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Guidebook for Keflavík

Bjarney & Ludvik
Bjarney & Ludvik
Joined in 2017
Bjarney & Ludvik

Guidebook for Keflavík

Food Scene
Great Thai food on a reasonable price only 5 minute walk from the apartment
Thai Keflavik
Great Thai food on a reasonable price only 5 minute walk from the apartment
Great fast food place.
Olsen Olsen
62 Hafnargata
Great fast food place.
Great food and a great view over the port in a cosy environment.
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Kaffi Duus
10 Duusgata
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Great food and a great view over the port in a cosy environment.
Well SUBWAY... nothing more to say ;)
Subway
32 Hafnargata
Well SUBWAY... nothing more to say ;)
Local Hotdog stand.... Hotdog, burgers and fries
Pulsuvagninn
Local Hotdog stand.... Hotdog, burgers and fries
take a walk by the sea and end up in this great restaurant.
Soho Catering
6 Hafnargata
take a walk by the sea and end up in this great restaurant.
have a seat in a cosy environment and let the staff do there thing. Great food, great services and with in walking distance of the apartment.
Library bistro/bar
have a seat in a cosy environment and let the staff do there thing. Great food, great services and with in walking distance of the apartment.
Domino's Pizza
Domino's Pizza
86 Hafnargata
Domino's Pizza
Fernando's Pizza oven bake pizza.
VIKINGS Pizza
28 Hafnargata
Fernando's Pizza oven bake pizza.
Arts & Culture
Duus Museum is the Art and Cultural Center of Reykjanesbær. It houses the exhibition halls for the local museum, concert halls and halls for mixed cultural activities. Café Duus offers refreshments. Duus Museum is located near the marina in Gróf overlooking the Keflavík bay. On the cliffs surrounding the Duus marina is an interesting foot path where one might catch a glimpse of whales swimming near by. The marina also marks the beginning of a beautiful 10 km long walk trail along the coastline of Reykjanesbær from Keflavík to Innri Njarðvík.
Duus Safnahús / Duus Museum
Duus Museum is the Art and Cultural Center of Reykjanesbær. It houses the exhibition halls for the local museum, concert halls and halls for mixed cultural activities. Café Duus offers refreshments. Duus Museum is located near the marina in Gróf overlooking the Keflavík bay. On the cliffs surrounding the Duus marina is an interesting foot path where one might catch a glimpse of whales swimming near by. The marina also marks the beginning of a beautiful 10 km long walk trail along the coastline of Reykjanesbær from Keflavík to Innri Njarðvík.
iking World is located at the seaside in the town of Reykjanesbær with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Viking World is a five exhibition museum along with a settlement zoo, a playground and an outdoor classroom. The biggest attraction of Viking World is the magnificent Viking ship the Icelander built by the Icelandic ship builder Mr Gunnar Marel Eggertsson in 1996 who used an authentic ninth century viking ship as a model. He concentrated on using the same material and methods as the Vikings did. But Gunnar did not stop at that but took the Icelandair on a journey and sailed it to New York in 2000 as a part of the millennial celebration of Leifur Eiríksson’s journey to the New Worl
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Viking World
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iking World is located at the seaside in the town of Reykjanesbær with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Viking World is a five exhibition museum along with a settlement zoo, a playground and an outdoor classroom. The biggest attraction of Viking World is the magnificent Viking ship the Icelander built by the Icelandic ship builder Mr Gunnar Marel Eggertsson in 1996 who used an authentic ninth century viking ship as a model. He concentrated on using the same material and methods as the Vikings did. But Gunnar did not stop at that but took the Icelandair on a journey and sailed it to New York in 2000 as a part of the millennial celebration of Leifur Eiríksson’s journey to the New Worl
Sightseeing
Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, situated in the southern part of the peninsula. It is located on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Kleifarvatn Lake
Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, situated in the southern part of the peninsula. It is located on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Reykjanesviti is Iceland's oldest lighthouse. It serves as a landfall light for Reykjavík and Keflavík.
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Reykjanesviti
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Reykjanesviti is Iceland's oldest lighthouse. It serves as a landfall light for Reykjavík and Keflavík.
The lighthouses in Garðskagi were constructed 1897 and the second one in 1944 but a landmark had been there since 1847 and later a lamp was added to the landmark at 1884.
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Garðskagaviti
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The lighthouses in Garðskagi were constructed 1897 and the second one in 1944 but a landmark had been there since 1847 and later a lamp was added to the landmark at 1884.
Sudurnes Science and Learning Center is also a museum that offers two exciting exhibitions. If you are interested in the Icelandic nature and wildlife, sea creatures and research related to the areas, the Sudurnes Science and Learning Center is a place you must visit! We are too close to the airport to miss, only 5 minutes by car.
Fræðasetrið Nature Center
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Sudurnes Science and Learning Center is also a museum that offers two exciting exhibitions. If you are interested in the Icelandic nature and wildlife, sea creatures and research related to the areas, the Sudurnes Science and Learning Center is a place you must visit! We are too close to the airport to miss, only 5 minutes by car.
Small humble black church, beautiful, built from carved basaltic stones in 1887. Can't get into the church, but the scenery around itself is already worth the 2 minutes detour from Road 45. Only small part of gravel road, very little tourists. You can almost have the whole place to yourself
Hvalsneskirkja
Small humble black church, beautiful, built from carved basaltic stones in 1887. Can't get into the church, but the scenery around itself is already worth the 2 minutes detour from Road 45. Only small part of gravel road, very little tourists. You can almost have the whole place to yourself
The area is close to Reykjanes lighthouse and is collectively named Gunnuhver after a female ghost that was laid there. She had caused great disturbance until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the spring. This happened about 400 years ago. The mud pools take form where steam from boiling geothermal reservoir water emanates and condenses and mixes with surface water. Accompanying gases such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide make the water acid. This causes alteration of the fresh lava rock to clay.
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
The area is close to Reykjanes lighthouse and is collectively named Gunnuhver after a female ghost that was laid there. She had caused great disturbance until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the spring. This happened about 400 years ago. The mud pools take form where steam from boiling geothermal reservoir water emanates and condenses and mixes with surface water. Accompanying gases such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide make the water acid. This causes alteration of the fresh lava rock to clay.
Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height. On a sunny day shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls.
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Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height. On a sunny day shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls.
Þingvellir (Thingvellir) is a historic site and national park in Iceland, east of Reykjavík. It's known for the Alþing (Althing), the site of Iceland's parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures like the huge Almannagjá fault.
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Thingvellir National Park
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Þingvellir (Thingvellir) is a historic site and national park in Iceland, east of Reykjavík. It's known for the Alþing (Althing), the site of Iceland's parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures like the huge Almannagjá fault.
The crater Kerið was formed about 6,500 years ago and lies at the northern end of a row of craters known as Tjarnarhólar. It is oval, about 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep: the depth of the water at the bottom varies between 7 and 14 m. According to an old tradition, a rise in the water level here is accompanied by a corresponding fall in the pond on Búrfell in Grímsnes and vice versa. Kerið lies in the Iceland´s Western Volcanic Zone, which runs through the Reykjanes peninsula and the glacier Langjökull. Traces of volcanism are not very obvious, since most of the eruption sites are low-lying and many of the craters are hidden by vegetation, but three craters in the Grímsnes area are cl
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Kerid Crater
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The crater Kerið was formed about 6,500 years ago and lies at the northern end of a row of craters known as Tjarnarhólar. It is oval, about 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep: the depth of the water at the bottom varies between 7 and 14 m. According to an old tradition, a rise in the water level here is accompanied by a corresponding fall in the pond on Búrfell in Grímsnes and vice versa. Kerið lies in the Iceland´s Western Volcanic Zone, which runs through the Reykjanes peninsula and the glacier Langjökull. Traces of volcanism are not very obvious, since most of the eruption sites are low-lying and many of the craters are hidden by vegetation, but three craters in the Grímsnes area are cl
Seljalandsfoss is one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. It is 65 meters high according to the National Land Survey of Iceland and it is breathtakingly beautiful. It is a must visiting Seljalandsfoss when visiting the south-coast, you will not regret it! It is possible to walk behind the waterfall so bring a raincoat as you will get wet from the drizzle. It is awesome walking behind Seljalandsfoss, especially on a sunny day when one can catch a rainbow. In winter time the path is closed when it gets too slippery and dangerous to walk behind the waterfall.
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Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss is one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. It is 65 meters high according to the National Land Survey of Iceland and it is breathtakingly beautiful. It is a must visiting Seljalandsfoss when visiting the south-coast, you will not regret it! It is possible to walk behind the waterfall so bring a raincoat as you will get wet from the drizzle. It is awesome walking behind Seljalandsfoss, especially on a sunny day when one can catch a rainbow. In winter time the path is closed when it gets too slippery and dangerous to walk behind the waterfall.
‘The Forest Waterfall’ as the word Skógarfoss translates, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. This classic 62m high and 15 m wide waterfall is the last and most spectacular in a series of falls that are found in the Skógá River. Over 30 beautiful smaller waterfalls grace the river before it ultimately gushes over the cliffs at Skógar, afterwhich it gently wends its way over the Skógarsandar sand flats and onwards to the Atlantic Ocean. A path leads to the top of the waterfall and from there it is possible to hike into Skógargil ravine, where as many as 30 beautiful smaller waterfalls can be seen along the way.
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Skógafoss
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‘The Forest Waterfall’ as the word Skógarfoss translates, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. This classic 62m high and 15 m wide waterfall is the last and most spectacular in a series of falls that are found in the Skógá River. Over 30 beautiful smaller waterfalls grace the river before it ultimately gushes over the cliffs at Skógar, afterwhich it gently wends its way over the Skógarsandar sand flats and onwards to the Atlantic Ocean. A path leads to the top of the waterfall and from there it is possible to hike into Skógargil ravine, where as many as 30 beautiful smaller waterfalls can be seen along the way.
White sandy beaches? Yes, they’re nice. But what if I told you there’s a lava beach in Iceland that has risen from the ashes? Actually, Iceland has several volcanic beaches, but Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is hands down the coolest with its black sand, insane basalt columns, lava formations, towering cliffs, and caves. It wasn’t ranked one of the 10 most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world in 1991 for nothing. Oh, no.
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Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach
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White sandy beaches? Yes, they’re nice. But what if I told you there’s a lava beach in Iceland that has risen from the ashes? Actually, Iceland has several volcanic beaches, but Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is hands down the coolest with its black sand, insane basalt columns, lava formations, towering cliffs, and caves. It wasn’t ranked one of the 10 most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world in 1991 for nothing. Oh, no.
Grábrók is a crater formed by a fissure eruption approximately three thousand years ago. The fissure that initially opened during that eruption wasn't very long but left behind Grábrók and her two crater sisters that can be seen when on top. Also, from the top the massive lava about seven square kilometers that surfaced in that eruption is visible. It is a sight of geological interest comparable to Lakagígar, the Laki craters in the Icelandic Highland accessible from the Southern Region. The view from the top is not only interesting because of the lava. It is an impressive view over the most beautiful part of the Western Region Borgarfjörður.
Grábrók
Grábrók is a crater formed by a fissure eruption approximately three thousand years ago. The fissure that initially opened during that eruption wasn't very long but left behind Grábrók and her two crater sisters that can be seen when on top. Also, from the top the massive lava about seven square kilometers that surfaced in that eruption is visible. It is a sight of geological interest comparable to Lakagígar, the Laki craters in the Icelandic Highland accessible from the Southern Region. The view from the top is not only interesting because of the lava. It is an impressive view over the most beautiful part of the Western Region Borgarfjörður.
Snæfellsjökull (Snæfell Glacier) National Park was established on June 28, 2001. The Park's purpose is to protect and conserve the areas unique landscape, indigenous plant and animal life as well as important historical relics. At the same time, the Park is meant to allow visitors easier as well as improved opportunities to get to know the area. The main attraction of the Snæfellsjökull national park is Snæfellsjökull glacier that dominates the surroundings and it is the only national park in Iceland that stretches to the coast. Mount Snæfellsjökull is an active volcano which has moulded the landscape with moss covered lava fields, craters, caves, sea cliffs full of birds and black sand
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Snæfellsjökull
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Snæfellsjökull (Snæfell Glacier) National Park was established on June 28, 2001. The Park's purpose is to protect and conserve the areas unique landscape, indigenous plant and animal life as well as important historical relics. At the same time, the Park is meant to allow visitors easier as well as improved opportunities to get to know the area. The main attraction of the Snæfellsjökull national park is Snæfellsjökull glacier that dominates the surroundings and it is the only national park in Iceland that stretches to the coast. Mount Snæfellsjökull is an active volcano which has moulded the landscape with moss covered lava fields, craters, caves, sea cliffs full of birds and black sand
Vestmannaeyjar (Western Islands) is an archipelago off Iceland’s south coast, formed by underwater volcanic eruptions. The youngest island, Surtsey, was formed in 1963. Heimaey is the largest and only inhabited island. It has 2 volcanoes, Helgafell and Eldfell. Interactive displays at Eldheimar Museum, in Heimaey Town, chronicle Eldfell’s devastating 1973 eruption, when some 400 buildings were destroyed.
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Vestmannaeyjar
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Vestmannaeyjar (Western Islands) is an archipelago off Iceland’s south coast, formed by underwater volcanic eruptions. The youngest island, Surtsey, was formed in 1963. Heimaey is the largest and only inhabited island. It has 2 volcanoes, Helgafell and Eldfell. Interactive displays at Eldheimar Museum, in Heimaey Town, chronicle Eldfell’s devastating 1973 eruption, when some 400 buildings were destroyed.
Traverse the corridors, visit the exhibition halls and use the interactive displays at the Lava Centre to discover the colossal and complex natural forces that shape the Earth and began to create Iceland tens of millions of years ago
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Keiluhöllin
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Traverse the corridors, visit the exhibition halls and use the interactive displays at the Lava Centre to discover the colossal and complex natural forces that shape the Earth and began to create Iceland tens of millions of years ago
Shopping
Bónus supermarket.
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Bónus
260 Fitjar
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Bónus supermarket.
Bónus
Nettó
14 Iðavellir
Local vinestore.
Vínbúðin
4 Krossmói
Local vinestore.
local shoe store.
Skóbúðin í keflavík
local shoe store.
Local Icelandic jewellery designer. If you want to buy something perfect for your loved one, this is the place to go.
Georg V. Hannah
49 Hafnargata
Local Icelandic jewellery designer. If you want to buy something perfect for your loved one, this is the place to go.
Need to get your glasses fixed or buy sunglasses. This is the place to go. The store is a 5 minute walk from the apartment and is also located in the airport.
Optical Studio
2 Fálkavöllur
Need to get your glasses fixed or buy sunglasses. This is the place to go. The store is a 5 minute walk from the apartment and is also located in the airport.
Everything Else
Local post office
Pósturinn
Local post office
local hospital
Heilsugæsla Suðurnesja / Southern regional hosbital
local hospital
Getting Around
lava auto car rental... they will take care of you the best way possible. 5 min walk from the apartment.
Lava Auto Car Rental
11B Iðavellir
lava auto car rental... they will take care of you the best way possible. 5 min walk from the apartment.
car rental... with in walking distance from the apartment.
Green Motion Car and Van Rental Keflavik International Airport
6 Flugvellir
car rental... with in walking distance from the apartment.
Parks & Nature
about 4 hour drive around the park... take your time and enjoy it is breathtaking drive trough a magnificent landscape.
Reykjanes
about 4 hour drive around the park... take your time and enjoy it is breathtaking drive trough a magnificent landscape.