Within a few minutes it shoots about thirty feet up in the air then crashes back into earth leaving a refreshing steam mist behind.
We are at Strokkur an active geyser that erupts about every five to ten minutes.
Circling the rim of Blue Keio I hope it has no plans of erupting soon. With a hollowing wind blowing I enjoy more of Iceland's natural wonders as I peer hundreds of feet down into the almost perfect circular shape of this inactive volcano.
Feeling more confident it will stay inactive, we descend into the crater and spend a few minutes relaxing by its tranquil waters. For us, it is almost like spending an afternoon at the beach.
More driving along the Golden Circle route and our next stop is at an important place in Iceland's history. In 930 AD this is where the first parliament met and the laws of the country were established.
At Thingveillir many men were beheaded for murder or hanged for stealing.
At the time this was considered as having “loose morals”.