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Strokkur Geysir (The Churn)

100 Geyser City, Iceland
354 480 6800
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Ranked #31 of 323 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had never seen a geysir before, so this was an interesting stop for me. The path through the geysirs is paved, and usually overflowing with people from one of the many tour buses. This is a stop on the popular Golden Circle Tour, so do not expect to visit alone. We saw a few smaller geysirs bubble up, but... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Most tourists go here, The reason is its an amazing sight! We went at the end of September and although there were others there it didn't feel crowded.

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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

45 mins from Reykjavik, various tour companies will take you there. We loved to see water at 100'C shooting up 25-30m high in the air every 5 mins, very good views and hill walking. Well maintained worth the visit but need more time to enjoy than 1 hour, restaurant available with mouth watering lamb dish and soup.

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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is just awesome, the walk towards this wonder of nature is superb. With boiling puddles everywhere you look. Steam coming out of the ground around you. This is what you want to see when you're visiting Iceland. Suddenly, a small round gap in the ground, with a little bit of clear water in it. People surrounding it... ?Why? After... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Typical Iceland weather, rain started pouring down as soon as we pulled up, so my brother and I snoozed in our car for a quick nap. Woke up and rain was gone. Perfect for weather for photo taking. The small craters along the path to the Geysir are pretty cool to see. It’s kind of funny to see everyone wait... More

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Hong Kong, China
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54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Geysir is a must-see sight for visitors in Iceland and the place is included in the Golden Circle land tour starting from Reykjavik. The geysir spouts out and high to 20-ft or more in every eight to ten minutes time. This pattern is rather constant and helps the photographers to adjust their camera lenses in time for the outblow.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Geysir geothermal area isn't all that much to see (don't think it's going to be like Yellowstone in the US or anything), it's rather quite small with only a handful of geysers to see. The best one, though, is Strokkur. It will erupt ever 5-10 minutes, and it's very fun to watch. It will churn, swirl, gurgle, and then... More

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Munich, Germany
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The smaller, but much more reliable (erupts every few minutes) geysir in the area. Ideally located for a stop on a (half) day trip from Reykjavik, so don't expect to be there alone during the day. If you have a car it's better to wait until the evening when the tourist buses have left.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The geysirs generic name are named after the "first" one, called Geysir. It is not actice any more. Anyone visiting Iceland must take the day trips to the Golden Circle of the south east part of Iceland. This includes the waterfall Gullfoss (but Niagara falls is much much bigger and impressive), the geysirs and the Tingvellir (the continental divide and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The whole family had a nice time stopping by Geysir to see Strokkur. It spouts up about every 8 minutes, so we watched it several times. Geysir only blows every several hours, so we did not see that one. We had a nice, short hike up a hill for a panoramic view, and we stayed for lunch in the café.... More

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