Strokkur

Strokkur, Geysir: Hours, Address, Strokkur Reviews: 4.5/5

Hot Springs & Geysers
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Livelane
Surrey, UK80 contributions
Jun 2022
This was again part of our Golden Circle tour. Well worth the visit with about a ten minute wait between geysir eruptions and it is spectacular when it happens. The actual area of the springs is quite small really, with a view point overlooking the springs a short climb from the road. The surrounding area is beautiful with far reaching views.

There is a visitor centre, gift shop and restaurant in the parking area, but no more expensive than in other tourist areas.

As with most attractions it is busy with coaches and tourists, with empty photo opportunities rare. You can also guarantee the geysir will erupt when your camera is not ready.

If you are part of a tour you may not have enough time at the site to fully appreciate it, you would need a couple of hours really.
Written June 26, 2022
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,386 contributions
Jul 2021
The second stop on our NiceTravel Golden Circle tour brought us to Haukadalur Valley and the Geysir Geothermal Field.

We parked right on the edge of the field and the first thing that hits you is the sulphury smell. There is a roped off route around the area and it probably only takes 20 minutes to go through it. The Geysir itself when we were there (Late July 2021) was erupting every 2-3 minutes to a height of about 15metres.

This is the first time I have seen a geysir in person and while not up there with Gullfoss waterfall it was still something worth doing, although maybe not worth travelling over an hour to do so, saying that, there is no charge to enter and opposite there is a good cafe.
Written October 4, 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,247 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is an incredible place to visit.

On your walk to the main blowing geyser, you pass a smouldering field of bubbling hot springs with a stunning backdrop of steep hills.

The main geyser blasts water into the air every five minutes or so and is truly an awesome sight to behold. There is also a decent length walking track, offering fantastic views of the beautiful surrounding area.

The gift shop and restaurant are well stocked and entry to the geyser itself, including parking, is free.

Free to visit and a must for any visitor to Iceland.
Written July 2, 2021
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alan c
Waltham Abbey, UK537 contributions
Jan 2020
We were on a organised day tour of the golden circle and our first stop was to view the spouting geysir and surrounding the surrounding landscape which has lots of hot water pools and plumes of steam. The geysir errupts every 8-10 mins and is very safe as long as you stay within the roped areas. Whilst there, we had a mug od tomato soup from the onsite restaurant which was very tasty and warm but cost £10.00 per mug but this is Iceland where nothing is cheap.
Written February 3, 2020
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Chapara
Chicago, IL108 contributions
Dec 2021
This was the second stop from my "Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik" By Reykjavik Excursions.

The geyser goes off every 5-10 minutes, so if you are patient, you can get great videos/pictures. There are stairs you can climb to get to a hilltop where I am sure you can get great pictures, but I know if I made it to the top, I would have to be rolled down :-).

The geyser center has a large eating area and they sell food, but it is a bit pricey. The souvenir shop is huge!
Written January 3, 2022
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travellerjock
newcastle55 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This will take you as long as you want it to. We were there about 30 minutes and witnessed 3 eruptions, one of which was enormous. Park at the centre and cross the road. It’s not very well signposted from parking but the trail is wide and wheelchair and buggy friendly. We’d give the geyser 5 stars but the centre didn’t offer us what we wanted in terms of refreshments. There was nothing in a packet we could eat as we adventured so beware of this and make sure you pack granola bars and fruit in your bag before you leave home (both readily available in supermarkets).
Written April 19, 2022
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Alex Sokolov
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine31 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Strokkur is probably the one of all the geysirs in the Geysir area which will surely show you a water exhibition. While the main one, Geysir, is usually silent, Strokkur bumps every 10-15 min pushing the water for up to 25m up. The water is hot but the area is smartly secured so you’d never be on the way of boiling water. If it doesn’t explode highly - don’t be sad: just wait for the next try and it will be almost like x2 more expressive.

I recommend this place.
Written August 29, 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Feb 2020
Iceland is a Disneyland for all geology lovers. From volcanoes, earthquakes, hot springs to continental drift, there's all kind of activity going on underground.

Luckily I visited the geysir in 2012 before the mass tourism volcano erupted and spat out all Instagramers, vloggers, bloggers with their selfie sticks. Now I think even the geysir is tired of putting on a show like a sea world dolphin for these idiot narcissists.
Written January 13, 2021
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura9,849 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a must visit. Though the original geysir, which leapt to a height of 70 metres, seems to be currently dormant in 2021, the 30-metre eruption of Strokkur is spectacular enough. What is amazing is the pool surface rising a big bubble before erupting. There did not seem to be a pattern of eruptions. When we were there the eruption took place every 4 to 7 minutes. Take videos of the eruption. You can get very close to Strokkur and the other bubbling pools.

Note that there is a big café/restaurant close by, adjacent to the car park. Geysir is not far from the car park. I suggest that you get there early or late to beat the crowds.
Written August 15, 2021
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Dr Danger Mousette
Towcester, UK151 contributions
Oct 2019
When in Iceland, you have to visit the Geysirs. We chose the ones at Strokkur because apparently there is a madly erupting one, and loads of smaller ones scattered around the locale (all within a short walking distance of each other).
Following a short walk (100 metres and wheelchair friendly) from the carpark, the geysirs themselves are amazing and the entry is free. There are snaking paths between them and you can see ones of all different sizes randomly erupting. Apparently the water in them is over 100 Celsius.
Another bonus is that you can get really close to them with only small rope cordons designating the 'safe zones'.
For those who are feeling adventurous and fit, there is also a walk up a mountainy bit which gives you a vista over the whole site.
The reason this didn't get five stars is because, like many other attractions, it is really quite touristy. A large complex has been built on the site, including a large cafe (below average food), and massive gift shop. It kind of takes away from the experience a little bit.
Written February 1, 2020
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