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Selfoss Geyser

Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland
+354 480 6800
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  • Excellent59%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old faithful” (40 reviews)
“hot water” (41 reviews)
“few minutes” (70 reviews)
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Gesyir Center, Selfoss 8001, Iceland
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+354 480 6800
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"old faithful"
in 40 reviews
"hot water"
in 41 reviews
"few minutes"
in 70 reviews
"gift shop"
in 50 reviews
"golden circle"
in 103 reviews
"across the road"
in 29 reviews
"bubbling pools"
in 16 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 15 reviews
"geothermal activity"
in 11 reviews
"natural phenomenon"
in 18 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 11 reviews
"walk around"
in 15 reviews
"soup"
in 15 reviews
"erupted"
in 146 reviews
"yellowstone"
in 49 reviews
"strokkur"
in 70 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Must visit geysir , natural hot water Sparks every 5 minutes, incredible it is . Location and view also very very nice

Thank Bhavinmfab
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dramatic if a little unpredictable geyser. Site is open to the wind, so dress appropriately. Free entry and free parking at Visitor Center. Worth a visit if on the way to or from Gullfoss Waterfall which is nearby.

Thank Andy D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a bus tour "Golden Circle" from Celebrity Eclipse cruise. Geyser shot up about 30 feet. There are small steam vents along the path to the Geyser. There is a fairly large gift shop selling woolen items, souvenirs etc. A long drive to see just...More

Thank Lesley L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frequent erruptions. Fenced off, but good pictures can be done. Watch for which way the wind is blowing. Short walk up from bathrooms and food.

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit underwhelmed when we arrived, weather was poor and it looked like a field. Then the magic starts. Steam rising everywhere and the pools bubbling away. The Geysers went off a couple of times when we were there. Nice visitors centre with gifts, the Icelandic...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and different element of the earth and reflection of the geothermal properties of this beautiful country.

Thank Kiwibell2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an extraordinary place! Suitable for adults and kids, amazing natural wonder that is a must see when in Iceland! Would go back!

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Instead of paying for a bus tour we hired a car to visit the geyser, waterfall and secret lagoon. the geyser was our first stop and it was amazing to watch.

Thank patsyandrews1951
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was OK. Not on the scale of many other geysers but pretty regular. Naturally, there is a gift shop.

Thank denise b
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

not a long stop here..but got to see the geyser spluttering. .smells eggy lol..lovely natural place..Cafe and gift shop

Thank speakekaren
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Bindukg
30 June 2017|
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Response from 711elf | Reviewed this property |
I would buy a good map at one of the gas stations. I bought my waterproof map of Iceland from Amazon and highlighted the routes I wanted to take. Also, you could use GPS. The whole country has wifi but it is spotty... More
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Bindukg
30 June 2017|
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Response from GeorgeFMarkhamON | Reviewed this property |
Expensive guided tours OR rent a car and drive yourself (better).
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gpsjulie
23 May 2017|
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Response from Dane S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Took one over and back earlier this month.
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