The first stop after Reykjavík was Thingvellir Nationalpark. The rift between the European and North American continental plates goes trough this place. Every year it’s becoming 2 sm more but, of course, you cannot see it.
The weather was great, the buses was bringing new tourist every 5 min and that moment I was really happy, as I was traveling by car and was fully independent at my trip.
My next stop was geyser “Geysir”, and here I think it’s completely clear from where people started to call Geysir – “Geysir”. 🙂 (translated from the Icelandic as “throwing out”, “erupting”, “spouting stream”)
But nowadays it is not so active as its neighbor – Strokkur. It erupts every 10 minutes on the height of 20-30 meters.
By the way It is better to have a look on this process by standing far away as the temperature of water can reach 150 C.