Reykjanesbær (Keflavík, Njarðvík, Ásbrú and Hafnir) is the perfect place to stay for early departures. This is the biggest populated area on the Reykjanes peninsula with almost 20.000 inhabitants. There is a variety of services and activities on offer. Along the coastline, there is a 10 km walking trail (6,2 miles.
The Reykjanes Global UNESCO Geopark’s Visitor Centre is located in Duushús. Down by the harbour, close to Duushús you can find the home of a great troll, Gianta. She is a full-size troll and sits in her rocking chair, sleeping in the kitchen of her Black Cave. Gianta is originally the creation of the author Herdís Egilsdóttir who has written 16 stories about the little girl Sigga and her friend Gianta.
In Reykjanesbær the history of music in Iceland from 1830 to present day is told in a very lively way at the Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll. Learn more about Björk, Sigur Rós, Of Monsters and Men, Kaleo, Emiliana Torrini and many more Icelandic musicians with an iPad guide. You can also try out your musical talents in the Sound Lab.
At the Viking World Museum, the Viking ship, Íslendingur that sailed to America in 2000 is on permanent display.

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