Strokkur Geysir, in the Haukadalur valley (a geothermal area), is one of the most unrelenting geysers in the world, about 50m from the famous, but rarely active and originally named "Geysir" (to which all other's are named after). The word Geysir originates from the icelandic word "Geysa", which means to gush.
Strokkur first appeared back in 1789, after an earthquake. Another earthquake, in 1896, inactivated Strokkur, bringing the eruptions to a halt. In 1963, the conduit was unblocked and it's been active ever since. Eruptions occur approximately every 5-10 mins and consist of a single burst approximately 30-60 meters tall.
Uploaded: Jan 4, 2016
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