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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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If you're in the area, I'd definitely recommend an hour to check it out. There is easy parking, there are two cafes in the visitor center (we had nice fresh salads), and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you're in the area, I'd definitely recommend an hour to check it out. There is easy parking, there are two cafes in the visitor center (we had nice fresh salads), and the Strokkur geysir erupts every 8-10 minutes so you won't have to wait too long. They also have an information area detailing the science behind geysirs and volcanoes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Strokkur is just 5 minutes' walk from the main parking lot across the road at Geysir. Most people come here too see Strokkur and leave without seeing anything else, probably since this geyser is nice to look at and is pretty regular, with tall spouts of water issuing skywards every 5 to 10 minutes (some are more impressive than others,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a must see site, with an excellent cafe and shop. The site itself is not that big and you don't need much more than 30mins to feel like you've seen it all. Absolutely worth doing as part of a longer excursion involving other sites but not the main event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We hired a campervan and stopped here overnight. What a spectacular setting. You must go. Take a walk around there late at night or early in the morning if visiting during the Summer to avoid the crowds.

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Troy, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We rented a car and took leisurely drive through countryside yo see this site and other recommended sites along the way. There is a giftshop, restaurant, hotels, gas station on site. There is also a movie room that educates you about the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was great! No big walk and a pretty spectacular geysir that goes off pretty spectacularly every few minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The original geyser no longer goes off, but there is one that does and it can be impressive. Other than that there are some sulfur pools in the area, but the geyser is the main attraction. It goes off about every 8 minutes so you don't have to wait around too long to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Strokkur geysir erupts every 3-5 minutes and is one of the few places in the world where you can see this phenomenon. There's loads of people though, so don't even think about getting pictures without any people in it. As Strokkur erupts often, just spend an hour or so to see it from every side: closeby, far away, the sunny... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Part of the "golden circle". Close to the roadside with ample parking space. No fee. It's fun! It's not very big or spectacular but you wouldn't want to skip it. As you walk towards the Geyser there's hot water bubbling and flowing around you. And every 5 to 10minutes the thing erupts much to everyone's delight. It quite fascinating to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It goes off every 3-7 minutes so you won't miss it. Very accessible, it's right off the road. There's a small mountain/hill behind it which is incredibly worth it to climb, the view from the top is spectacular. Highly recommend.

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

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