2 posts tagged geyser
Postcard From Iceland
It’s been just over a month since my visit to Iceland. With the land of fire and ice back in the news again, I thought it appropriate (mostly since I haven’t done so yet) to post a few photos from my trip and to direct you to see the full set of photos on Flickr.
The Mighty Strokkur & His Little Mate
As Im sure you’re very well aware, Iceland is a simmering melting pot of intense geothermal and geological activity. Most of the time, it’s not immediately obvious that this is the case (so long as you ignore the lava fields and earthquakes). But sometimes, it’s very obvious, particularly when you’re somewhere like the Geysir Geothermal Area in the Haukadalur valley, where the underground action reaches the surface in dramatic style.
In this video, we start with a short clip of Litli Geysir, a fun-sized geyser with a fiery temper that’ll literally burn your face off. Then we cross to the mighty Strokkur to view a surprise double eruption.
Check out Wikipedia for information on the area and the geysers themselves.