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Geysir

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  • Iceland
  • Iceland and Arctic Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.32°N
  • 20.3°W

  • 700 m
    2297 ft

  • 371803
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

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.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Rangarvellir
Publisher: DMA
Country: Iceland
Year: 1989
Series: C761
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Rangarvellir

Title: Midsudurland
Publisher: Geodetic Institute, Landmaelingar Islands
Country: Iceland
Year: 1988
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Midsudurland

Title: Geomorphology of Iceland
Publisher: University of Goteborg, Dept Phys Geog
Country: Iceland
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geology (Geomorphology)
Scale: 1:1,750
Map of Geomorphology of Iceland

Title: Geographical Names of Iceland
Publisher: University of Goteborg, Dept Phys Geog
Country: Iceland
Year: 1984
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,750
Map of Geographical Names of Iceland

Title: Marteinstunga
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1950
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Marteinstunga

Title: Storinupur
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1950
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Storinupur
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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