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Strokkur Geysir (The Churn)

100 Geyser City, Iceland
354 480 6800
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Ranked #30 of 314 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Have visited twice and saw the Geysir in 1999 before it became dormant. This smaller one is still magical to watch. The pool bubbles away - a large head forms and literally blows off steam. So natural but compelling viewing. Just don't stand in the spray line. An absolute must see if you are visiting Iceland.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The geysirs were very special to see. There is a lot of natural spring hot water running in this area and there are more geysirs in variable sizes.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I could have stayed all day watching the Geysir. It is mother nature at her best. The pool of water bubbled, swelled and then erupted with such a force before it all drained back into the crater and started all over! The geyser erupted every 5-6 minutes. I found it absolutely fascinating. You must visit if you are travelling to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've seen a lot of geysers but this on fascinated me. It was all about the bubble. As you stand waiting for the eruption all of a sudden there is a huge bubble that forms, grows and burst. We kept trying to catch a picture of the bubble, went to the far side for a better view and got soaked,... More

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