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Culture of Keflavik. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Keflavik Keflavik is quite a small town, which can be easily explored on foot in just a few hours. Within the city limits, there are no historical buildings, here you can admire only colorful houses of local residents. The main value of Keflavik is its numerous museums and art galleries. All of them keep unique exhibits within their walls.
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Keflavik's most famous attraction is the Viking World Museum containing a rich collection of artifacts on the history of the Vikings. The central exhibit is a life-sized copy of an ancient drakkar. Ships of this kind were built by the Vikings back in the 9th century. Besides the models of old boats, the museum presents collections of old weapons and traditional Viking clothing.
It is noteworthy that in 2000 a trip to New York was made by the unique ship model. It was successful and once again confirmed that the Vikings were great navigators. The Viking World Museum is located on the outskirts of the city, in a very picturesque natural area. It is open to visitors 7 days a week. The museum building with panoramic windows is an interesting architectural landmark. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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No less interesting is the Reykjanes Museum of Heritage stylized as an old village. The territory of this museum accommodates turf houses built in accordance with historical traditions. In each of these miniature houses, the atmosphere of past centuries was carefully restored using authentic antiquities for their equipment. Now all museum visitors can see how local people kept the house hundreds of years ago with their own eyes. Throughout the year, thematic festivals dedicated to national traditions and crafts are regularly held in the ethnographic museum.
Keflavik One more interesting museum is the Duushus focusing on the history of local fishing industry development. This museum displays more than a hundred models of old fishing ships and boats, which were used in different periods. The most beautiful are considered to be models of elegant masted schooners, the heyday of which was in the 19th century. Also, the museum presents models of diesel trawlers that local fishermen used in the 20th century. In addition to ship models, the museum offers a collection of marine-themed paintings.
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Keflavik has the only rock museum in Iceland, which is called the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll. Opened in 2014, the museum stores an interesting collection of old photographs, videos, musical instruments and personal belongings of famous performers. Despite its specific name, this museum is dedicated to many different music genres that were popular among locals in different periods. Some of the museum exhibits date back to the first half of the 19th century. During the tour, visitors can try to play various musical instruments or visit a karaoke room.
Keflavik One of the most unique historical symbols of Keflavik is the airport. Looking at it today, it is hard to imagine that once it was built as a military airbase. During the Second World War, it was founded by the US military, and in the postwar period, the base was re-equipped into a civilian airport. So far, Keflavík International Airport is considered the most modern in the world. It has long acquired the status of a popular tourist attraction. Many tourists visit the airport just to appreciate its unique architecture and design elements. It is located in a very beautiful natural area where it is always nice to walk.
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The city also has the very interesting Reykjanes Art Museum where a contemporary art collection is presented. Opened just a few years ago, this art gallery displays a collection of paintings by famous local artists. The main part of the gallery is reserved for holding temporary exhibitions where paintings of various styles are presented. Photo exhibitions are often held here too.
Keflavik If attractions available within the city seem not enough, you can go explore its picturesque surroundings. Several ancient lighthouses are preserved on the coast, the most interesting one is Galtarviti. It seems quite tiny on the background of mountain ranges; a few years ago a museum was opened in the lighthouse. It is dedicated to the times when Icelandic coast was attractive to pirates who often hid their treasures in local caves. The best time to visit the old lighthouse is summer, interesting hiking routes start from this place.
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Those wishing to touch the recent history should head to the Höfdi House dating back to 1909. Originally it was the home of the French consul, later the famous house was visited by Churchill and Marlene Dietrich, and in the 1980s, Reagan and Gorbachev met here to put an end to the Cold War. Besides its historical significance, the house is also known for its beauty. It is rumored that the first owner eventually moved out of the house because of the ghost of a woman who has been living here for many years. While the house can only be explored from the outside, it is still used for official events. … Open
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Culture guide to Keflavik. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Keflavik: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Keflavik. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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