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“Exciting every time!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Strokkur

Strokkur
Geysir 801, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Geysir
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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“Exciting every time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We have never seen a geyser before, but this one is still IMPRESSIVE! We arrived around 830 in the morning in an effort to beat the tourists. When we arrived we were 2 of 7 people there (the convoy of 10 tour busses came about 45 minutes later).

Along the path to Strokkur you pass Litli-Geysir, steam vents and random holes in the earth with boiling water. It's quite a spectacle! At Strokkur, we waited the usual 3-7 minutes, and it erupted. The noise is quite loud and startling. We were a little underwhelmed UNTIL.... the next time Strokkur erupted it reached its zenith and we were left in awe. Each eruption is unique. We saw short sprays, very tall sprays, the blue bubble before it erupts, double eruptions, gurgling water & roaring of the water. Be careful, the spray from Strokkur changes easily with the wind. We thought we were safe, but ended up getting doused, but the water by that point wasn't scalding.

There are also other attractions to see here like the real Geysir and trails to more tectonic activity. The parking lot is free and there is a cafe/tourist info office/hotel across the street. The Geysir park itself accepts donations.

Visited June 2013
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“Very reliable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

You defninitly have to go there when visiting Iceland. It will not take longer than 8 minutes to wait for the next erruption. Sometimes you even get to see another one just half a minute after the other.

A group of tourists even "broadcasted" a video there, showing cooks of the nearby hotel doing their job in the area. I think that they had booked them in advance. Great fun!

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“Stay awhile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stand by this geyser for a few minutes to catch an eruption in action and get some pictures or video. Just amazing.

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“as advertised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

very reliable geysir - dont remember exactly how long between eruptions - but i was able to see it 3-4 times in a visit that was a cold, rainy day.
the colors on the ground from the high mineral content make for a very interesting landscape, and would make great pictures on sunny days with nice blue skies for contrast.
right beside main road, at lowest point from the geysir/hot spring field, the water runs off into a drainage ditch beside the road. here you can get a chance to dips your hand into the water and see how hot it really is - almost too hot to touch, and thats after it has been running downhill for a 100+ meters and cooling off. this is one of the closest i have been able to actually touch the water from a geothermal area - a nice unique plus to visiting this area.

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“Impressive, but over touristy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

It's pretty amazing to see a massive plume of boiling water anywhere, but seems amazing when theres snow capped mountains as a back drop.
Strokkur does go off every few minutes, and it still surprises you each time!
Unfortuinately this place is ruined by tourism. There's a gift shop near by which is bigger than the market in Reykjavik, and there's coach parking for 50 coaches.
That asode, there's plenty of minor hot springs, and mini geysers smoking and bubbling away to keep everyone occupied, still a fantastic experience!

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