What is Keflavík known for?

summer high

with a few hardy plants and mosses. On a clear day, one can see Snæfellsjökull across the bay, some 115 km away. Climate The climate of Keflavík is subpolar oceanic with cool summers and moderately cold winters. The wettest month on average is October and the driest month is July. Winter high temperatures average above the freezing mark, and summer high temperatures are cool to mild. The warmest month on average is July with an average high of 13 C (55 F) and the coldest is January with an average high of 2 C (35 F). Commons:Category:Keflavík

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.


and athletics (track and field athletics), teaching physical education, putting on theatre productions and supporting various local causes. An important part of the Youth Federation was appreciation for the country and its people and the movement was especially active in rural areas and small towns. Helgi S. Jónsson: '20 ára afmælisfagnaður U.M.F.K.', ''Faxi'' 1949 (9:9-10), pp. 2-5 On 12 July 1950 a second sports club was founded in Keflavík

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

cultural part

: 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 *


) 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

made history

February 2, 2006 language French url http: france 20060302.FIG000000200_la_france_enquete_sur_les_avions_de_la_cia.html Scouting had a firm start in Iceland and grew fast during the thirties as in 1940 the number of Scouts and Guides was around 3,000, out of population of 130,000. In 1938 the Icelandic Scouts and Guides made history as the first joint councils of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides were formed in Keflavík and Vestmannaeyjar. International Scouting units in Iceland * In addition, there were American Boy Scouts in Keflavík, linked to the Direct Service (American Scouting overseas) branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world. Pentecostals The Pentecostals are the third largest religious group in Iceland. There are Pentecostal churches in Keflavík, Akureyri and the capital. A website, Gospel Iceland a site in Icelandic, also exists for the movement in Iceland. The American base staff had their own names for various places in Iceland, e.g. "Kef" for Keflavík and "Hurdygurdy" for Hveragerði. 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

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

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.


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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