Top Ten Geysers

You can find Geysers in several parts of the world, in various land conditions and different climates. Iceland has several geysers in a barren lava field. Also there are several geysers in New Zealand amidst lush jungles. Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.A. has more than 200 active geysers. “Old Faithful,” the most notable geyser here erupts every 65 minutes for about four minutes, and this natural phenomenon has been happening for nearly eighty years without a miss. Its water can reach up to a height of 120 to 150 feet.


1. Old Faithful

Old Faithful

This is a cone geyser which can be found in Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Old Faithful was named in 1870. This geyser along with the Old Faithful Inn, is part of the Old Faithful Historic District.


2. Steamboat Geyser

Steamboat Geyser

This geyser in Yellowstone National Park’s Norris Geyser Basin, is the tallest active geyser in the world. Water may rise up to 300 feet into the air during major eruptions. Steamboat’s major eruptions are followed by powerful jets of steam.


3. Excelsior Geyser

Excelsior Geyser

This is basically a hot spring in the Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States. This geyser discharges 4,000 to 4,500 gallons 93 °C water per minute. It was an active geyser till 1890 which erupted to 300 feet high.


4. Splendid Geyser

Splendid Geyser

This notable geyser is located in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States. This geyser is a part of the Daisy Group and its eruptions are unpredictable and infrequent. During eruptions, it can reach a height of 200 feet.


5. The Great Fountain Geyser

The Great Fountain Geyser

This is a fountain-type geyser situated in the Firehole Lake area of Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This geyser is the only predicted geyser in the Lower Geyser Basin and erupts every 9 to 15 hours. Its maximum height is about 75 feet to over 220 feet.


6. The Lady Knox Geyser

The Lady Knox Geyser

This geyser can be seen in Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. The geyser is made to erupt daily at 10:15am by dropping soap into the opening of the vent. Jets of water rise up to 20 m during eruptions which last for over an hour!


7. The Waimangu Geyser

The Waimangu Geyser

This geyser is situated near Rotorua in New Zealand. It was once very powerful and active between 1900 and 1904. It became extinct after a landslide in November 1904. It is believed to have reached up to 1,500 ft in height during an eruption.


8. Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs

Located South of Reno in Western Nevada, USA is a small volcanic field of Rhyolitic lava domes and flows.  Here you can find intense geothermal activity including hot springs, and fumaroles. Though there were many geysers in the area previously, owing to geothermal drilling they do not erupt often nowadays.


9. Strokkur


This is a geyser in the geothermic region near the Hvítá River in Iceland. It is a famous geyser of Iceland and is known to erupt regularly every 4-8 minutes generally.


10. The Black Rock Desert

The Black Rock Desert

This is a dry lake bed in northwestern Nevada. The United States Black Rock houses multiple hot springs which attract tourists. However the springs have proven hazardous in the past as there have been many casualties and lawsuits as a result of it.

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