As we approached, having been warmed by a lovely vegetable soup at the Gullfoss cafe, we were fully briefed by the excellent Iceland Excursion guide on how "geyser" should be pronounced and on their history in Iceland.
The Great Geysir is an unpredictable presence, but the adjacent Strokkur is more reliable - approximately every five or six minutes. It's quite an experience to be in spitting distance of such an explosion of super-heated water and steam.
Across the road is a well-stocked visitor centre, complete with appropriate tourist memorabilia.
A longer visit is very much on my list of things to do when I return to Iceland.
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