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Address: Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland

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Where "Geyser" Got Its Name

This is the geothermal field in the Golden Circle, just outside Reykjavik. It's a great spot to first encounter Iceland's geysers. The original Geyser is no longer exploding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is the geothermal field in the Golden Circle, just outside Reykjavik. It's a great spot to first encounter Iceland's geysers. The original Geyser is no longer exploding. Now Strokkur is the big show, erupting 35 meters every few minutes. Very fun. The path leads through various smoking mud pots. You can get up close and personal to nature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I have always wanted to see a geyser erupt and I was not disappointed. The main geyser erupts frequently and dramatically. I especially loved watching the gurgling water disappearing back into the geyser after an eruption.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must-do stop on the Golden Circle. Geyser goes off rarely but nearby Strykker goes off every few minutes. Can be a quick stop. The cafe there had really delicious fish stew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was great. Not having seen a geyser before, I watched and smiled as this one went off every 10 minutes or so. Eventually I remembered to get my camera out and take photos. They geyser starts to bubble and then explodes sending water high into the air. You can't miss this on the golden circle. Tip, don't stand down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

With a pretty large active geysir which blows every few minutes. Not always as high as one night expect but sometimes it surprises you. It is a really impressive nature's creation and worth visiting, I've seen geysirs in Bolivia which are nothing in comparison to the one here. This is part of the Golden circle tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have seen "Old Faithfull" in Yellowstone park USA and the main Geyser here is nearly as big and much more frequent. We saw it erupt five times and timed the intervals and they were between two and seven minutes apart. It is very impressive. There are other little geysers and steam vents dotted around and the spring water is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Just another reason why Iceland is such an amazing country. So many cool geological features, and these geysers are another one. The main geyser is very consistent in its eruption (every 2min or so). I wasn't planning on checking them out originally, but was pleasantly surprised when I did. Just another wonderful sight to see, and another reason why Iceland... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Had a trip to see the Gysers, it was well worth a trip to see the Geyers . Fast food available on site plus shopping

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We took the afternoon golden circle tour which included the geyser,Þingvellir National Park & Gulfoss waterfall & weren't disappointed especially with the waterfall it's stunning. Make sure you wrap up warm as you are high up among the mountains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited as part of the Golen Circle tour. Having never seen a geyser before I found it fascinating to stand and watch it blow on a number of occasions. The geyser seems to erupt with varying intensity about every 5mins. It can be a bit slippery around the geyser so be careful of your footing.

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