One of Iceland’s most famous visitor’s attractions is Geysir, the original hot spring, which first began spouting in the 14th century. It gave its name to all the other hot springs around the world.
Today, Geysir only erupts occasionally, but has been more active since an earthquake struck the area in June 2000. A more reliable geyser is Strokkur, which erupts about every ten minutes throughout the day and shoots water up to 115 feet (35 m) into the air. Geysir is located northwest of Laugurvatn, near Gullfoss.