Strokkur (“churn”) 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.
Strokkur belongs to the Haukadalur valley area, where various other geothermal features such as mud pools, fumaroles, and other geysers are located around it, such as the famous Geysir geyser, which lies only 50 meters to the north.
Strokkur is currently the most energetic spouting spring in Iceland. It spouts every few minutes, sometimes to a height of 40 m, yet generally less than 10-20 m.
Strokkur, born following an earthquake in 1294, became inactive in 1896 due to another seismic shock that blocked the water pipe. It was only in 1963 when the inhabitants of the area decided to clean up the pipeline that the geyser once again began erupting regularly. The jet is so powerful and spectacular that it leaves anyone who witnesses the uniqueness of this fantastic phenomenon breathless.
Strokkur, which in Icelandic means “churn”, or the wooden container used to make butter, is undoubtedly the most photographed attraction in Iceland. Strokkur is a place where nature manifests all its power, an exciting and always different show that is repeated many times a day and therefore impossible to miss. Access to the geyser is totally free and visitors can get quite close, but there is of course a safe distance to respect.
According to the Internet