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Strokkur Tours

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Strokkur
Geysir may be Iceland’s best-known geyser (and the one after which all others are named), but its neighbor, Strokkur, is equally impressive. Despite only rising to heights of up to 100 feet (30.5 meters), compared to Geysir’s 200 feet (61 meters), Strokkur erupts several times an hour, unlike Geysir, which remains largely dormant thanks to its clogged conduit.

The Basics
Opened up by an earthquake in 1789 and reactivated by human intervention in 1963 after being blocked by a second earthquake, Strokkur has been erupting regularly ever since. The highly anticipated eruptions of Strokkur, cradled in a 10-foot-wide (3-meter-wide) crater in the Haukadalur geothermal area, begin with the formation of a pulsing bubble of hot water, which reaches temperatures of around 390°F (200°C) before a rush of steam breaks through and shoots into the air. The geyser now stands among Iceland’s most popular natural attractions, a much-visited sight along the Golden Circle route from Reykjavik.

Multiple tours around the Golden Circle leave Reykjavik every day, and most include visits to Strokkur, alongside other landmarks such as Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. Add on activities such as snowmobiling or a visit to a hot spring.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Strokkur is a must-visit for nature lovers. 
  • In Icelandic “strokkur” means, appropriately, “churn.”
  • Other natural features of the Haukadalur Valley, around Strokkur, include fumaroles, hot springs, mud pits, and other smaller geysers.
  • A restaurant, café, and gift shop are opposite the main geothermal area in Haukadalur Valley.

How to Get There
By car, it takes around an hour and 45 minutes to get to Strokkur from Reykjavik, making it easy to visit on a day trip from the capital. There is no public transportation, so those traveling without a car often join a guided tour that includes round-trip transportation.

When to Get There
Strokkur is one of the few geysers in the world to erupt regularly and reliably, meaning there is no bad time to visit. The area does tend to get crowded with tourists during the daytime, however, so, if possible, time your visit for early morning or early evening.

Environmental Issues
One of the main reasons that Geysir is currently experiencing a period of low activity is that soap used to be pumped into the vents to make the eruptions more dramatic. This damaged the structure of the vent and prevented water building up, so authorities have guarded Strokkur against interference by putting chains around it. However, that didn’t stop Chilean artist Marco Evaristti from pouring in food coloring to make the eruption pink. He was arrested and fined (but left the country without paying).
Address: Strokkur, Iceland
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Witness the three wonders of the famous Iceland Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide and learn the history and geology of each site. See the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir and the incredible tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. On route, drink in Iceland’s stark beauty and learn how islanders are using its natural steam and geothermal waters to produce sustainable energy.
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
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Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik

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Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover the magnetic landscapes of the ‘land of fire and ice’ on this excursion along Iceland’s most popular tourist route—the Golden Circle. Leave Reykjavik behind for a thrilling afternoon of sightseeing, stopping to snap photos of the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and marvel at the Strokkur geyser. Then, learn about Iceland’s fiery volcanic history as you explore the geological wonders of the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
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Golden Circle Express Tour Including Optional Blue Lagoon Admission from Reykjavik

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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Small-Group Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Private Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Visit all the landmarks and highlights of southwest Iceland during this private day tour of the Golden Circle. With your dedicated guide and private transportation, this tour ensures a flexible itinerary and personalized attention. Stop in the Thingvellir National Park, see the Geysir and Stokkur geysers, the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, and the Kerid crater, among other sites.
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Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour Including Admission

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Golden Circle & South Coast Day Tour

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Make the most of your limited time in Iceland on this guided tour from Reykjavík that combines the highlights of the Golden Circle with a visit to Fontana Geothermal Spa. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, site of the world's first parliament. See the erupting geysers and hot springs of Geysir and teeming waterfall of Gullfoss. In between sightseeing, head for the geothermal spa to soak up the healing and relaxing waters.
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Golden Circle of Iceland - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s renowned Golden Circle on a private full-day tour of iconic natural landmarks. Alongside an expert guide, absorb the spectacular landscapes of Thingvellir National Park and walk over the spot at which the Eurasian and American tectonic plates diverge. Gaze at the erupting geysers at Haukadalur Valley; see the steam rise from the surface of Lugarvatn’s hot springs; and capture photographs of the colossal cascades of the Gullfloss Waterfall. Receive undivided attention from your expert guide on this private tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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