Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.32°N
  • 20.3°W

  • 700 m
    2296 ft

  • 371803
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Geysir.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Geysir.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Geysir.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Geysir. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Geysir page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Geysir.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Geysir.

Photo Gallery

Steam rises from the Geysir geothermal area with the rhyolitic Laugarfjall lava dome in the middle ground behind the mounds of reddish hydrothermally altered clays. The basaltic Bjarnarfjell complex lies on the horizon. The Geysir volcanic system lends its name to geysers around the world and is one of the most frequently visited geological sites in Iceland. No eruptions are known from the Geysir volcanic system during the Holocene, although geothermal activity continues and the Strokkur geyser is in almost continuous activity.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2008 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Geysir in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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