Explore Strokkur Geyser

Strokkur

One of the highlights of the golden circle in Iceland.

The Geyser, Strokkur, has a small rest stop built around it and after parking, you will walk about five minutes north of the road. There is a high level of anticipation and thrill sitting and waiting for Strokkur to explode.

It occurs around every 5-10 minutes and if you are lucky enough to be there during the sunset you can get a nice glow from the sun behind the geyser.

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  • Warm clothes if in winter
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Worth A Visit, If You Haven't Seen a Geyser Before

Going to Geysir is fun if you've never seen a thermal feature before. If you have visited Yellowstone and have a limited time in Iceland, I would skip visiting here. Fairly underwhelming to Yellowstone's geysers and hot springs. If you are already driving the Golden Circle, it's worth a quick stop.

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The original geyser has been damaged due to people throwing trash and soap in it over the years. I suppose it will never return to its former glory but definitely a worthy site on the Golden Circle...be sure to stop off at Gulfoss though!

Don't miss the stop at Geysir along the Golden Circle!

The Golden Circle is an easy day trip out of Reykjavik. This is the middle stop between Þingvellir National Park and Gullfoss the spectacular waterfall. It is a busy parking lot with lots of tour buses. It is a short walk once you fight your way through the cafe and gift shop across the road to the geyser. There a plenty of people standing around Strokkur so you definitely won't miss it. There are a number of other pools of various size and color to look at, but we spent most of our time watching the geyser. There is a higher point that you can walk up to, seems to be about a half mile that would provide a decent look out of at least a 270 degree view point, but we opted to skip that part although many continued down the trail. The food in the cafe seemed to be interesting, but we wanted to get away from the crowds and drive on further. We drove a little out of our way based on a recommendation from a local for lunch at Friðheimar a tomato farm that has excellent homemade tomato soup and bread. It is all you can eat with unlimited water, coffee and tea as well included in the price. They do close at 4 pm, but let us stay longer. They have a few other drink and food options but the soup and setting was a fun and unique experience.


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