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Selfoss Geyser

Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Selfoss
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Monroe, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Selfoss is centrally located among southern Iceland's geologic features. Utilizing the long summer days, we explored various waterfalls including Skogar,Svartifoss and Gullfoss, We visited the 11th Century Viking Farm at Stong, were wowed by tectonic force at work at Thingvellir, and my daughter enjoyed a 5 hour guided climb on the Vatnajokull Glacier. The only thing we disliked was having... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The geyser goes off often allowing plenty of time to get a good photograph. It is not a long walk to get to any of the viewing points, just check the wind direction before planting yourself for photos.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you have never been to Yellowstone, this might be more exciting, and it does go off very often, but it doesn't spout long and it is very crowded. We found other wonderful places in Iceland and would skip this on a return visit.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful experience at the Geyser, the poor weather didn't stop us having a wonderful voyage through the geyser, and picture postcard photo's. Great visit on a wonderful tour.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots and lots of small and large, very impressive geysers. You gave the freedom to wander around at your own pace. This really is nature at her best

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Essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well worth a visit. Plenty of room to watch the geysers which were amazing and good toilet facilities along with excellent shop.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Wow what a fantastic experience, something I've wanted to see for years and I was not disappointed. The weather could have been better but it didn't stop our enjoyment of the natural phenomena.

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

One of the more popular attractions of the area, a fountain geyser which wows people with its eruption of boiling water that can reach up to 30m, happening for the Strokkur every 10 minutes or so.

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you haven't been to Yellowstone, you'll love it.....if you have been to Yellowstone, you'll still enjoy it. Every 5 to 7 minutes, or so, it goes off. The first time we weren't prepared and got wet! There is a path you can walk all around the bubbling hot water. Fun to see the signs all around indicating the temperature... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Every few minutes a geyser spurts forth a spectacular plume of water. There are lots of bubbling pools here and it is worth the visit. You need to walk higher up the hillside to get a general overview of the site and consequently better photos!

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