Strokkur Geyser is one of Iceland's most visited natural sights and is located only about 20 metres from the more famous Geysir.

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Iceland's most active geyser

While the Geysir geyser of all geysers is inactive for years at a time, Strokkur, on the other hand, is one of the most active geysers in Iceland. It has been spewing a column of water to a height of 15 to 30 metres roughly every 10 minutes for many years. In contrast to Geysir, Strokkur is always on show.

Strokkur's activity began at the end of the 18th century and lasted continuously until the mid-20th century, when a strong earthquake blocked the stream and the geyser became dormant. As it was already a tourist attraction at the time, the Icelandic authorities decided to clean and drill the vent in 1963 and since then Strokkur has been gushing to the surface again at regular 5-10 minute intervals.

Blesi Thermal Spring

Just a few hundred metres from both Strokkur and Geysir, a thermal spring with water at around 40 °C also rises to the surface, filling two natural pools. The pleasant temperature and the nice surroundings would tempt one to take a dip, but this is strictly forbidden in the entire Haukadalur valley area due to nature protection.

However, you can admire the geysers and thermal springs from the wooden walkways that run in close proximity to them.

Admission to the Haukaladur area

Strokkur is just one of the many geysers in the geothermal valley of Haukaladur, through which there are comfortable walkways suitable for all categories of hikers. Currently, there is no entrance fee and there are no restricted opening hours.


Strokkur is located at one of the furthest point of the Golden Triangle (or circuit) and hence can be a good place for accommodation. There are two hotels right by the car park with standard Icelandic prices from 202 eur per night per room upwards: the Litli Geysir Hotel and the Hotel Geysir.

There is also a Geysir tjaldsvæði campsite right at the entrance, where you don't pay per tent space but per person, namely 1 800 isk per adult + an optional fee 500 isk for using the showers, see the official website. Slightly cheaper is Skjol Camping, about 2 km away, with prices from 1 500 isk per person.

How to get here?

Strokkur Geyser is about 105 km from Reykjavík near the main road number 35 (route map: mapy .cz), which is fully asphalted and of very good quality. It is passable all year round. There is a large free parking lot near the entrance.

There are no public transport buses, but you can take advantage of the many travel agencies in Reykjavík and take a tourist bus here. For example, Reykjavík Excursions offers a 6-hour trip across the entire Golden Circle, including a visit to the Haukaladur area from 8 000 isk, which is a very friendly price by Icelandic standards.

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