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About image series in the article[edit]

For reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Geysir&diff=0&oldid=5078721

If this is in fact the case, then the text "Geysir lies on the slopes of Laugarfjall hill which is also the home to Strokkur geyser" seems to be misleading, as it implies that Strokkur and Geysir are two separate geysers. — Pladask 13:11, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Great Geyser and Strokkur Geyser are two separate geysers that are about 50 feet apart. Together the area (the side of the hill) is known as Geysir. I hope my photo series proves that I have been there and know what I am talking about :) Pcb21| Pete 13:30, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)
But the article reads "Geysir (full name The Great Geysir), in the Haukadalur valley, Iceland, is the oldest geyser [...]". I don't doubt you know what you're talking about; my point is just that the text seems to be misleading. — Pladask 14:13, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I will clarify the article. Pcb21| Pete 16:37, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Images[edit]

I've just removed the sequence of Strokkur erupting, which seems inappropriate for an article about a different geyser even if it is close by. I have an image of Geysir which I will upload later today to replace them - can't seem to get it to work at the moment.

I added the Strokkur picture (actually called Geysir.jpg) without reading this discussion, sorry. If you think it's inappropriate here, feel free to remove it; I think it's a good picture because it shows a person close to the geyser to comapre with. I personally think that the article really neeeds a (old) picture of erupting Geysir, even if it's not erupting anymore. Batintherain 12:20, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I saw your image and thought it looked like Srokkur. I think it's a great pic, rare blue skies over Strokkur are nice to see! But might be better at Strokkur (which could use some expanding). This page has some actual Geysir photos, the old one might be PD. Haven't got time right now to try and find out the source of the more recent one. I have a photo of a sadly dormant Geysir taken in 1999, just a few months before it resumed activity, I'll upload that shortly. Worldtraveller 12:44, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I have a video to upload of geysir from some news website from iceland giving away video!

Distance between Geysir and Strokkur[edit]

They are a little over a stone's throw apart from each other, certainly not 400 meters. Unfortunately I can't find the exact distance anywhere so I'm unable to edit at this time. 194.144.92.20 15:02, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Fixed, it has been. Google seems to be very useful for measuring distances. -MrGulli (talk) 18:49, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Eruption heights[edit]

Does anyone have a reference for those claimed eruption heights? I'm suspicious -- the best references I've seen (notably the Bryan book on Yellowstone's geysers, which has a big section on geysers of the world and quite a bit about Geysir and Strokkur) don't give any heights remotely approaching 170 meters. Such things get inflated in the telling sometimes. -- Bill-on-the-Hill (talk) 02:34, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

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