Watching Strokkur erupt

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The geysers are just one stop of three on the renowned Golden Circle daytrip of southwest Iceland. On the 4th of July of this year, we traveled the Golden Circle and it was incredible.

According to Lonely Planet, Geysir, located just next to Strokkur, is the original after which all other geysers in the world are named. However, it tends to erupt infrequently due to the stones thrown into it by tourists in the ’50s. Today, eager visitors cluster around the rope cordons waiting for the eruptions to occur. Luckily Strokkur (pictured above) erupts regularly every ten to twenty minutes. Watching the water rush up in a white foaming swirl and then disappear into the ground is an experience that excites and delights. While I was there, Strokkur erupted three times.

Visiting the sites of Golden Circle day trip is free (transport costs excluded), but touristy stores are located close to each of the three attractions.

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5 comments

      1. It sure was; you must have been to Gullfoss and Ăžingvellir as well then. I’ve only been once to Iceland, in June 2010, and that was enough to get me addicted. (If you like to see what I shot there, type ‘Iceland’ in the searchbox.). See you!

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