Keflavik is the largest town in the township Reykjanesbaer. It is about an hours drive from Reykjavik. Keflavik is the first town most foreigners see when visiting Iceland since it is nearby the main international airport in Iceland.The economy of Keflavik was for many years very dependant on the NATO base in Keflavik Airport. In recent years, the economic environment has been changing since the NATO base’s operation has been dwindling and finally the base closed in September 2006. Now services, small industries, fish production and tourism are the mainstays in Keflavik’s economy. Apart from being the home of the International Airport Keflavik has a lot to offer for tourists and visitors including golfing, swimming, sea angling, whale spotting and being close to the enormous lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula.
Posted on: Jan 06 2007 in Places and Attractions