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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.

www.mountainstamp.com Iceland 1931 Geysir stamp Haukadalur
Iceland 1938,
(perforated and imperforated)

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1938

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1938

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1939

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1940

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1938

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1938
perforation K14

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1945
Perforation L11½

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1943
Perforation K14

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland
Iceland 1945
Perforation L11½

Iceland 1938/1945
The series above depicts the Geyser.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Strokkur stamp Haukadalur Iceland 1991 Laugarfjall

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.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Haukadalur Geysir stamp 2007a

Iceland 2007, "Stamp day 2007".
Centenary of visit to Iceland by King Frederik VIII.
Geysir in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Geysir stamp Iceland 2012

Iceland 2012, QR-code and Geysir (self-adhesive).
The Icelandic Europa stamps 2012 are the first stamps where the motifs are built into the codes.  
The stamp was issued (selfadhesive/diecut) in sheets of 10 stamps and in booklets of 10 stamps .

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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