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Strokkur Geysir (The Churn)

Address: 100 Geyser City, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 480 6800
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Ranked #24 of 297 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
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Evergreen, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As with everything on the Golden Circle it is filled with tourists and day trips but seeing the sites of the Golden Circle and Geysir in particular is definitely worth your time. There is some serious power in that water! Strokkur Geysir is the highlight of the Golden Circle in my opinion. You have to see it just plan appropriately... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A must see when you visit Iceland but I would not recommend driving yourself in January, the roads were so icy I'm glad we were with Horizon tours in a minibus with an experienced driver. We could have stayed longer just watching this amazing natural wonder. Would recommend .

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you have never seen boiling water exploding from the ground this is a must see! We had our own car, and went early in the morning before the crowds - very recommendable! We were alone in the area and weren't quite sure where the Strokkur was until it suddenly exploded 10 meters from us. A hilarous and great experience!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The original Geysir, from which all others get their name has not spouted for years, but beside it is the Strokkur geysir which spouts regularly, achieving a height of 30 feet or so. There is a little geysir and several steaming areas nearby in this compact area. There are warning not to touch the water as it is at 80-100... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Something you don't see everyday, we drove there in a icy roads, was crazily dangerous, as it was left hand drive and losing control on road. Worth the risk for this visit.

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Sarnia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As part of the Golden Circle Tour, the Strokkur Geysir was tauted as a spectacular sight. Unfortunately for us, it did not seem that way. It erupted about every 5-7 minutes, but attains a height of only about 25 feet at the most. Maybe the height is not so much during December, when we were there. When compared to the... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have always wanted to see a Geysir so this was a must on our trip to Iceland. Strokkur goes off every 4-8 mins but did spout a few times unpredictably. The colour of the water is just beautiful and to see it 'breathing' before it erupts is very exciting. I could have quite happily stayed a few more hours... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The geysir goes off about every seven minutes and rises maybe 80 feet in the air. It's a neat natural phenomenon, especially when included in the Golden Circle tour, but I don't know that I'd do it by itself. Randomly though, the building nextdoor had the best gift shop that I saw on the whole trip! Wish I'd had time... More 

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Gloucestershire
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A must see on any trip to Iceland- absolutely incredible! I went as part of the Golden Circle tour. You get about an hour there which is plenty of time. Would highly recommend!

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great fun to see especially as there aren't many places in the world to see a geyser. I brought my son here so that he could experience it and he did not want to leave. It erupts every 5 mins or so (sometimes shorter sometimes longer) but it is mother nature and hard to predict especially if you want to... More 

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