These days the attraction is more Strokkur than Geysir. Geysir is the original geyser that gave birth to the generic name ‘geyser’, though I cannot tell you when the ‘i’ metamorphosed into an ‘e’.
While Geysir is now largely inactive save for a bit of bubbling, its near neighbour Strokkur blows with great frequency to keep visitors open mouthed. Just when you think it has settled down again, off it blows.
There are not just these two, the area is littered with rising steam and frothing bubbles. As our guide warned us, best to stick to the path.
While Iceland is in general quite expensive, we were astounded to find that such a tourist attraction had free entry.
We undertook this as part of a Golden Circle tour out of Reykjavik, of which this was our second main stop. The first stop, the waterfall at Faxi was featured in Golden Circle Part I.