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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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A regularly exploding geysir amongst hot rock pools

This is where all other geysirs got their name! Good photographs to be had although try and avoid the peak daytime crowds for unblocked photographs. A well run restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Don't expect a huge geyser as you may see in other parks around the world but it is still worth seeing. It is more like a huge bubble of water that erupts every 5 minutes or so and is set amongst many pools of boiling hot water. you only need about 15 minutes at this attraction.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is where all other geysirs got their name! Good photographs to be had although try and avoid the peak daytime crowds for unblocked photographs. A well run restaurant and shop centre help visitors to part with some cash.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

It does exactly what it says on the tin. Not as far from the road as some other Geo wonders around the world but great for looking at the power of mother nature. Across the road from a Hotel and gift shop/cafe and visitor centre area, most of the tours have an hour or 45 minutes here. It is midway... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The geysir does go off every 4-5 minutes (maybe even sooner) and it is fun to watch as you can see right into the water before it goes off. The area does smell like sulfur which you need to expect and not complain about like so many others did. Besides the geysir the rest of the area is just ok.... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Amazing hot springs, home of the original Geysir and Strokker Geysir, erupting every 5-10 minutes; Climb to the top of the hill for some spectacular views over the local landscape

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I thought this was fascinating, all the boiling water bubbling away lie a cauldron and then exploding into the air. It was a great sight to see and a wonderful natural attraction. Worth a visit. The visitor centre nearby has a great exhibition on Iceland's volcanos and their histories, I found it very informative. There is also a decent cafe... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

this geysir is the most stable one, explodes in every 3-5 minutes. check the direction of the wind because the wind takes all the water over the people. it may cause a getsir bath with sulphurous water.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fascinating landscape and a rewarding bubble then gush of water after waiting five minutes or so for Strokkur to erupt. Saw it go off 4 times in the 15 minutes we were there. We ate excellent soup and drank very good coffee in the Geysir centre cafe - much, much nicer decor than the one up at Gullfoss (but didn't... More 

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Skien, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The correct address/location of Geysir is Haukadalsvegur, Iceland. We enjoyed the visit here. We had amazing photos and videos taken. There's also a baby geysir to keep excitement up as we took the path towards the main geysir. It's a must-see in Iceland. This is part of the golden circle. We didn't join any group tour. We rented a 4x4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Brilliant! As a geology student I found it even more amazing than the rest of my family. Make sure you are ready with your camera and just don't start counting down! Really ruins it for everyone else!

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