Happy New Year!
Some friends and we rented an amazing Airbnb by a lake in Iceland to celebrate the New Year. It was one of the most memorable New Year celebrations ever. We had loads of snow at the start of the night on the 31st, which then subsided and allowed us to crack some fireworks while soaking in a natural hot tub beside the house, surrounded by northern lights. Such a surreal experience!
On New Year's Day, we went to Geysir, a hot spring attraction in the southwest. This place is the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. It gave its name to geysers in English. Wikipedia also tells us that the name Geysir itself is derived from the Icelandic verb geysa ("to gush").
The photo doesn't show any of the geysers as we preferred to keep the frame on the snowy mountains rather than the muddy hot water spouts. Artistic choices!