Keflavík

From American base to Northern Lights chase.

Iceland's 'Beatle Town'. Taste fresh seafood and experience the natural wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Welcome to Keflavík, a town that is a gateway to Iceland thanks to the international airport located here. It sits on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland, known for its rich Viking history, a love for music.

Keflavík's history goes back to the 16th century. The Viking World Museum offers a window into that era, with exhibits showcasing a life-sized replica of a Viking ship. This place is especially interesting for those with kids - there are activities such as dressing up in Viking clothes.

The town is also famous for its rich music culture. It's often referred to as the 'Beatle Town' because of the influence of the Beatles on the local music scene. Keflavík's annual music festival, 'Beatle Town Festival', is a testament to this influence.

The town is close to several natural wonders. The Reykjanesviti lighthouse, the oldest in Iceland, is just a short drive away and offers panoramic views of the surrounding seascape. The nearby Bridge Between Continents is a small footbridge over a major fissure which provides clear evidence of the rifting of the earth's crust.

With its oceanfront location, Keflavík is also a great place to enjoy fresh seafood. The town has a number of restaurants where you can taste traditional Icelandic dishes, such as fermented shark or dried fish, but also fresh fish and seafood.

The weather in Keflavík can be unpredictable, typical of Iceland's climate. Prepare for sudden changes and pack layers - you might experience four seasons in one day.

Average temperatures during the day in Keflavík.

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