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Strokkur Geysir (The Churn)

Address: 100 Geyser City, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 480 6800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is an area that is crazy with volcanic activity...tons of little hot spots...and there are three geysers. One really small one, one medium-sized one, and then the big one. Unfortunately, the big one hasn't been active for a while; but the middle one blew about every 5 minutes. Good to watch. The gift shop is large, but not a... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Definitely worth seeing this Geysir. I believe it is one of the most active geysirs in the world & I saw it erupt several times while standing by watching it. Nice cafe & gift shop nearby too.

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Boom, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Seen in wintertime. A frequent outburst of the strokkur geysir is worth the wait, sometimes a small puff of smoke, followed by a huge flare of hot steam. You, will never know what you will get . A huge souvenir shop and coffee corner. I had a little injury which I hadn, t noticed myself. The staff was very friendly... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A wonderful and exciting experience for me, a first time to see a Geysir and there are lots of them around the place. I was just standing about 2 meters away and I got a little shaken as it erupted. Yes, it was extraordinary, amazing and wonderful force of nature. For me, a beautiful wonder of God's creation. Indeed, i... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A good place to visit the geysirs wont disappoint! Highly recommend! Can be busy! Be careful very wet and icy so be aware!

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coventry uk
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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went on a freezing cold snowy day, but Strokkur didn't dissapoint. Was very icy, so you had to watch your step. A few people slipped over while we were there. We went to the cafe, which I advise people to avoid at all costs. We spent £20 on burgers, fries with them and sat down at our table. While... More 

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Lochgilphead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Visited Geysir (Strokkur) as part of a guided Golden Circle trip. It was a very cold, snowy afternoon but well worth the effort to see Strokkur and the surrounding area!! We were informed that the visitor centre restaurant wasn't as good and more expensive than Gullfoss and as such we ate at Gullfoss (which we can only highly recommend) so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This erupts every few minutes, about 20-30m into the air. Look for the half sphere of the most beautiful clear blue water visible for a split second before the steam. Plenty of other activity to see, and not a bad visitor centre although we didn't have much time.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We only spent about an hour here as part of a tour of the Golden Circle, but it was undoubtedly the best part of the day. Strokkur goes up like a roman candle every few minutes, and it is heartily recommended that you watch it once or twice before trying to photograph it. Look for the bulge before it fires.... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is an amazing and spectacular site which is not to be missed. About every 5-8 minutes the geyser will explode and the steam will create beautiful formations in the sky. Each time it is breathtaking and I could just stand there endlessly watching these beautiful formations. I recommend taking pictures about 200 feet away from the geyser so you... More 

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