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Sightseeing in Keflavik - what to see. Complete travel guide

Situated on the Reykjanes peninsula, Keflavik is recognized for its inimitable relaxation atmosphere, beautiful views and promising entertainments. It has the charm and spirit of a small seaside town and many entertaining and cultural events for visitors. There are even a few galleries showing and selling locally produced goods and works by Icelandic artists.
In the vicinity of Keflavik, you will find the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa Resort, which is just 15 minutes drive away. The region where this retreat spa is located is famous for its … Open
Keflavik is also famous for the fact that in the 1970s it was called the "city of musicians" or "beatel-city". And also now musicians from all over the world gather in Keflavik. It is famous for drifting icebergs, ice caves, beautiful geysers. In summer, you can take the excursions for a bunch of killer whales, humpback whales and dolphins, as well as visit the festival of lights. In this city, you discover Iceland on the new side, with its riddles and fairy tales, with trolls and elves.
It is worth visiting the Duushus museum, which has an interesting exhibition about the influence of the NATO base on the inhabitants of Keflavik. For 55 years, the NATO base defended the island from a possible Russian invasion, but at the end of the Cold War, the American contingent began to leave the base, completing this process in 2006. The exhibition shows the things that Americans left at the base, including some uniforms that were left in the laundry. There is a section of the US military food base and the layout of the officer's apartment. The exhibition is regularly visited by Icelanders to understand how America influenced their culture. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Keflavik has one of the largest and most advanced airports in the world. The fastest and easiest way to get to the city is by plane. 2. In the city, literally everywhere you can pay … Open
NATO bases themselves were closed only a few years ago and are still in a very good condition. To prevent them from completely decaying, the Icelandic government began to use them and many companies opened offices in these buildings. There are plans to use the bases for a private hospital and a children's clinic.
Keflavik The most famous attraction near Keflavik is the Blue Lagoon. It is a complex of thermal pools of different temperatures, the water in which has a varying composition - from quartz to blue-green algae. In addition to several reservoirs, you can relax in saunas and baths (three varieties), and also be smeared from head to foot with curative clay. The cost of admission is 16 dollars for an unlimited stay.
Keflavik, or Reykjanesbær, is attractive with its atmosphere of calmness and serenity like any other small town in Iceland. This atmosphere cannot be confused with any other - it is here … Open
Another interesting place in this area is the national park with lake Kfeifarvatn, along whose shores small hydrogen sulfide geysers spit in all directions. Near the lake there is a "steam valley", where the Earth bursts steams, and boils water in colorful puddles. Petrol-heads would love the local roads winding along the ocean, then among the mountains and lava fields.
Keflavik The most unusual and visited cultural center of the city is the museum with the original name “World of Vikings”. Its visitors will learn a lot of interesting things about how the Vikings lived in the North Atlantic. The main exhibit of the museum is a unique mock-up of a full sized Viking boat. Experts tried to recreate the ship exactly as it was in the 9th century.
Guests of Keflavik will have a chance to taste a lot of unusual dishes that have long become regular to locals. Pay special attention to fish dishes, which have been the basis of the local … Open
Fans of rock will be interested in visiting the “Icelandic Rock and Roll Museum”, which offers visitors a very unusual exposition. There are several beautiful thematic installations, and collections of old records, musical instruments and even personal belongings of world famous artists can be seen. This museum is very popular among tourists with children, because it also has interactive exhibits. There is real equipment from the recording studio and everyone can learn how to work on it. The museum has an interesting souvenir shop where guests can buy T-shirts and other paraphernalia with its symbols.
Keflavik The perfect place for a family visit will be the “Keflavik Maritime Center”. This is a very interesting cultural center, which presents hundreds of masterfully recreated models of ancient ships. Here you can see replicates of old fishing boats, and Viking ships. An excursion to this museum is accompanied by very informative stories. In addition to ship models, guests can see old ship equipments, as well as other questioning exhibits related to the marine theme.
While walking around Keflavik, you can notice are a lot of shops selling knitwear and yarn. Knitting remains one of the favorite hobbies among locals. Moreover, not only women but also men … Open
There is also a small Historical Museum in Keflavik that will surprise guests with a variety of exhibits and unusual design. It is located in a beautiful wooden building, in which it was possible to completely preserve the wooden floor and walls. Here, in rooms with low wooden ceiling, there are paintings by local artists, various household items and thematic expositions, including those related to marine themes.
Keflavik Keflavik guests have a huge selection of exciting excursions, during which tourists can see the local natural attractions. At certain times of the year, watching of whales and dolphins is organized for tourists. Sea walks remain the most popular option for family holidays. Independent tourists can take a boat at the port and go fishing or take a walk along the coast.
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Hakarl Rotten Shark in Cafe Loki Restaurant

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
Locals believe that if on Christmas Eve you will eat a few slices of smelly meat, the whole year you will remain steadfast and strong, like a true Viking. This unusual method of cooking shark meat is not accidental. Eating this meat fresh is very dangerous due to the high content of urea. After proper exposure, the meat becomes safe. Gourmets will like visiting Iceland in January, during Thorrablot annual gastronomic festival. Its guests can enjoy not only hakarl, but other popular dishes of the rugged Vikings. … Read further

Lagoon Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
The temperature of the water in the lagoon is about 40 degrees even in winter. That's why cool tankards are very popular. Lagoon Bar is 200 meters wide and for the last years it was modified in the unique SPA complex. In addition to the bar you can find a great restaurant. Also, the visitors can go to the medical clinic and even walk around the nearby shops, that are located on the complex's territory. The SPA complex was opened in 1999. At first, the locals found and liked this lake. If you are looking for the most outstanding bar in the world – come here! … Read further

Sightseeing in Iceland: things to see

Reykjavik suburbs are famous mostly thanks to interesting nature places. A trip to Esja Volcano is very popular with tourists. The slopes of the volcano are flat, so one doesn’t need to be an alpinist to climb up. The Hengil region is home to one more prominent landmark – the big valley of geysers. There are several big pools in the valley. Iceland is a country of geysers, there are more than 7 thousand hot springs there, and the majority of these springs have been combined into special fields. Haudakalur, which is located on the south of Iceland, is the largest geyser field in the country. … Open
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