Haukadalur Geothermal Field | Iceland Photo Spot

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Haukadalur Geothermal Field-Photo by Bernd Thaller
Haukadalur Geothermal Field-Photo by Bernd Thaller

The Haukadalur Geothermal Field is a valley of geothermal hot springs, pools and geysers. Most famous among them is the Great Geysir which holds the record for the highest known eruption of a geyser, spewing over 122 metres into the air. Unfortunately, the Great Geysir has been less reliable lately and only erupts sporadically. A smaller, more reliable geyser, Strokkur is also located in the Haukadalur Geothermal field and erupts approximately every 10 to 15 minutes. The geysers are not the only highlights of the area, although probably the most photogenic. But nearby hot pools and mud pots boil and bubble with more muted intensity.

The Haukadalur Geothermal Field is roughly 60km east of Reykjavík long route 35. It is also open 24/7, so suitable for night photography.

(Iceland)