Geysir & Strokkur at Haukadalur Valley in Iceland’s Golden Circle By Paul Johnson on Oct 04, 2022 in Attractions, Europe, Going Out, Iceland, Regions, Western Europe
Thanks to its location on the mid-Atlantic ridge where tectonic plates diverge, Iceland is famous for its geothermal energy and is home to not only volcanoes, but also geysers. The most famous geothermal area in Iceland is Haukadalur Valley, which is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can see geysers. Not only that, but there are also hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots. And for those of you not familiar with all of these terms…
A hot spring, also known as a geothermal spring or sometimes even a hydrothermal spring, is simply a natural spring that emits hot water due to geothermal energy generated from below. A geyser is a kind
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