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Selfoss Geyser

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Address: Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland
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Let it blow!

Thoroughly enjoyed visit, shame the original Geyser is blocked due to Victorians throwing stones into the geyser but the one that does still blow is mighty impressive

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed visit, shame the original Geyser is blocked due to Victorians throwing stones into the geyser but the one that does still blow is mighty impressive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go to Iceland you have to see the Geyser but don't expect a beautiful location. it's basically a field off the main road, overwhelmed with coach parties and with little scenic advantage. The other side of the road is heavily commercialised. It's worth seeing the Snokkur blowing (stay upwind!) but apart from that it's close to being a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

after walking through snow, in direction Dettifoss, on the way back we diverted, still on the same path, to Sellfoss, an amazing "little" waterfall, on her own, quite pretty. Plenty of snow in September!

Thank aresw11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The coach trip to get to the Selfoss Geyser was breathtaking. On arrival there is a lovely cafe with a shop. The walk over to the geyser was full of anticipation as the geyser exploded.... I could have stood there all day waiting and watching the geyser explode over and over again.

Thank Sue B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch the geyser boil and shoot water high into the air ever few minutes, we had a great, clear winter day and the whole landscape is stark and beautiful. Not to be missed. Plenty of excursions from Reykjavik to this area.

Thank kellsbellscork
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately for us we didnt have amazing weather when we were at the Geyser, the spurts of water just weren't very visible against the grey sky. This being said, we enjoyed seeing this incredible act of nature.

Thank dizzysara
Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most amazing places on earth! Once in a lifetime experience, it is deffenetly a must to do in Iceland!!!!!! The photos were amazing, even if i freezed to death in Iceland weather :)

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Pictou, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Start your visit with a trip to the inside museum and info centre before you go up the trail to the Geysers. There is a wealth of detail and information that you might miss, if you just go to the cafe or to the gift shop. Search out the rooms with the volcanic/geyser history!!

Thank heath1301
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an real experience seeing the geysers. There is a large one that seems to erupt every 5-10 minutes which is well worth taking a photo of- do not be tempted to dip your hands in the little streams as the water is boiling!!

Thank cookamama
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stop for dinner and a short walk to the geyser, which blows every 10mins. make sure you get your camera ready and stand away from the hot spray. A tip is the water will breath in and out for several minutes and then raise to form a blue water dome and then blow the hot spray.

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