"Keflavík - The Beatles' Town." Reykjanes Things to Do Tip by Regina1965
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I have made a special page on Keflavík with several tips on what to do there and on hotels there. Keflavík is the largest of the 3 towns known as Reykjanesbćr with a population of 14.137. The other towns are Ytri- and Innri-Njardvik and Hafnir and they were joined together in 1994.
Keflavík is a lovely town only 10 minutes away by car from the Icelandic international airport "Flugstöđ Leifs Eiríkssonar" and sometimes before going abroad with the early morning flights I stay over at one of their Keflavík hotels. There are a lot of guesthouses, a cinema and a main street with nice shops. Its closeness to the Nato-base (evacuated in 2006) and the airport made it a booming town as well. It is often called Bítlabćrinn "Beatles' Town" because a very popular Icelandic sixties rock band lived there. In Reykjanesbćr there is a Waterworld (Vatnaveröld) with a 50 m indoor-swimming-pool and an indoor water park for the family.
Among the things to do in Keflavík is visiting Viking world museum/Smithsonian museum with its exact replica of a viking ship, visiting an evacuated NATO base where Icelanders are now building up a new "town". And in a cave by the ocean you can visit The Giantess in the Black cave. There are also several museums here. Have a look at my tips on my Keflavík page for more photos and tips.
The Blue lagoon is only 15 minutes away from Keflavík.
A lovely town which I visit often.
Address: Keflavík, 230 Reykjanesbćr, Iceland
Directions: Keflavík is 54 km away from Reykjavík to the south. If going to Reykjavík take Reykjanesbraut high-way which takes you into Reykjavík.
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