for the love of nike

Strokkur Geysers: The Old Faithful of Iceland

Strokkur is a geysers in the Haukadalur Valley, surrounded by other mud pools and fumaroles. It erupts every 6 to 10 minutes, soaring to heights of 50 to 60 feet in the air. I didn’t take any pictures because it wasn’t the prettiest sight. Mostly a ring of people huddled perhaps a bit too closely to the water jetting out of the ground. However, the valley offered some beautiful views, as you can see below.

It was a bit commercialized, particularly for Iceland. There is a large shopping center across the street and a hotel or two. It reminded me a bit of Yellowstone National Park. But not for the good reasons–just the crowded, commercialized version of nature. Strokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayStrokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Strokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Strokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayStrokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayStrokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Strokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayStrokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayStrokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nikeStrokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayStrokkur Geysir in Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

5 comments

  1. Great post and fantastic photos! Can’t believe I haven’t been to Iceland yet, it’s such a beautiful country to explore and photograph! But living in Ireland, under near-constant rain cloud, we almost always opt for sunny destinations with much needed sunshine. Maybe one day… Thanks for sharing and safe travels 😀 Aiva

    • Hi Aiva, ohh! I love Ireland. What a wonderful place to call home. It makes sense that you want to spend your vacation in sunny destinations. We had quite a bit of sun during our trip to Iceland. Maybe if you visited during the summer you’d have some luck with the weather. Best of luck!

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