Roiling steam, trapped in the earth’s belly gushes skyward at Iceland’s Geysir, the oldest documented geyser and natural wonder that birthed the term geyser.

In Icelandic, the word “geysir” means “to burst” and encapsulates the experience watching bubbles of steam lurch from the watery pools. Visitors watch in anticipation as a giant bubble appears in the steaming pond and flinch backward as the plume erupts ejecting a thick cloud of warm mist, the perfect refresher on a cold winter day.

Check out the time lapse video below:


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