"K E F L A V Í K" Top 5 Page for this destination Keflavík by Regina1965
Keflavík Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 192 photos
Keflavík is the largest of the 3 towns known as Reykjanesbær with a population of 14.137. The other towns are Ytri- and Innri-Njardvik and Hafnir and they were joined together in 1994.
These towns are united and expanding. Keflavík is a lovely town only 10 minutes away by car from the Icelandic international airport "Flugstöð Leifs Eiríkssonar" with 2 hotels (see my tips on both the hotels) and a lot of guesthouses, a cinema and a main street with nice shops.
Its closeness to the Nato-base (evacuated in 2006, see my tips on the Nato-base) and the airport made it a booming town as well as many of the inhabitants here were working on the Nato-base.
Keflavík is often called Bítlabærinn "Beatles' Town" because a very popular Icelandic sixties rock band lived there. In Reykjanesbær there is a Waterworld (Vatnaveröld) with a 50 m indoor-swimming-pool and an indoor water park for the family.
By the sea in Keflavík there is a lovely view of the ocean and Reykjavík in the distance. There are stairs with a platform where you can enjoy the view to the fullest. The stone figures are called "The Stone Trolls" or "The Silent Sentinels" and there are more on the hills surrounding Keflavík - looking out for visitors.
The monument by the sea is in remembrance of the fishermen made by the famous Icelandic sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. The Ásmundur Sveinsson museum is in Reykjavík. This area of Keflavík is lovely by night as the cliff is lit at night. There are quite a few monuments in Reykjanesbær. The website is Reykjanesbær but is is only in Icelandic.
I added a tip on the Viking ship here below. It is now inside in a museum by the ocean (see my tips).
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