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Hotel Geysir

The trademark of Iceland, the great Geysir, gave the hotel its name and Geysir is situated right outside the front door of the hotel. Haukadalur is one of Iceland's most famous historical sites, both ancient and today. Hotel Geysir is directly opposite the geothermal area of Geysir and Strokkur and next to elegant restaurants, souvenir shop, outdoor clothing store, snack shop, golf course and camping area. Cycling, hiking, glacier tours on Langjökull glacier, highland tours and horseback riding are among the activities that guests of Hotel Geysir can find nearby. Therefore it is perfect for day trips because of many different possibilities of entertainment.

Hotel Geysir was reopend in 2019 and the new building connects the existing services in the area and is designed with the aim to reflect nature through the choice of materials blending into the nearest surroundings. The hotel features conference rooms, restaurant and unique Geysir spa inspired by nature and the surrounding elements.

Emphasis was placed on the building being modest in its surroundings and reflected in its form and landscape design, but the structure is shaped so as to obscure the area's natural wonders. The building is three floors, as well as a basement and is divided into three parts that serve different purposes. The hotel has 77 rooms with 6 suites. All rooms have beautiful views of the countryside. Some of the rooms have large windows that guests can sit in, while other rooms are bright with large opening windows and balconies. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine, and each room has a private bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer and some rooms have bathtub.

The hotel's main lobby and reception are on the 2nd floor with a double ceiling. The windows are large and tall and frame a magnificent view of Geysir and the hot spring area. Dining rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the building and surround the exterior walls of the old sports school, which now has a new role. It is possible to open the dining room into the hotel garden during good weather. From the 3rd floor there is access to a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy meals and views in all directions. The hotel has three conference rooms suitable for all sizes of conferences.

Both free Wi-Fi and private parking are available. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast and around-the-clock assistance is available at the reception.

Hotel Geysir

Geysir

GPS Points N64° 18' 34.451" W20° 18' 6.450"
Telephone

+354 480-6800

Fax

480-6801

Accommodation 77 Rooms
Opening period All year
Service Open year round Horse riding Conference facilities Member of SAF, The Icelandic Travel Association Smoking not allowed Public lavatory Place of interest Bird watching Hotel / guesthouse Petrole station Restaurant Swimming pool Fishing permits Internet access Hot pot Golf course Snowmobile rental Credit cards accepted Bar
Categories Hotels , Restaurants

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The Great Geysir

One of the greatest natural attractions of Iceland and part of the famous "Golden Circle Tour", The Great Geysir, or Stori-Geysir, has been dormant since 1916 when it suddenly ceased to spout. It came to life only once in 1935, and as quickly went back to sleep. Since then its repose has sporadically been disturbed by the dumping of tons of carbolic soap powder into its seething orifice in order to tickle it to spout. It is not exactly known when Geysir was created. It is believed that it came into existence around the end of the 13th century when a series of strong earthquakes, accompanied by a devastating eruption of Mt. Hekla, hit Haukadalur, the geothermal valley where Geysir is located. What is known is that it spouted regularly every third hour or so up to the beginning of the 19th century and thereafter progressively at much longer intervals until it completely stopped in 1916. Whether its silence is eternal or temporary no one knows. When it was alive and shooting, it could thunderously blast a spectacular jet of superheated water and steam into the air as high as 60 to 80 meters according to different sources. Its opening is 18 meters wide and its chamber 20 meters deep. One reason for cessation is believed to be the accumulated rocks and foreign objects thrown into it by thousands of tourists throughout the years. Though definitely damaging, this however could not be the only reason for its dormancy. The Great Geysir was among the most notable geysers in the world, such as those in Yellowstone Park, New Zealand and North Iceland. The English word "geyser" is derived from the Icelandic word "geysir" which means gusher. Though the Great Geysir itself is now more or less inactive, the area surrounding it is geothermically very active with many smaller hot springs. The attraction of the area is now Strokkur (The Churn), another geyser 100 meters south of the Great Geysir, which erupts at regular intervals every 10 minutes or so and its white column of boiling water can reach as high as 30 meters. The whole area is a geothermal park sitting on top of a vast boiling cauldron. Belching sulphurous mud pots of unusual colors, hissing steam vents, hot and cold springs, warm streams, and primitive plants can all be found here. A short distance away to the west stands the small Laugarfjall Mountain with a panoramic view overlooking the Geysir area. King Christian IX of Denmark visited the area in 1874 and by the foot of the mountain are the rocks where he leaned while his hosts tried to impress and amuse him by boiling eggs in the hot springs. The rocks are now called Konungssteinar ("The King's Stones").

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Bruarhlod (Brúarhlöð) is a narrow gorge in Hvitá River about three kilometers south of the Golden Waterfalls (Gullfoss). Through the centuries the river has formed the rocks in to beautiful pillars and formations. The name of the rocks is Breccias (Hyaloclastite).

Just above Bruarhlod is a bridge over the river, which was built 1959 after the first two bridges washed away, the first one in 1929, and the second one in 1930. When driving over the bridge we can only imagine the forces needed to wash away a bridge in that size.

Hvita River is a popular place for river rafting and to raft through Bruarhlod is adventure that is difficult to describe with words. Travelers should make a note to stop at Bruarhlod, view the magnificent nature and the rock formations.

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Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres. The rock of the river bed was formed during an interglacial period.

Water flows over Gullfoss at an average rate of 109 cubic metres per second. The heaviest floods have recorded a flow of 2000 cubic metres per second. During the summer the flow is 130 cubic metres per second, which would take only 3 seconds to fill this building. People were eager to exploit the power potential of Gullfoss and many plans for hydroelectric developments on the river Hvítá have been proposed.

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