What is Keflavík known for?


in Iceland. The American base staff had their own names for various places in Iceland, e.g. "Kef" for Keflavík and "Hurdygurdy" for Hveragerði. '''Bellatrix''' were an Icelandic rock group. The group was founded in 1992 in Keflavík as '''Kolrassa krókríðandi''' by four women, all aged sixteen: Eliza M Geirsdóttir (vocals and violin), Sigrún Eiríksdóttir (guitar), Ester Bíbí Ásgeirsdóttir ( bass guitar bass

) and Birgitta Vilbersdóttir (drums). The band released the mini-album ''Drápa'' (Slaughter) in 1992. In 1994, they released ''Kynjasögur'' (Family Stories) with Anna Margrét Hraundal (guitar) and Karl Ágúst Guðmundsson (trumpet and keyboard (Electronic keyboard)) replacing Birgitta. Two years later, in 1996, they released ''Köld eru kvennaráð''. thumb right 250px Elf houses near Strandakirkja in south Iceland (Image:Elf houses.jpg) '''''Huldufólk''''' ( Icelandic language Icelandic

sporting activities

represented the town's clubs within national associations. In Keflavík the existing clubs were not disbanded but their operations were limited. Keflavík Youth Club continued to work within the national youth movement, mainly on social and cultural issues. Sporting activities within the youth club and Keflavík Football Club were virtually non-existent, although the youth club participated in the semi-annual national youth festival. The two clubs also played against each other in team sports like football (association football) and handball (Team handball) on special occasions in the town, like Independence Day. Commons:Category:Keflavík

played rock

in Keflavík, Iceland, operated a radio station for the troops (AFRS 1484 on the radio dial) that mainly played rock music and was very popular with young Icelanders in the Reykjavík area and remained important to Icelandic rock music until at least the mid 1970s. Some of the disc-jockeys from the early 70's were Tom Wiecks, Jim Roark, Karl Phillips, Ron Smart, Tom Hughes and Mark Lazar. Iceland experienced an economic boom during the occupation, since many Icelanders took jobs working for the foreigners, and some say that ''bretavinnan'' (roughly, the British Jobs) provided some of the successes of the post-war Icelandic economy. On 17 June 1944, with American encouragement, Iceland became a permanently independent republic, and it cut all ties with Denmark. Despite being occupied by Allied forces starting in 1940, Iceland remained officially neutral throughout the duration of the Second World War. Iceland did provide important air bases and naval facilities to the Allies. Icelandic air bases such as at Keflavík were important to the Allied fight against the German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic (Battle of the Atlantic (1939–1945)). Commons:Category:Keflavík

beautiful view

: email address Hafnargata 19 lat long directions Downtown Keflavik phone 421 4601 tollfree fax hours 11:00-01:00 price content By the seaside with beautiful view over the ocean. They profess to serve fine food and wine. Drink Sleep * Commons:Category:Keflavík

building site

-01 language In 2004, Alcoa had to have a government expert certify that their chosen building site was free of archaeological sites, including ones related to huldufólk folklore, before they could build an aluminum smelter (Aluminium smelting) in Iceland.

sports association

,ÍRB). With the Keflavík club no longer a sports federation it was decided to form a new club, Keflavík Sports and Youth Club (Keflavík, íþrótta- og ungmennafélag), which was to be commonly known as Keflavík. The youth in the title was to indicate that the club was a member of The Icelandic Youth Federation. The new club also became a member of The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland (Íþrótta- og Ólympíusamband Íslands, ÍSÍ) and Reykjanesbær Sports Federation. Image:RAF Croughton

association football


building projects

location University College London pages 170–183 url http: Text%20Series Folk-stories.pdf doi id isbn 9780903521536 Building projects in Iceland are sometimes altered to prevent damaging the rocks where they are believed to live.

story line

for an important story line in Tom Clancy's novel ''Red Storm Rising''. Clancy described the base, the geography, local flora, and the station equipment. See also * Cold War * Iceland Defense Force, headquartered in Keflavík until 2006 * Uppspretta References

quot crime

a complaint deposed in December 2005 by the ''Ligue des droits de l'homme'' (LDH) NGO ("Human Rights League") and the ''International Federation of Human Rights Leagues'' (FIDH) NGO on charges of "arbitrary detention", "crime of torture" and "non-respect of the rights of war prisoners". It has as objective to determine if the plane was used to transport CIA prisoners to Guantanamo Bay detainment camp and if the French authorities had knowledge


thumb The harbour at Keflavík (File:Keflavik.jpg) right thumbnail Church at Norðfjörðsgata (File:Keflavik Kirche.jpg)

'''Keflavík''' (pronounced , meaning ''Driftwood Bay'') is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. In 2009 its population was of 8,169.

In 1995 it merged with Njarðvík and Hafnir to form a municipality called Reykjanesbær with a population of 13,971 (January 2011).

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