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Iceland offers disabled travelers countless adventures in the Land of Fire and Ice!

Special wheelchairs are available for visitors who want to relax in the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik. The Bridge Between Continents marks the tectonic plate boundary between Europe and North America. Strokkur Geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall on the famous Golden Circle are both wheelchair accessible.

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Strokkur Geyser

The beautiful Strokkur geyser is located near the Hvítá River in the southwestern part of Iceland. It is one of the country’s most famous geysers. It erupts every 4 to 8 minutes and releases water that reaches an average of 20 meters high, but can reach over 40 meters.

Strokkur was first reported in 1789, after an earthquake unblocked the flow of water. Eruptions were regular until 1896 when another earthquake inactivated it. In 1963, local people succeeded in unblocking the water flow and the geyser has been active ever since.

Prior to eruptions, the pool is full and gently pulsates. The eruption commences when a pulse of rising steam pushes the water upwards forming a large dome of water. The steam bursts through and expels the water at great speed.

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Magnificent shot of Strokkur Geyser bursting viewed from a distance so that you can see the height.

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It didn’t take long for Gemma to fall in love with Reykjavik.  The town was quaint, the people were lovely, and scenery was beautiful.  She and Fergal had spent their first day in Reykjavik together, exploring the city; on their second day, they took a day trip to The Golden Circle to see the Strokkur geyser, the Gullfoss Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park; now, their third day was completely dedicated to relaxation at the Blue Lagoon.  She hadn’t quite over-exerted herself during the city or Golden Circle tours (half the time Fergal made sure she didn’t), but she knew her knee would appreciate this day.  Especially since tomorrow they’d be traveling again, flying to London so Fergal could show up at the WWE UK Championship announcement.  

The day had been long but relaxing, and they both had a blast.  Gemma was able to take off her brace while she was in the Lagoon and it felt amazing to her.  She hadn’t felt so relaxed in months.  It helped that Fergal was there, cracking jokes and chatting up random people.  They met a nice Icelandic family there with their children, as well as a Spanish couple who climbed mountains as their holidays.  Fergal even got recognized by a fan at one point, right in the water, and Gemma was roped in to take a picture of them.  It was awkward, but she didn’t think too much of it.  

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(Nice view of Gulfoss wrapped in ice in here)

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Drone point of view captures two eruptions of Strokkur Geyser, Iceland, from above

Der Geysir Strokkur im Geothermalgebiet Haukadalur in Südisland.

The geyser Strokkur in the geothermal area of Haukadalur in South Iceland.

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Freshly filmed burst from Strokkur Geyser, Iceland

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Shot in Iceland, 2016.
I made this video to give creed to Iceland’s unique geology and how it contributes to the country’s renewable energy production. Iceland sources 100% of its electricity from the use of renewable energy - namely 75% from hydro and 25% from wind. And because the island is home to several volcanoes and sits over active tectonic plates, its abundant geothermal energy provides heating to nearly every home. This makes Iceland the largest green energy producer in the world.
Lava fields, glaciers, mountains, volcanoes, geysers, alien-like rock formations… Iceland was like another planet. Someone give me money to shoot a sci-fi film there! (Films like Interstellar, Batman Begins and Prometheus, as well as Game of Thrones have shot in iconic places like these in Iceland.)
Above all, I’ve dedicated this to my parents who came with me on this trip. We don’t live in the same country anymore but we try our best to make time and go on at least one trip together every year.
Places include (in order): Reykjavik, Black Sand Beach (Vik), Dyrhólaey, Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur, Gullfoss, Svartifoss, Skaftafell, DC-3 Plane Wreck (Solheimasandur)

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Slow motion burst of Strokkur Geyser, Iceland. Look how many bubbles you can see before it goes!

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This is Strokkur Geyser in Iceland, a classic tourist location as it erupts like this basically every 5-10 minutes. Watch how the bubble of water bursts out of the way as the weight of the water is overcome - classic example of how geysers work.

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Burst from Iceland’s Strokkur Geyser