Strokkur is a geyser in the Haukadalur Valley, surrounded by other mud pools and fumaroles. It erupts every 6 to 10 minutes, soaring to heights of 50 to 60 feet in the air. I didn’t take any pictures because it wasn’t the prettiest sight. Mostly a ring of people huddled perhaps a bit too closely to the water jetting out of the ground. However, the valley offered some beautiful views, as you can see below.
It was a bit commercialized, particularly for Iceland. There is a large shopping center across the street and a hotel or two. It reminded me a bit of Yellowstone National Park. But not for the good reasons–just the crowded, commercialized version of nature.