geyser in Iceland

Strokkur is a geyser in Iceland. It is located in the geothermal region near the Hvítá River, east of the capital Reykjavík.


History change

Strokkur's activity began in 1789 following an earthquake. Strokkur continued to erupt until 1896, when another earthquake blocked the geyser's water pipeline.

Tourism change

Strokkur is famous throughout Iceland and regularly attracts many tourists. People go there to see the geyser erupt.

Sequence of the eruption change

The water present at a depth of 23 meters has a temperature of about 120 ° C, but cannot transform into a gaseous state due to the high pressure, due to the overlying mass of water. When this water reaches 16 meters deep, a certain amount can reach the boiling point and this induces the chain reaction that we see.