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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Brian Richards
- Explore score
- 0.13 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jan 05, 2014
- Date taken
- Jun 16, 2013
- geology, landscape, travel, virtual reality
This pano was taken on the IVRPA 2013 Conference visit to Geysir. For a 360 Spherical Panoramic view see www.3dpan.org/147610
Geyser Strokkur erupts to heights of up to 30 metres every few minutes. Strokkur's activity has also been affected by earthquakes, although to a lesser extent than the Great Geysir. Due to its eruption frequency, online photos and videos of Strokkur are regularly mislabelled as depicting Geysir. There are around thirty much smaller geysers and hot pools in the area, including one called Litli Geysir ('Little Geysir').
Geysir (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈceːisɪr̥] ( listen)), sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern 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", the verb from Old Norse. Geysir lies in the Haukadalur valley on the slopes of Laugarfjall hill, which is also the home to Strokkur geyser about 50 metres south.