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Strokkur Geysir (The Churn)

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Address: 100 Geyser City, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 480 6800
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Unique, exciting and worth the drive

We visited Geyser as part of the first leg of our self driven tour around Iceland when we did the Golden circle route. We drove into Geyser from Thingvellir after driving through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited Geyser as part of the first leg of our self driven tour around Iceland when we did the Golden circle route. We drove into Geyser from Thingvellir after driving through the national park along the lake. I would highly recommend this route to anyone who is doing the journey either from Thingvellir to Geysir or from Geysir to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I applaud the people of Iceland for not shutting these natural features behind closed doors and charging entry - this, like others in the attractions in the are is FREE; you can walk right up to the orignal water spout, called Geysir, giving it's name to all the others around the world - regrettably this one is no longer active,... More 

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Seoul, Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Iceland is full of geological characteristics. Geysir shows typical example. It erupts nearly every 10 minutes. But nobody knows exactly when it erupts. Therefore everybody is waiting for the moment with cameras carried. Me too. But after I missed two times, I could guess the moment of eruption. I enjoyed waiting for eruption as if I were a child as... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It was great to see Strokkur erupting every 5 minutes. Once you saw it you didn't have to wait long to see it again. A must see on the Golden Circle tour and free. There is a Visitor Centre opposite with shops and food.

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Pirkkala, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a must-visit natural wonder. And visiting there is free! It is at some distance from cities, but there are many other exciting landmarks on the way there. If you leave Reykjavik at 8AM you get to the Geysirs easily by 9:30AM, before buses arrive.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here. It was very cool seeing the geysir erupt and also to see the pools of hot steaming water bubbling. The steam smells like sulphur and you can get up close and personal with the inner Earth.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stokkur erupts every few minutes and a bit of a warning is given by the rising of the water just prior to eruption. It is a very good geyser to view especially if you haven't seen one before. It is also nice to compare with other geyser's around the world.

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Leave your car in front of the cafe and cross the street to enter the site. It is surreal to see all the steam coming from the ground and the signs saying the temperature of the water is between 80 to 100 C! Soon you will spot the Geysir. It does not take long for it to appear! Be careful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Geysir erupts so frequently - seemed about every 10 minutes - and is a good size. Definitely worth seeing on the Golden Circle tour. There's also a nice gift shop; restrooms; and lunch cafeteria.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I thought this was great, while my wife was so-so. A stones throw off the ring road, the advantage of this geyser is its frequent eruption, ensuring you won't wait more than 5-10 minutes before it erupts again. It's funny watching all the tourists with their iPhones on video ready to press the record button - and then it happens!... More 

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Address: Address: 100 Geyser City, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 480 6800
Location: Europe  >  Iceland

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