Strokkur - Geysers & Hot Springs

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Strokkur - located in the Haukadalur valley in Iceland - is a fountain-like geyser that erupts dramatically every 5-10 minutes. It is one of the most popular stops on the Golden Circle tourist route in Iceland. There's ample parking at the tourist information centre - which also houses a large shop selling gifts and clothing, toilet facilities and a restaurant. Crossing the road from the parking, you start to see steam coming from pools in the hillside. The path is roped to keep visitors safe - signs indicate that the water in the pools and in the streams can reach 80-100 degrees Celsius! Keep children on hand as it's easy for little ones to run under the guide rope. Reaching the Strokkur geyser rewards you with a spectacular sight - regular 15-20 metre eruptions, which can apparently sometime reach 40 metres. You might find it difficult to get a 'person-free' photo of the eruptions as when we were there (May 2019), there were people all around the perimeter of the geyser. The path to the geyser continues up the hillside. The climb is worth it as a view down the hill to see the eruptions gives another perspective.
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