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A small seaside fishing town conveniently set beside Iceland’s primary airport, Keflavik provides a peaceful escape amidst picturesque coastal scenery. Whale watching is among its most popular pastimes, where visitors can spot everything from humpbacks to orcas, whilst a trove of historical and cultural sites all exist within easy reach too. A half hour drive from the country’s bustling capital Reykjavik, the town is also just 15 minutes away from the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon – one of Iceland’s biggest and best known attractions.

Things to see

Encased within a sleek modern building, the Viking World Museum thoroughly details the captivating culture of the Viking people, from Norse Mythology and religion, to arts, crafts and day to day living. Among its exhibits the museum’s centrepiece is a replica of the Gokstad Viking ship named Íslendingur – which in 2000 sailed across the Atlantic. For some more local heritage, the Duus Hus Cultural Centre provides a one-stop hub. Spread across several buildings, the complex comprises of the Reykjanes Heritage Museum, the Reykjanes Art Museum and the Reykjanes Martime Museum. The latter pays homage to Iceland’s seafaring heritage, with 100 painstakingly crafted model boats created by a retired local skipper. Very few come to this part of Iceland without blissing out in the warm milky blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. Richly infused with minerals, a soak in the man-made pool is reputed to help with skin ailments.

Hotels in Keflavik

Whilst there’s only a handful of hotels in Keflavik, they’re varied enough to provide something for every holiday maker. Here you can take your pick from rental cabins, simple and cosy guesthouses, or modern and stylish full-service hotels. Many of the town’s digs provide amenities such as hot tubs, onsite restaurants and bar lounges, whilst a few come equipped for work, with business centres and meeting rooms. In-room you can expect tea and coffee makers, internet access and satellite television, whilst some places provide DVD players too. Conveniently, many hotels in Keflavik offer complimentary breakfasts, parking and airport shuttles to boot.

Where to stay

Wherever your hotel in Keflavik, the town’s small size makes it easy to explore by foot, with most amenities a short jaunt away. Among them you’ll find plenty of locally run restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as small galleries displaying and selling the works of Icelandic artists. Outdoorsy types can find walking trails leading out from the town, whilst whale spotters will find tour boats setting off from the harbour. If at any point you find yourself short of things to do, you can always head out of town for the day to the country’s capital, via the local bus.

How to get to Keflavik

The town is especially easy to get to if you’re flying in, given that it's situated just a few short minutes from Keflavik International Airport, Iceland’s main gateway. The hub serves destinations throughout Europe, as well as cities in the United States and Canada, with most services operating during the summer months. Once you’ve landed, a taxi can get you to your accommodation, whilst some hotels provide complimentary airport shuttles at your convenience. If you’re coming from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, the town is a simple 50 kilometre journey away, which can be done by public bus.