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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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Stand Back She's Going To Blow!!

This was my first time seeing a geyser in person, and I was not disappointed! I even got to experience the rare 4 in a row. Which was absolutely mind blowing and a bit scary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you plan on doing the Golden Circle to visit Thingvellir National Park (site of the world's first Parliament and Silfra, where the North American and European tectonic plates meet) and Gullfoss (Iceland's biggest and most popular waterfall), then this is along the way and you should definitely drop by. The one-way drive-time from Reykjavik to Gullfoss (only 10 minutes... More 

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was my first time seeing a geyser in person, and I was not disappointed! I even got to experience the rare 4 in a row. Which was absolutely mind blowing and a bit scary. The only thing that took away from my experience was the horrible behavior of a few unsupervised teens, visiting from the UK with their school,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What can you say?! I mean hot water boiling in the ground, streams of hot water and hot water erupting from depths of the earth! Iceland is nearly unbelievable. You will not leave untouched. Take your time, go to the top. Smell the sulphur. Dont be stupid and step outside the fence, and sink into boiling water...

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alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very interesting visit with geyser eruption every 6 minutes Nice shop/restaurant with fair (for Iceland) prices A highlight of the Golden Circle trip

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Since I have been to Yellowstone and New Zealand this Geysir was pretty average but if you haven't been lucky to experience those, this is a good example and worth seeing. It is on the way to Gullfoss and worth the stop.

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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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

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

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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