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Strokkur Geysir (The Churn)

100 Geyser City, Iceland
354 480 6800
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Ranked #30 of 306 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Maybe you can tell that there is some places with some kind of energy, sometimes maybe is your mood or maybe was the exact place in the exact time, but I love this place, you could enjoy this master piece of the nature, with the combination of the sun, the thermal water and the minerals, I saw a beautiful color... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of the place you can't miss, is the geysir that erupt every 5-10 minutes. Mondays and weekends are quite crowded with people. You have facilities, store and food in the coffee shop on front and also the hotel geysir. Is a very nice place.

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upstateNY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The landscape looks like the moon with lots of smoke and bubbling water. The main geysir goes off about every 6 minutes - we were on the *wrong* side of the water when it came down and were drenched. Great experience.

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Cambridge, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The original Geyser (Geysir) doesn't erupt these days - largely due to decades of abuse I gather - but it's little brother Strokkur is still relied upon to do it's stuff every six-eight minutes. The site is small and cannot cope with large numbers of visitors at a time but it is an absolute must see.

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Oslo, Norway
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is of course something you seldom get to see, and it's an amazing experience. It erupts so often that if you're there for more than 10 minutes you will surely see one or more eruptions. Be aware of the hot water and steam.

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