The Haukadalur Valley is situated in the north of Lake Laugarvatn. The Geysir volcanic system is situated in the valley. The most famous of them is Geysir, also known as Great Geysir itself. Geysers around the world are named for the Geysir geothermal field in Iceland.
Geysir stopped erupting in the beginning of the 20th century. However, after the earthquake in 2000 the geyser sent hot water up to 70 metres and it now only erupts very infrequently.
The series above depicts the Geyser.
Iceland 1991, Strokkur Geyser and the 187 metres high Laugarfjall lava dome in the background.
In the Haukadalur valley is one of the most regularly erupting geysers "Strokkur" situated. It spouts out a column of vapour and hot water at a height of 20 to 30 metres (65 to 98 feet) every 5 to 10 minutes.
Iceland 2007, "Stamp day 2007".
Centenary of visit to Iceland by King Frederik VIII.
Geysir in the background.
Iceland 2012, QR-code and Geysir (self-adhesive).
Iceland 2017, Stamp Day
Drawing by I. Ibbetson.
The drawing represents a group of travelers – one can assume by the men’s clothing that they are probably foreign – preparing a meal on an open fire in front of a typically Icelandic landscape of spouting geysers.
The Great Geysir is situated in Haukadalur. For centuries, the Great Geysir’s eruptions ejected boiling water from 70 to 120 metres in the air, but its activity has been greatly affected by the frequent earthquakes in the area, and it now only erupts very infrequently.