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 erupting up to 0.5 m high. Currently this area is silent, but there is another group of hot springs some 500 m to the south.

Stórihver Geothermal Area

One of hot springs in Stórihver Geothermal Area

Impressive geothermal area in the picturesque mountains north of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The large, blue pool of Stórihver is some 15 m wide. Several boiling springs. It is possible that some springs could be geysers.



Hot spring that at some periods (late 19th century) has acted as a geyser erupting up to 0.5 m high. Earlier there were placed boulders around the spring (to cook meals), now the boulders are covered with sinter and spring looks ghostly.


Rauðihver in 2017

Intermittent hot spring that has bright orange, muddy sediments. In 2008 – 2009 this spring was erupting up to 1.5 m high – then it was a true geyser.



The largest geyser in Hveravellir Geothermal Field. The large, beautiful green-blue pool of hot spring is erupting up to 3 m high.

Gamli Fagrihver

Former geyser that erupted up to 45 m high (!) in the 19th century. Now – just a large sinter cone with 95 degrees C hot water inside. Geyser was active up to 1930ies.


Small geyser that erupts up to 0.5 m high.


Deildartunguhver - geyser in Europe's most powerful hot spring

This spring has got both high discharge (180 l/s) for a hot spring and very high temperature of 97 °C.