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Selfoss Geyser

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Address: Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland
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erupting with joy!

excellent facilities before the geyser. Was a joy to watch the geysers. Has been made safe for all ages.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent facilities before the geyser. Was a joy to watch the geysers. Has been made safe for all ages.

Thank mathewr452
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So many people, and in January! We parked, walked a bit, watched the beautiful geyser erupt several times, and left.

Thank Edythe K
Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here earlier today as part of the golden circle route and found the place very interesting. Sadly the weather was awful and alot of the spots to walk through were badly frozen over so we couldn't appreciate it fully, however the Geyser erupts every 5 mutes or so, meaning your guaranteed to see the main attraction! Be advised that... More 

Thank Simon H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So we drove the circle on a brisk, rainy day and got to the Selfoss Geyser and the cool thing about this is that it's free to check out. On the day we were there, it was active about every 5-6 minutes. So for that time we had to have the cameras at the ready to capture the event. It's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wanted to write a review because I thought the place was very cool but the weather was so bad that it was hard to take. We walked up to the geyser and with the rain and wind whipping into our faces and soaking us to the bone, we just wanted to see this baby erupt and fast. We were... More 

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Apperley Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our least favourite part of the Golden Circle, but still well worth a visit. The main geyser erupts every 5 or so minutes so easy to see if a few times. Not a lot else to see and far too many tourists. Worth making the effort to walk up the hill at the back of the site to get away... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Be prepared to wait for the geyser to spout but you will be rewarded when it does, which could be up to eight minutes or as quick as one minute, just don't take you eyes off it and have your camera ready as it's over in seconds.

Thank Frances D
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Reykjavik and drove the golden circle and this is a must. It is very impressive with the main geyser erupting every 6-10 minutes. Mother Nature at is best just totally incredible.

Thank Steve40_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the geysers, they are fascinating to watch. The weather was poor during our visit and the ground was quite slippery underfoot - best to wear snow boots / crampons to be able to take in the whole site. Strokkur is definitely the star of the show and the children loved getting their cameras out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing area, definitely a must see in the area. There is a cafe, restrooms, and gift store on site. The geyser itself is very impressive!

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