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Strokkur Geysir (The Churn)

100 Geyser City, Iceland
354 480 6800
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Ranked #29 of 290 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is what you go to Iceland for. Watching a large puddle for several minutes until the whole thing just erupts into a huge boiling fountain and all occurring naturally. Never seen anything like it. Several other smaller bubbling springs around but well worth the trip. Just across the road from a café and tourist shop with toilets etc.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Arrived at Strokkur just as the sun was peeking through the clouds. The light was gold and warm and the area was wonderfully misty and atmospheric. This was the first time I had ever seen an actual geyser. I also appreciated the sensible warning signs not to test how hot the water is with one's hand, as it will burn... More 

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was part of our Golden Circle tour and I'd never seen a geysir before so it was cool. It's great that it erupts every few minutes so we all got to see it multiple times (although taking a picture was tough timing it with my basic point & shoot digital camera). They have a little steaming geyser and 2... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Combine this with your trip to Gillfoss falls as they are only 10k apart. The hot springs and geysirs are such a special sight. Keep an eye on the wind, and check the floor for tell tale signs, or you may just get drenched, Strokkur, generally blows every 5 mins, but it can go anytime, if you patient you can... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The geysir itself is not active anymore, but stroker, that it next to it is active every 5-10 minutes. It is kind of cool to see, but it is just it, nothing that takes to much time.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very cool. Strokkur erupts every 4-6 minutes. Each eruption is a little different. Often starts with a nice blue bubble of water. In a hot springs area with other pools and bubbling features. Area has a large shop/visitor center/café and there is also a hotel with a restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The geysir erupts around every three minutes, so you are guaranteed to see it while you are there. There are several other small geysirs there as well with some interesting colours and mineral deposits. The food at the cafe is excellent.

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Evergreen, Colorado, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Unique, pretty cool. Every tourist attraction has a gift shop, food 'court'. Tourism at least 1/3 of their economy. Iceland has figured out how to revive their economy from the 2009 bank failures.

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

When this Geysir blew, it startled the mess out of me! It was amazing!! Trying to capture it on camera was the best part. The timing was sporatic, and it wasn´t always a large explosion of water! Everyone was trying so hard to get a picture with it, it could at times become frustrating, so wait your turn ... be... More 

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Elland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Loved this Geysir as it erupts regularly at 5 - 10 minute intervals, for my full Iceland write up and pictures of the Geysir read here http://girlgeekupnorth.co.uk/my-winter-iceland-adventure-day-3/

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