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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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is exciting every time the geysir blows! It blows every 4-6 minutes however it does a double blow and then it will take a little longer before the next one. Took lots of pictures and watched it for quite some time.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Bit disappointed - you may get taken here if you are on a pre-booked trip as its close to Reykjavik . The facilities are excellent - shop, restaurant etc. but the Geysers really amount to... well only one in operation. Don't spend too long waiting for the big one to blow as it won't..... If you have a choice it... More

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San Diego, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have seen Yellowstone this is a pin sized attraction. Plus side is it is convient to Gulfoss. If this is the only geyser you see well then it may be worth it. Not a very long wait at least

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Brilliant place to see the geysers , right by the road side, restaurant shop toilets etc by the free car park.1 minute walk from car park.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Selfoss is centrally located among southern Iceland's geologic features. Utilizing the long summer days, we explored various waterfalls including Skogar,Svartifoss and Gullfoss, We visited the 11th Century Viking Farm at Stong, were wowed by tectonic force at work at Thingvellir, and my daughter enjoyed a 5 hour guided climb on the Vatnajokull Glacier. The only thing we disliked was having... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The geyser goes off often allowing plenty of time to get a good photograph. It is not a long walk to get to any of the viewing points, just check the wind direction before planting yourself for photos.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you have never been to Yellowstone, this might be more exciting, and it does go off very often, but it doesn't spout long and it is very crowded. We found other wonderful places in Iceland and would skip this on a return visit.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful experience at the Geyser, the poor weather didn't stop us having a wonderful voyage through the geyser, and picture postcard photo's. Great visit on a wonderful tour.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots and lots of small and large, very impressive geysers. You gave the freedom to wander around at your own pace. This really is nature at her best

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Essex
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well worth a visit. Plenty of room to watch the geysers which were amazing and good toilet facilities along with excellent shop.

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