Great Geysir - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Resort in South Iceland


Great Geysir

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Iceland’s Great Geysir is one of the most famous geysers in the world. In fact, the Great Geysir actually lent its name to the English word “geyser.” These days, the Great Geysir is mostly dormant. However, in the 19th century it was reported that this impressive geyser could reach over 170 m (558 ft)! Nowadays, Strokkur is the most active geyser in south Iceland. Located on Iceland’s Golden Circle, Strokkur is nearby the Great Geysir. Luckily, Stokkur puts on a show every few minutes, shooting a 30 m (100 ft) plume of boiling hot water into the air. The geyser’s eruption occurs due to immense amounts of pressure underneath the earth’s surface. Pressure builds as water comes into contact with hot bedrock until finally an eruption occurs. Don’t miss this phenomenon – it’s a sight to see!

FAQ about Great Geysir


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These days, the Great Geysir rarely erupts. However, his neighbor Strokkur erupts every 4-10 minutes.

There is no entrance fee to visit the Geysir Geothermal Area in the Haukadalur Valley.

No – it is not possible to bathe in the Geysir Geothermal Area. The hot springs and geysers are simply too hot – anywhere from  60° C (140° F) to 120° C (248° F). 

From Hotel Rangá, take Road 1 towards Selfoss. Just before you reach Selfoss, turn right to drive north towards Flúðir. Once you reach Flúðir, follow the signs to reach Gullfoss. Keep driving for 10 more minutes and you will reach Geysir. It takes approximately 1 hour to drive to the Geysir geothermal area from Hotel Rangá. 

Distances to Geysir

On our social media channels we frequently post tips, tricks & fun facts about Iceland with the hashtag #knowIceland.

It takes approximately 1 hour to drive from Hotel Rangá to the Geysir Geothermal Area.

It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to the  Geysir Geothermal Area. 

It takes approximately 10 minutes to drive from Geysir to Gullfoss waterfall. 

It takes approximately 40 minutes to drive from Þingvellir national park to the Geysir Geothermal Area. 

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