Places of Interest National Parks Hot Springs

Geysir is an integral part of the famous Golden Circle. However - it alone can be worth a trip, from where you can enjoy some of the South Icelands swimming pools

For a great natural Icelandic attraction, visit Geysir or as it is also known 'The Great Geysir', the first geyser known to modern Europeans. Though the exact date of the geyser's creation is unknown, it is thought that it was created at the end of the thirteenth century due to numerous tough earthquakes plus the destructive eruption of Mount Hekla. At 18m wide and 20m deep, Geysir was one the most remarkable geysers across the world, on a par with those found in Yellowstone Park and New Zealand.

However, since 1916 The Great Geysir has ceased to spout, apart from one occasion in 1935 when the spring suddenly came to life. Whether it will awaken again or not is unknown, nevertheless the surrounding area is a hotbed for geothermal activity. Hot and cold springs, warm streams, primitive plants, hissing steam vents and sulphurous mud pots of unusual colours are all in abundance around the area. One of the more popular attractions of the area however is Strokkur, a fountain geyser which wows people with its eruption of boiling water that can reach up to 30m, happening every 10 minutes or so.


Make Enquiry


Geysir, Arnes, Selfoss

View Larger Map


  • Free

Best For Whom

  • Backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families With Children

Best For What

  • A View To Die For
  • Nature
  • Off The Beaten Path

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map


My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Reykjavik.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Book Experiences in Reykjavik

Create & Share your own Guide to Reykjavik with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Reykjavik is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Reykjavik

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Reykjavik