Keflavik Travel Guide

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Keflavik Overview

Keflavik is a town located on a small peninsula in southwestern Iceland. With a small population of 10,000 it was founded in the early 16th century. Its heavy development was aided by the fishing industry, it’s further growth was fueled by Keflavik international Airport built in the early 1940s by the US. This airport was an important addition to NATO, during the Cold war era. Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean it was a key position for mid Atlantic stops on the way to Europe. After the end of the Cold war, NAS Keflavik ended it’s service for a key position over the Atlantic ocean.
Near to Keflavik you have Reykjavík and several natural hot springs. Particularly the blue lagoon, being sold as the healing capacity of its algae combined with hot water. I can attest to its comfort of the natural hot waters. Healing capacity it’s all to debate to the individual person. It’s worth going there for the simple beauty and amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Beware of winter time 20hrs of darkness and severe winter storms capable of hurricane level winds can make Keflavik a very hazardous place. Summer time however 20hrs of daylight dominate the place, and hours of hiking is possible with those extremes.

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