Geysir

Nestled in the heart of Iceland’s Golden Circle, the Great Geysir is a captivating natural wonder that draws thousands of visitors each year. Surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Þingvellir National Park and near the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, the geysers of Haukadalur Valley offer a unique glimpse into the earth’s geothermal activity.

Strokkur beginning eruption
Strokkur beginning eruption

How to Get There by Car

Reaching the Great Geysir by car is straightforward. Located just about 90 minutes from Reykjavik, it is a scenic drive that takes you through some of Iceland’s most picturesque landscapes, including views of its largest glaciers and vibrant hot springs. The drive itself is part of the adventure, setting the stage for the incredible geothermal sights that await.

A route map from Reykjavík to Geysier

Choosing the Right Rental Car for Your Trip to the Great Geysir

When planning your road trip to the Great Geysir in Iceland, selecting the right rental car is crucial. Consider the season; winter roads can be icy and require a sturdy vehicle like a 4×4, which provides better traction and safety.

In summer, a standard car might suffice for the typically milder conditions. Think about the size of your group and the amount of gear you will carry. Families or larger groups might benefit from a spacious SUV, while couples or solo travelers might prefer a smaller, more fuel-efficient car.

Understanding Road Conditions in Iceland

Iceland’s roads vary from well-paved routes to rugged F-roads only accessible by 4x4s during summer. The road to the Great Geysir is paved and well-maintained, making it accessible year-round. However, weather conditions can change rapidly, and winter might bring snow and ice. Always check the weather forecast via vedur.is and road conditions at the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration website road.is before your trip to ensure safe travel.

Planning Your Trip According to Seasons

Visiting the Great Geysir requires different preparations depending on the season. Summer offers long daylight hours and easier driving conditions, ideal for leisurely exploring. Winter, though challenging with shorter days and potential snow, provides the magical experience of the Northern Lights. Always equip your rental with necessary safety features like winter tires and ensure you’re comfortable with the vehicle’s handling in various weather conditions.

Why Choose Firefly Car Rental in Iceland

For your trip to the Great Geysir, consider renting your car with Firefly Car Rental Iceland. Firefly stands out with our promise of affordability coupled with award-winning service. We offer a range of vehicles that cater to all needs, whether you’re looking for a robust 4×4 for rugged terrains or a compact car for city travel.

Our competitive pricing, comprehensive car insurance options, and friendly service make them an excellent choice for travelers looking to explore Iceland at their own pace. Firefly’s convenient locations at major points like Inside the Keflavík International Airport arrival hall, make picking up and dropping off your car effortless, ensuring a smooth start and end to your Icelandic adventure.

Geysir 4.1

the moment when strokkur erupts

Tips for Visitors Preparing for Your Visit

Ensure you wear suitable clothing as the weather can change quickly. Also, consider joining a guided Golden Circle tour, which typically includes stops at the Great Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park, providing a comprehensive experience of the area.

Conclusion

If you are going to be hunting for geysers then Haukadalur valley is the place to go! The water in the area is so warm that you can stay close by in local spas and hotels.  

An alternative place to visit has a spa that hosts a small geyser called Gamla Laugin, hidden away at The Secret Lagoon in Fluðir. The Strokkur geyser erupts 30 minutes which is a spectacle whilst basking in the same water and enjoying the magical views that the steam helps to create. So what are you waiting for? Go and find the geysers!

The cheapest rental car options in our fleet

DUSTER

Dacia Duster or similar | Manual | 4×4 | 2020-2021 (CFMX)

Group E2 Reservations are made by car category only. We cannot guarantee a specific car model. or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • 3 Large
  • 5 Doors
  • Manual
  • Airconditioning

Suitable for the highland F-roads. Please read Terms & Conditions.
You must be 23 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • 116 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags
VW-GOLF

VW Golf or similar | Automatic | 2020-2021 Model (CDAX)

Group: B2 Reservations are made by car category only. We cannot guarantee a specific car model. or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • 2 Large Bags
  • 5 Doors
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning

This vehicle is NOT allowed in the highland F-roads.

You must be 20 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 2 Large, 1 Small
  • 138 cc
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags
  • Fog Lamps
VW-GOLF

VW Golf or similar | Manual | 2020-2021 Model (CDMX)

Group: B Reservations are made by car category only. We cannot guarantee a specific car model. or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • 2 Large Bags
  • 4 Doors
  • Manual
  • Airconditioning

This vehicle is NOT allowed in the highland F-roads.

You must be 20 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 2 Large, 1 Small
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • 125 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags
  • Fog Lamps
VW-POLO

VW Polo or similar| Manual | 2020-2021 Model (EDMX)

Group A Reservations are made by car category only. We cannot guarantee a specific car model. or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • 2 Large
  • 5 Doors
  • Manual
  • Airconditioning

This vehicle is NOT allowed in the highland F-roads.

You must be 20 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • 99 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • ABS
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags
  • Fog Lamps
  • Satelite Navigation
TIGUAN

VW Tiguan or similar | Automatic | 4×4 | 2020-2021 Model (IFAX)

Group: OReservations are made by car category only. We cannot guarantee a specific car model. or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • 3 Large
  • 5 Doors
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning

Suitable for the highland F-roads. Please read Terms & Conditions.
You must be 23 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • Adjustable Steering
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags
  • Fog Lamps
VW_UP

VW Up or similar | Manual | 2020-2021 Model (MBMX)

Group: Z Reservations are made by car category only. ,We cannot guarantee a specific car model. or similar

  • 4 Passengers
  • 1 Large
  • 4 Doors
  • Manual
  • Airconditioning

This vehicle is NOT allowed in the highland F-roads.

You must be 20 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • Petrol or Diesel
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • 95 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • ABS
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Remote Locking
  • Fog Lamps