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Selfoss Geyser

Address: Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland
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Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Selfoss
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Truely amazing well worth the visit. We visited in February when there was a blizzard, very strong winds that blew you all over the place and thick solid ice on the ground which made it like an ice skating rink. But that all added to the experience.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Plenty of photo opportunities if you have the patience to wait for an 'eruption'. This was a very different experience ad thoroughly enjoyable.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Another place on your list to visit when you come to Iceland, well worth the wait. The only problem we had it was freezing cold in blizzard conditions.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing natural phenomenon. Breathtaking, and well worth the drive! The Geyser exploded every 2-3 minutes, and was a sight to be seen!

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Worcestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

It was lovely to be able just to wander around especially as it was a fabulously sunny day which made the snow glisten like someone had sprinkled diamonds on it. The restaurant and shop was great as well.

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Cuddington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Having never seen a geyser, this was a must on our trip to Iceland. The geyser was fun. One goes off about every five minutes but the main one is a bit more reluctant - about every couple of hours. The area around is a bit commercialised with a big 'tourist' shop and a couple of cafes in the same... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Iconic must-do visit - the biggest Geyser only erupts very ocassionally but the medium sized ones go off every few minutes and there is plenty of steam and sulphur in the air to make the place wonderfully atmospheric. But - this is a very popular site so time your visit to avoid the crowds if you want to experience the... More 

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ellon, aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There are geysirs of various sizes. The biggest is Stokkur which blows roughly every 6 or 7 minutes and can blow to about 20 meters. We watched stokkur blow but it was only a small one maybe about 10 meters, we then had a chat about it with our backs to the geysir and much to our surprise it decided... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A natural phenomenon on an island that is a volcano. Well organised, with a cafe and shop to one side. A series of geysers, with the biggest blowing every few minutes - truly a sight to behold.

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miami
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'm from Miami, so traveling to Iceland was a shock,and this place was cccold! We took a five hour Golden Circle tour that took us to a national park with a crazy name,(Pingvellir, I think), then to the geyser place and gullfoss falls at the end. In these waterfalls we had like 20 degrees and 25 mph winds, and the... More 

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