Strokkur
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, Texas1,620 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 29 July 2023
  • Matthew I
    35 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Bandit-One
    Lucerne, Switzerland10,043 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • INKA97
    Frankfurt, Germany526 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 December 2023
  • anotheraeolist
    New York City, New York233 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 February 2024
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MSkinner
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The whole area is called 'Geysir', but the only active eruptions are happening from Strokkur. Really incredible, actually. Every 8 to 10 minutes, it erupts. Just be ready with the camera! Would have loved to have seen the original Geysir, as it apparently erupted 4 to 5 times as high, but Strokkur is still impressive.
Written 29 May 2024
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SorenWH
Copenhagen Region, Denmark288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This is a must-see attraction. Every 10 min a 20 m geyser blows in the air. Parking is a couple of hundreds meter away from it
Written 22 April 2024
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Janice
Glasgow700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Amazing watching the Geyser. Keep your camera/video on and wait for the eruption, happens every 5 to 10 minutes, it’s worth the wait.
Written 15 April 2024
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anotheraeolist
New York City, NY233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
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.
Written 29 February 2024
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Travellingade
Greater London, UK80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is well worth a stop on a road trip but not so much as a one off. It is almost certainly a better Summer than Winter visit when I imagine it would look more stunning. I suspect that It's not that this is a bad experience, rather that in the scheme of Iceland there are more striking things to see, for me at least. The car parking is plentiful and free and the visitor centre provides food and drink in a pleasant building.
Written 17 February 2024
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INKA97
Frankfurt, Germany526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 19 December 2023
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SydneyPerla
Sydney632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
Visiting a geysir is always fun and surprising as you never know when it erupts. Strokkur is a bit different as it erupts regularly every 4 to 5min. The splash is sometimes smaller sometimes huge.
There is an easy walkway from the visitor centre to the geysir. Don't forget to watch the little geysir. So cute.
Written 11 December 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The geothermal area of Haukadalur is around an hour drive north from Selfoss - medium in size and easy to navigate with low efforts.
Big free parking lot across the site with restaurants and gift shop.
Among many small bubble holes and small geysers all around, two geysers dominate the site - the Geysir (upon whom all others worldwide got their name) and Strokkur.

Strokkur is the main star, you'll see hordes of people waiting it to erupt which happens every 8-10 min spraying some 10-30 met up in the air.

TIP: be patient and wait several eruptions ready with your camera. It's nature, so eruptions are not the same, some are weaker, some stronger. First 3 eruptions I witnessed were underwhelming, then the fourth sprayed so high and powerful leaving all of us wet.
Written 26 November 2023
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mtangulo
Washington DC, DC951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This area is a field of hot springs associated with geothermal activity supported by the hot springs. This geyser is the main attraction of this area, it erupts approximately every 5 minutes, it shoots hot water up into the air, be careful as it is surrounded by hot water and mud, and stay on the marked routes. Nature is powerful and beautiful. There is a large visitor center with various meal options, coffee shops, and souvenir stores.
Written 25 November 2023
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SmileyMaia
Marlow, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was just as impressive to watch as you hear. The rumours are true! We got to see this go off about 4 times while being there for less than half an hour. This is a natural beauty, you must see on your trip.
Written 24 November 2023
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