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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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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Auburn, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Geyser was a fun stop on our way to Gullfoss. Strokkur erupts about every 5-7 minutes and even though it isn't as powerful as Old Faithful we were able to get much closer to it and watch the water bubble until the eruption. A nice gift shop and snack bar were on site too.

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Bergen
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Every few minutes the geysers go off, and you can stand just a meter or two from it. Exciting for both young and old.

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retiredJB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a fun place. Free. Very clean and well-maintained. Like a small Yellowstone. The main geyser, Strokkur, sky rockets hot water every 4 minutes. Fun to watch the brave people down wind scurry as the hot mist chases them. There are many paths to various hot springs and smaller geysers (They pronounce it Geeser). The paths are easy to... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Quick and easy stop on the Golden Circle. Plenty to see on the way. If you don't mind waiting the Geysers do not disappoint. Nice place to walk around but we did not stay long as we had other things on the itinerary.

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New Brunswick
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've never seen a geyser before, so this was fantastic. It goes off every 5-10 minutes or so, and I have to admit I watched it probably a dozen times. Very interesting! The nearby tourist shops/restos are incredibly overpriced, very crappy food - avoid if at all possible!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It does exactly what it says on the tin. Fabulous fun. Don't need to wait too long. If you're coming from Selfoss, go past the Geysir cafe and park in the public car park on your left unless you need to stop

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The geyser is a must-see on your way through Iceland. It's an interesting part of the geology. It spouts every few minutes.

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Boulder
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As others said, if you are driving by stop for a few minutes to see it. If you've been to Yellowstone, it is a total letdown. Iceland has so many wonderful things to see and this is not one of them. If you are short of time, skip it completely. I am surprised many who rated it a three were... More

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