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Selfoss Geyser

Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Selfoss
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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ashford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

When viewing this place on the brochures and photos - we never comprehended the actual enormity and scale of it. Stokkur erupted nearly every 6 minutes and watching it was awesome - so high so much pressure and so much steam - the screams and shock of the new arrivals watching standing in the wrong place was added entertainment as... More

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Geyser is a strange sight when it erupts but Iceland has many strange sights due to its geothermal activity. Odd to be in the middle of countryside with pools of bubbling boiling water around you though imagine very handy if you wanted to make tea/boil an egg. Obviously you don't get that close to the main geyser as boiling... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have experienced something very unique there, the whole atmosphere there is truly magical and out of this world. People can wonder around quite large area, and there are beautiful views from the top of the hill

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited in September 2014. This was commercial, but glad we stopped. The geyers and there were several of them, were fascinating, never knew when they were going to blow. Lots of people. We had lunch on the premises and it was delicious.

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Rye, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was perhaps the least enjoyable stop on our amazing trip to Iceland. That by no means suggests that you should miss out on it on your tour of the Golden Circle! The air is full of sulfur, and the ground a multitude of colours due to the mineral rich soils. The largest geyser 'Stokur' was well worth the wait,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

me and my friend arrived there at about 7 am and enjoyed the full experience of having the sun rise in such an unusual landscape. it was great having the place to ourselves which beats having loads of people about that go with the tours. the red colour of the rocks and all the colours about due to the minerals... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This place is so amazing if you have never actually seen a geyser before. The ground is full of different coloured minerals and the atmosphere is surreal - all foggy, smelling like sulfur and these bubbling geysers all over the ground. It is nice here because it is so uncommercialized. There isn't anyone standing around trying to tell you how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nice walk around the area, only one (small) geyser is active. However, he is active about every ten minutes and you can be very close to it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

One geyser went off over 10 minutes or so. The biggest only goes of when there is and earthquake. frequent but not frequent enough to watch it. The information was very informative.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Don't miss this place. There is no entrance fee and it is on your way to Gullfoss waterfall anyway. Amazing Geyser to see and you can get as close as a few feet to it.

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