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“The original GAY-seer” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Strokkur

Strokkur
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Golden Circle Super Jeep adventure with snowmobiling
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Geysir
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“The original GAY-seer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

As we approached, having been warmed by a lovely vegetable soup at the Gullfoss cafe, we were fully briefed by the excellent Iceland Excursion guide on how "geyser" should be pronounced and on their history in Iceland.

The Great Geysir is an unpredictable presence, but the adjacent Strokkur is more reliable - approximately every five or six minutes. It's quite an experience to be in spitting distance of such an explosion of super-heated water and steam.

Across the road is a well-stocked visitor centre, complete with appropriate tourist memorabilia.

A longer visit is very much on my list of things to do when I return to Iceland.

Visited December 2012
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“Thank goodness for reliable geysers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Seeing a geyser erupt is never dull. And a five minute wait is just long enough to build up the excitement and make it worth watching the cycle a few times. There were some nice steaming pools here but we couldn't find any blue coloured pools which we thought there was supposed to be. The paths were very icy in February so sensible she's a good idea and muddy in parts where thawed.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Unfortunately Dormant : (”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

The geyser of all geysers! Unfortunately is now dormant, but is still a nice site to see, and pose for pics next to the rock with its name. The nearby strokkur geyser more than makes up for the dormant geyser! Have a good walk round and you will feel like you are on another planet. Amazed that many of Ireland's attractions are free.

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“A sight to behold!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

The anticipation and the suspense of waiting for the water to explode is a lot of fun. Adults and children alike screamed in glee once it did, and it is truly a site for sore eyes. Truly makes you wonder how diverse and complex our planet is.

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“Hot and wet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

What to say? It does what it says on the tin. Well worth a stop on the Golden Circle tour, not hours of fun, but a half hour stop which is fun.

The cafe on site is remarkably reasonably priced considering the captive audience and the apple pie and chocolate cake are to be recommended!

Worth mentioning that entry to the site is free....how many countries could say that for such a key attraction?

Visited February 2013
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