Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Spýtir Geothermal Field

Former geothermal field where up to 1930ies were located several geysers. Spýtir was a bubbling basin of superheated water and around it were geysers...

Stórihver Geothermal Area

Impressive geothermal area in the picturesque mountains north from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The large, blue pool of Stórihver is some 15 m wide. Several boiling...

Eyvindarhver

Hot spring which at some periods (late 19th century) has acted as a geyser erupting up to 0.5 m high. Earlier there were placed...

Bláhver

Unusual thermal spring - large pool with misty blue water and white rims of sinter. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.8650 N 19.5584 W Categories: Thermal springs, Springs Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is...

Rauðihver

Intermittent hot spring which sometimes has bright orange, muddy sediments. In 2008 - 2009 this spring was erupting up to 1.5 m high -...

Gamli Fagrihver

Former geyser which erupted up to 45 m high (!) in the 19th century. Now - just a large, dirty white sinter cone with...

Fagrihver

Hot spring of unusual beauty. The spring has built a cone of numerous white sinter layers and gradually is closing itself - but the...

Bóluhver

Thermal spring of unusual beauty. It is 90 degrees C hot, layered with snow-shite sinter and has deep blue water. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.8655 N 19.5597...

Hveravellir Geothermal Field

Beautiful geothermal field and popular tourist destination. The area contains several notable hot springs and geysers, such as Gjósandi, Bræðrahver, Grænihver, Rauðihver, Öskurhóll, Fagrihver...

Hraunfossar

A very unusual, 900 meters wide waterfall, emerging as numerous springs from under a lava field and falling directly into the Hvítá river. Location, GPS...