Haukadulur is a small valley in Iceland home to an impressive array of active geysers and hot springs including two large geysers named Strokkur and Geysir. Expect to see plumes of steam hitting the cold air and the screech of an audience surprised by their eruption.

When to Visit

The geysers, which were activated by an earthquake years ago, are a big attraction in Iceland and people travel across the country to witness this geographical display. To avoid the crowds get here early before sunset or hang around after sunset for a glimpse of them in the dark.

What to Expect

The smaller geysers go off every couple of minutes or so, billowing steam into the cold air and releasing the strange smell of sulphur while the larger geyser’s, Strokkur and Geysir, erupt less often.