Strokkur is the main attraction in the beautiful Haukadalur geothermal area. In a geothermal valley of more than 50 hot springs and multicolored mudpots in southwest Iceland are two geysers, which are called Geysir and Strokkur. This seismic activity created a number of hot new springs, as well as those two impressive geysers.
Today the geyser remains an essential element of almost every tourist’s itinerary. The place is part of the most famous sights of Iceland. In fact this is the only reliable geyser in this famous geyser field. Every few minutes it forms some 10 – 20 m tall fountain, first starting with an unique bubble. Sometimes fountain is even 40 m high.
After the eruption the pool of geyser is emptied – but it quickly (even in 10 seconds) fills up. Before the eruption the pool is pulsating up and down and then a pulse of steam pushes the water upwards, forming a weird bubble with steam visible through it!
The steam breaks the bubble and eruption starts. For most part there is one powerful burst, but there may happen several bursts as well.
Currently Strokkur belongs to the most spectacular geysers on Earth.