1. Castle Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, USA
Castle Geyser is a spectacular nature miracle located in the Upper Basin in the Yellowstone National Park. It can praise itself with 3.65 metres height and its age is believed to be between 5,000 and 15,000 years. The name of the geyser comes from its resemblance with a traditional castle as its cone looks like tower. Another interesting fact about Castle Geyser is that it lies on a sinter formation. The height of eruptions goes up to 30 metres and after the eruption phase there is a powerful steam show. One of the greatest things to see is not only the powerful water blowing up but the beautiful rainbow that occurs afterwards.
2. Strokkur Geyser, Iceland
Strokkur is what we may call natural fountain or simply a fountain geyser located in Iceland. Nearby the picturesque Hvita River, Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes throwing spectacular show by hurling hot water into the sky. The height of eruption reaches twenty meters but its record was more than forty meters. The name of the geyser means "churn" in Icelandic. Strokkur is located in the Haukadalur geothermal area. If you definitely want to see a geyser eruption, Strokkur is probably the most reliable in the world as its water hurling offer powerful views frequently.
3. Great Fountain Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, USA
Great Fountain Geyser is one of the stars in the Lower Basin in Yellowstone National Park. It is a typical example of fountain geyser. Besides this, its look is very artistic because of the circular pool. When Great Fountain erupts it throws water for more than 30 metres into the sky, its record is 60 metres. The good thing about this geyser is that its eruptions can be predicted. So, if you want a show you just have to check the next eruption at the Old Faithful Visitors' Center. The Great Fountain however has a "wild phase" in which its eruption may continue for days. Seeing the detonation of water from such phenomenon can't be disappointing!
4. Lady Knox Geyser, New Zealand
The Lady Knox Geyser is located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. The natural phenomenon carries the name of Lady Constance Knox, who was daughter of the governor of New Zealand. The "Lady" appears every day at the same time erupting water with height of more than 20 meters. This performance continues for an hour. The Lady Knox Geyser comes with majesty and elegant figure of whizzing white steam. After each eruption the lady pulls back graciously and leaves you with some of the most memorable views. Don't miss the chance to see one truly natural Lady!
5. The Geysers of Whakarewarewa, New Zealand
The Geysers of Whakarewarewa are located in the geothermal territory near Rotorua. The area features 65 geysers although seven of them are still active now. The most popular of them is Pohutu whose waters explode up to 30 meters in the sky and this splendid show happens every hour. As the geysers are connected, the activity of one reflects to the other. Te Horu Gayser, the Price of Wales Feather Geyser and Mahanga Geyser are all part of the Whakarewarewa and make your visit to the place absolutely memorable. Attend this natural steam and water performance and be amazed!
6. Valley of Geysers, Russia
The Valley of Geysers is located in Kamchatka, Russia. It is the only geyser field in Eurasia and the second largest by concentration of geysers in the world. Be prepared for some of the most beautiful geysers in the world. In a six-kilometres-long area you will see around ninety geysers, most of them located on the left bank of river Geysernaya. The most spectacular geysers there are Zhemchuzhny, Velikan, Maly, Triple and Bolshoi. Because of the massive assembly of geysers, there are eruptions almost all the time, some of them hurl water every 10-15 minutes while other every 4-5 hours. Enjoy this striking natural phenomenon.
7. Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, USA
The Old Faithful Geyser is located in the Yellowstone National Park and is one of the most visited geysers in the park. Its name comes from the exact accuracy with which the geyser erupts. It hurls water every 40 to 120 minutes with continuance of one to five minutes. The height eruption reaches varies from 25 to 60 metres. At first, you may not be astonished by the Old Faithful's size, but once you start watching it from a distance, you will see its majestic look and powerful eruptions. Just one outbreak splashes more than 32,000 litres of boiling water and the show continues for 90 minutes.
8. Geysir Andernach, Germany
The Andernach geyser is located near the German town Andernach on the Namedyer Werth peninsula. It is the highest cold-water geyser in the world. The water eruption is due to carbon dioxide which means that its function can be compared to shaking a carbonated drink. The active period of Andernach geyser starts in April and ends in October. During that time it hurls water every 2 hours on height of 6 to 8 metres. The show only lasts for several minutes but it is really stunning. Prepare yourself for the true beauty of Andernach geyser as it is one of the few places offering such view in Europe.
9. Steamboat Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, USA
Steamboat geyser is located in Norris Geyser Basin in the Yellowstone National Park. It is the world's highest active geyser. The water it erupts reaches 90 metres. The eruptions continue for four to forty minutes and end up with eye-catching jet of steam. Those kind of spectacular shows are not very often. The common eruption of Steamboat throws water at between 3 and 5 metres in the sky. But even one of those smaller events cause steam venting for days. Unfortunately Steamboat's activity is very unpredictable, but whichever erupt you happened to see it will be fantastic.
10. El Tatio, Chile
El Tatio is a geyser field in the beautiful Andes Mountains in Chile. The natural phenomena are located on more than 4,000 metres above the sea level. The El Tatio field features more than 80 geysers which makes it the third largest geyser field in the world after Yellowstone and the Russian Valley of Geysers. In El Tatio you won't see the highest eruptions as most of them reach barely one meter but the concentration of geysers and the picturesque location makes the experience thrilling. Best time to visit is at sunrise when the field is covered with steam and the view from this height is stunning!
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