We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Up close & personal”
Review of Strokkur

Strokkur
Book In Advance
More Info
$129.00*
and up
Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Spa Day Trip from Reykjavik
More Info
$77.82*
and up
Golden Circle Express Tour from Reykjavik
More Info
$269.00*
and up
Snorkeling Silfra Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Geysir
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed July 19, 2013

One of the nice things about the Strokkur geyser, is that you can observe it erupt from only a few feet away. Slowly you can see the basin fill with water, start to boil and erupt (on average every 4 - 5 minutes while we were visiting). If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a stop!

Thank maloney1969
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (3,622)
There are newer reviews for Strokkur
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

2,346 - 2,350 of 3,624 reviews

Reviewed July 18, 2013

First I got there did not know that it has a active geysir because we were told big one is no longer active. So when it went off it was a surpise. It is noce to watch it little from above for a nice camera shot and that to go near for more personal experience. Nearby is nice reastaurant to have some lunch and to observe geysir while you eat.

Thank nibu1979
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great to see the geysirs erupt, very humbling watching the Earth's power. Good lunch stop as well. The shop was very good. There plenty of facilities at the site.

Thank Ian G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Every five minutes or so, Strokkur erupts spectacularly, often followed quickly by a second eruption of nearly equal magnificence. Keep your camera ready and focused, as you can capture some very interesting photos of water projecting from the crater at the beginning of the eruption, but you have to be quick.
The surrounding pools are also a lot of fun to see, and offer some great photos set against the backdrop of Iceland's hills and flowers.
If it is crowded, wait twenty minutes or so and a tour bus or two will likely depart, diminishing the crowd significantly.

Thank Dustin C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Almost impossible to think that anyone would visit Iceland and not want to see the home of the Geysir. A small site that can get overrrun with people very quickly but if you wait another 10 minutes not only will the geysir go again for you but one or two coach parties will leave and make more room. You can almost predict when strokkur will go as the water bubbles more furiously then there is a slight pause before she spurts 40 metres into the air, so plenty of notice to get the camera ready. Even Little Geysir is great to watch and almost hesitantly steams as if afraid to spout for fear of upsetting her larger neighbour. Midges were nowhere to be seen to - possibly fearful of the steam and smell :-)

1  Thank SurreyGirl27
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Strokkur also viewed

Blaskogabyggd, South Region
 
South Region, Iceland
 

Been to Strokkur? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing