buy lunch or some snacks.Next on the agenda is the waterfall Gullfoss - the golden waterfall.    One of the most popular tourist attractions is Iceland, Gullfoss will amaze you with it´s raw power and beauty, plummeting down 32 meters into a rugged canyon.These three attractions complete the classic Golden Circle - but to add even more to your experience - we also stop at the spectacular Kerid Volcanic Crater.   This 3000 year old crater is 55 meters deep and offers a unique view of the beauty of the Icelandic nature.  Admission to the Kerid is included in the tour price.

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