There Where Geysers of Iceland Give Boiled Over
The hot springs are an awesome spectacle of nature. With approximately 65 millions of years back, the Earth’s crust was broken between Greenland and Scandinavia. The magma, the lava scorching the earth beneath came at the surface and the sea has solidified in the form of huge blocks. About 16 million years ago mountains of basalt thus formed were raised above the water giving rise to volcanic islands. It has emerged as Iceland. To this day, the pression from interior of the Earth’s crust and the movement of the tectonic plates, which Atlantic islands are due both existence and its problems did not stop a moment.
A year ago, the European and American continents were removed increasingly more. The scorching nucleus of magma surfaced through fault, thus endowing Iceland with amazing geological history. More fascinating than anything is the place called “The hot place” which from the depths of the earth ascend at the surface large quantities of the lava. The surprising part is the fact that in these ovens of high dimensions are located under the ice mass of the Vatnajokull Glacier, the most highest glacier from Europe.
Surely, here you will not see active volcanoes of the Iceland projecting their lava in the air, but they remain quite dangerous, they showing this from time to time when strong eruptions melt one impressive volume of glacier. The volcanic activity has its advantages .The heat released by inside processes of the Earth held so close to the surface produce energy for factories and heats up the homes.In Reykjavik allow even the heating of the sidewalks to prevent freezing them in winter.
Thermal field in Haukadalur with his great geyser is still one of the most popular monuments in Iceland even though its springs begin to show signs of fatigue. This is not surprising since they are active from the 1294. Since then at every 60 minutes, geyser blow up to 60 cubic feet of vapor. Unfortunately nowadays water no longer throws, only rarely . The visitors have so many to see in the near of the geyser from Strokkur. At every ten minutes it throws water and vapors at 60 meters in the air. Then, the surface of the water remains almost motionless if we except small creases caused by vapors which still climb to the surface. After those ten minutes of silence, air bubbles coming from below it also increases bringing about with it a torrent of hot water that bursts into the sky.
Throughout the Island are about 30 geysers but few are as attractive as those of . Also worth visiting the so-called “blue springs” from Hveravellir area located between Hofsjokul and Langiokul Glaciers. On the plateau “blue springs” 50 holes in the ground smoke creating a surreal decor. Attention! In many places the ground is brittle especially where yellow sulfides and white limestone covers surface.