Strokkur
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  • Eric
    Dayton, Ohio73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Active geyser that shoots every 4-10 min
    It was awesome to see! Strokkur and Geyser are right next to each other but Strokkur is the one that is active. The colors and visibility of these and the surrounding geothermal pools are remarkable. There is also a hike to see both from the top of a hill. Definitely a must see/stop!
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Fraser
    West Vancouver, Canada12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Strokkur
    Geyser was really worth seeing - however since we went without a guide, we weren’t aware that the ones nearest the road don’t spout. You need to walk in further to see ‘Strokkur’ geyser. Was very crowded with your buses - too many in fact, but all the same worth seeing.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 5, 2023
  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, Texas1,656 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See a geyser!
    Not the huge geysers that Americans might expect after seeing Yellowstone, but still interesting. This area contains the original geyser seen by the Icelandic inhabitants hundreds of years ago. They called it "Geysir", the origin on the word geyser. It no longer erupts, but still interesting. Strokkur erupts about every 5-10 minutes, so it is easy to stay and see at least 1 eruption.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Matthew I
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfathomable power and energy!
    By far one of the best sights in Iceland! The bubbling pools of thermal water, the smell of sulfur, the dancing of the main Geysir. The anticipation of Strokkur exploding into life, the way it teases you, building the excitement, the way it seems to be breathing, taking in a full breath before rising out of the pool with an explosion of water and steam. Shooting 20m into the air before returning to calmness once again, building once again for another show of force every 8-10mins. We visited twice during our weeks holiday and can highly recommend visiting around 8pm (summer months) just before darkness, when the crowds have dispersed and you have the place relatively to yourselves is the best time to go. The view point on top the hill is well worth the effort. Memories that will never be forgotten.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Bandit-One
    Lucerne, Switzerland7,851 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Popular - for good reason
    Strokkur. One of the big must-do sights in Iceland. It is a popular spot, but still doesn't feel too crowded. Even though it's free to enter and free to park. Came here a bit before lunchtime in October and there were visitors, but now overflowing with tour groups. They did arrive when we left. This geysir erupts around every 6–10 minutes. Its usual height is 15–20 metres (49–66 ft), although it can sometimes erupt up to 40 metres (130 ft) high. It peaked in the 19th Century, when eruptions were a lot bigger. We witnessed a bunch of eruptions. The second one was quite impressive, the third and fourth were a lot weaker. But since they erupt so close to each other it's worth to wait for a bunch of them to witness a good one. There are some walk around the area. To the top of the hill and to some inactive geysirs. One was considerably bigger than Strokkur, but for now inactive. But the hole is still there with the blue and turquoise water visible. The area smells typically of sulfur and steam is visible throughouth the whole area. It feels like you landed on another planet. Well, most of Iceland feels like that. And it's amazing. There are big and free carparks right across the street. A big restaurant, free toilets and lots of shops. It's a good spot to spend two, three hours. But not a whole day. There's just too much else to see in the area.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 22, 2023
  • INKA97
    Frankfurt, Germany525 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth Comming
    If you have never been to a geysir, you have to come here. You can get very close to it. It "explodes" between 1-3 minutes. So make shure you wear your rain gear. Free entry with good parking posibilities and a restaurant close to it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 19, 2023
  • anotheraeolist
    New York City, New York42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must be patient! Fun and exciting stop on Golden Circle
    Strokkur is the most active geyser in the Haukadalur Valley, laying close by to Geysir, the iconic (though currently dormant) geyser from which all other geysers derive their name from. Strokkur erupts regularly, about every 8-10 minutes though I would recommend staying for a few eruptions. This is mostly because the force of every eruption varies due to the buildup of steam and pressure underneath. Sometimes you may get a particularly strong eruption, with water shooting in a tall straight column up to 100 ft tall, or you may get a solid eruption with lots of sprayage involved. If you want to avoid getting sprayed, take note of the direction of wind. The hiking trail around the various geysers is not too long and you can see them clustered around each other in the fields. There is a fairly large parking lot at the end of the road which is free, as well as several hotels and restaurants nearby too.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 29, 2024
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Nicole B
Uithoorn, The Netherlands256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Because of the sunny weather (next day they expected snow) we did visit the geyser at sunset and it was amazing. It errupts every 5 minutes (approximately) so you can stay and watch it multiple times. It was around 17.30 when we arrived so there were hardly any people left.
Written March 11, 2020
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Matthew I
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
By far one of the best sights in Iceland!
The bubbling pools of thermal water, the smell of sulfur, the dancing of the main Geysir.
The anticipation of Strokkur exploding into life, the way it teases you, building the excitement, the way it seems to be breathing, taking in a full breath before rising out of the pool with an explosion of water and steam. Shooting 20m into the air before returning to calmness once again, building once again for another show of force every 8-10mins.
We visited twice during our weeks holiday and can highly recommend visiting around 8pm (summer months) just before darkness, when the crowds have dispersed and you have the place relatively to yourselves is the best time to go.
The view point on top the hill is well worth the effort.
Memories that will never be forgotten.
Written September 2, 2023
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Ondina P
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Iceland is beautiful, everywhere. A unique experience. This is one of its places you cannot miss, the only place in Europe with these geysers. If you want to see something similar, you need to go to America... Take your time to walk around and enjoy the spectacular nature. The weather is very often cloudy and rainy, except some exceptions with lovely weather. Be ready with good clothing , be patient and make a full immersion in this environment, you will be satisfied. Iceland offers people a chance to see the earth the way it was.
Written April 13, 2020
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ray
Staines, UK786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Livelane
Surrey, UK156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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carrie w
Ipswich, UK1,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
It was very wet the day we went here but was great to see Strokkur take off and some of the other Geysirs bubbling away.

Strokkur isn’t far about a 5 minute walk from the main entry point.
Keep to the main walking paths. Definitely worth a visit.
Restaurants and parking are near by.
Written January 1, 2020
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flumencaeruleum
Wayne, PA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a really neat park with a short walk among bubbling springs to get to the main geysir. Watching it boil over and shoot water into the air from up close is quite a spectacle that any traveler will find worthwhile. There are also places to get food at this stop.
Written January 8, 2020
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Judelephant
Southport, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was one of my favourite attractions on our recent visit to Iceland. To see the juxtaposition of the ice and the hot water was incredible. It's worth watching Strokkur for a while to see how it varies its "eruptions". I could have watched for longer. Other spots along the path have their own beauty, such as the little bubbling pools or the "plopping" little holes that you just know harbours fizzing, boiling water. It's like nothing else you will ever see. There is a set of cafes and a huge gift shop opposite which in true Icelandic fashion is eye wateringly expensive (£10 for a bowl of veg soup). But honestly that's not what you're there for. It's spectacular nature that is the draw. And it is fantastic.
Written February 28, 2020
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