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Selfoss Geyser

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Address: Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland

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Awesome geyser

On the golden circle, stopped off on a very cold day. Struggled to walk up the hill to see the main geyser blow and wasn't disappointed. Would say this is a must see on any visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On the golden circle, stopped off on a very cold day. Struggled to walk up the hill to see the main geyser blow and wasn't disappointed. Would say this is a must see on any visit to Iceland Gift shop and visitor centre had some very informative displays and videos about the local area

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Geysir does not erupt water. The Geysir has not erupted in up to a hundred years and the most recent one in 2000 something was only 4 meters. There is a smaller geysir before The Geysir that does erupt every 4-6 minutes and is about 30-30 meters. Still good but I was expecting, lower your expectations and it will... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great fun waiting for the Geysir to erupt and spray everyone with water. Take the small effort to walk up to the little hill behind the geyser and look down on the Geysir and the valley the other side. Good visitor centre with nice shop and great restaurant - ice cream and cappuccino's are a treat.

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Floral Park, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There were several hot pools (boiling hot). I had hoped that there would be somewhere that we could take a dip, but no. The geyser comes up every few minutes (maybe 10 min apart) it was interesting.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Free parking, free entry, buster centre, cafe,restaurant, shop all good. If you want to see a Geyserin action you will see this here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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

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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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