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Strokkur Geysir (The Churn)

100 Geyser City, Iceland
354 480 6800
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Ranked #28 of 287 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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Elland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We drove here from the Reykjavik area and it took us about 2 hours or fairly easy driving. There was plenty of parking when we arrived, but it was also winter so fewer crowds. The Geysir park area deserves a look as there are several neat bubbling pools, steam vents, and of course the Stokkur Geyser. The geyser seems to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing experience, exceeding expectations. There is not a lot else around, the original Geysir being quiet for the last few years, but with Strokkur going off every 8 minutes I could watch it all day. If you watch carefully the water surges a couple of times and subsides, then it surges again, forms a giant bubble, then shoots into... More

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Australian in rural Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Geysir is an easy drive out of Reykjavik, or on the bus route. It is free to visit and to wander round. The park is quite extensive, with several hot pools and the famous main geysir, which erupts every 7 to 8 minutes or so. It is really an amazing site. The other hot pools are interesting as well, as... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Good parking a little way, you go past mud pools and bubbling water vents. When we were there Stokkur was going off between 3-6 minutes, so you don't have to wait long for the photo opportunities Its higher than you think so start from further away even on wide. Its quite smelly too, but thats volcanos!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is a good tour. There is no entrance to be paid and you don't need to wait that much to see she water springs. Take a time to patiently record the spring - it is truly remarkable. You can take a like hike around too. And there is a good variety of restaurants on the other side of the... More

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Golden, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is where we get our word from to describe soaring hot water and steam, so you can say you've been there. Don't make it the focus of your day though.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is basically a filed with lots of holes on the ground and steaming! I am not sure if every holes do have hot water pumping up but I only saw the big one near the main road did that! It happened quite often the day I visited, around every like 5 mins, there was hot water pumping up! Quite... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stopped by Geysir as part of the Golden Circle tour. While it's a bit less awe-inspiring than Gulfoss, it was cool to see and worth a visit while in Iceland. Watch it erupt more than once as the sizes vary - a few were small then BOOM! Out of nowhere it erupted high and mighty like the photos. There... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

In New Zealand we have places you can see geysirs. They steamy and full of hot water and yes they erupt regularly. .... but not like this one. This is a brand new kettle of fish for me. The Strokkur was quite something. It erupts approximately every 10 minutes and it shoots so high is the air it almost knocks... More

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