Strokkur

by Elizabeth Brettschneider


 Photo by Halli Egils.

Photo by Halli Egils.

Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is one of Iceland's most famous geysers. Located in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River east of Reykjavík, this incredible geyser, which the attorneys at the firm were lucky to see last weekend, erupts about every eight to ten minutes, typically reaching heights of about one hundred feet. Strokkur is close to the currently inactive Great Geysir, which is so famous that the English word "geyser" originates from it. The area reportedly became active more than 1000 years ago and along with exploding geysers features boiling mud pits and lovely views. Our trip was wonderfully organized by Icelimo Luxury Travel. In addition to seeing the geysers, we made it out to the Blue Lagoon, experienced the Northern Lights (okay, some clouds crept in so we didn't get the best view), walked between two continents at Thingvellir (where Game of Thrones is shot), saw the most famous waterfall in Iceland called Gullfoss, and went snowmobiling on top of Langjokull Glacier! Thanks, Icelimo!