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"Strokkur is a fountain-type geyser located in a geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland, in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík. It's one of the most active geysers in Iceland and erupts every 6 to 10 minutes, blasting hot water to heights of around 15 to 20 meters (49 to 65 feet), although it has been known to reach up to 40 meters (131 feet). The word Strokkur translates to "churn" in Icelandic, a fitting name considering the geyser's frequent and powerful eruptions. witnessing a Strokkur eruption is a thrilling experience, and the geyser is a popular stop for visitors traveling the Golden Circle, a route that also includes Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. The surrounding geothermal area is also home to other geothermal features like mud pots and hot springs."
"When you plan your route around the Golden Circle, Geysir is at the top of your list. But be prepared, it's doubtful that you'll actually get to see Iceland's Great Geysir in action. The first geyser seen by Europeans rarely erupts anymore. The ride is not time wasted, though. Strokkur, a second geyser in the same area, is much more consistent. Strokkur shoots water 50-130 feet in the air approximately every 6-10 minutes. Boiling mud pits, hot springs, and steam vents surround the geyser. Be sure to stay on the well-marked walking path to avoid getting burned. Note: It's rare to have Strokkur all to yourself. Plan to come early or late to avoid the large crowds."
"Strokkur Geyser, located in the geothermal area of Haukadalur in Iceland, is known for its frequent and spectacular eruptions, which occur every 6-10 minutes and can reach heights of up to 30 meters (98 feet). It is one of Iceland's most famous geysers and a popular tourist attraction, offering a vivid display of geothermal activity."
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