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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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New Brunswick
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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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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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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited this attraction in July and enjoyed every minute. Mother nature at its best. My second time seeing they geyser and it won't be my last.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great trip to see the geyser, it came up to expectation throwing a stream of water high into the air.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you want to see a geyser do its thing this is where you should go - one of the several geysers forming this place will faithfully erupt every 5-10 minutes, first forming an impressive bluish bubble before shooting its fountain up into the air. In addition there are a number of bubbling hot spots and you'll get a noseful... More

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Hewitt, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

we stopped there during our trip to Iceland lots of fun watching it bubble and churn before it blows. not disappointing

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When you come to the Selfoss Geyser you see many different things, not just the geyser. An easy walk takes you to melting pots, small geysers, hot pools, and steamy creeks. The gift shop at the parking lot is nice, but the simple café has a great selection of snacks and tasty coffee. Definitely worth the trip, plus it's free!

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Co Down
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited in April when it wasn't to busy and we were not disappointed. The geyser preforms very 5 - 7 minutes and it is interesting to watch the lid blow and fun to try and catch it on camera. Great gift centre opposite. Easy to find and very accessible as close to the carparking area and flat path to... More

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