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Top Choice Museum in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Víkingaheimar

At the eastern end of Njarðvík's waterfront, the spectacular Víkingaheimar is a Norse exhibition centre built in one beautiful, sweeping architectural gesture. The centrepiece is the 23m-long Íslendingur, an exact r…
Bakery in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Kökulist

On the way out of town, a few minutes' walk from the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, is this excellent bakery and cafe. It serves dozens of sweet pastries and cakes plus sandwiches and coffee in an earthy-toned m…
Pizza in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Vikings Pizza

Good oven-cooked pizzas with fun names to honour Norse gods and warriors like the Ingólfr Arnarson (with ground beef, chicken, red onion, bernaise sauce and extra cheese), the Odin (with chicken, jalapeños and cream…
Sculpture in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Giantess

To the northeast of Keflavík's harbour sits the larger-than-life Giantess, a giant troll character from Herdís Egilsdóttir’s children’s books. A local art collective created the enormous figure, who sits in a rockin…
Museum in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Duushús

In a long red warehouse by the harbour, Duushús is Keflavík’s historic cultural centre. There’s a permanent exhibition of around 60 of Grímur Karlsson’s many hundreds of miniature ships, made over a lifetime, as wel…
Fast Food in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Olsen Olsen

In the 1950s, thanks to American-introduced rock and roll, Keflavík was the coolest place in Iceland. This US-style diner transports locals back to the glory days, with shiny silver tables, red plastic seats and pic…
Museum in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll

This museum delves into the history of the awesome Icelandic music scene, from Björk to Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men. Admission includes a walking guide app with music. There's also the Music Hall of Fame, inst…
Italian in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Fernando's Restaurant

Small and popular place serving pasta, pizzas, burgers and lunch options like grilled chicken skewers in pita and grilled salmon teriyaki. Spice fanatics should try the hot 'lava' pizza, with homemade sauce, peppero…
Seafood in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Kaffi Duus

This friendly, nautical-themed cafe-restaurant-bar, decorated with walrus tusks, overlooks the small-boat harbour. It serves generous platefuls of fresh fish, plus pasta, salads, burgers and, incongruously, Indian d…
Indian in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Biryani

Cheap eats counter service joint selling tasty Middle Eastern and Indian dishes, from falafel wraps to curries. Open until the wee hours, it's one of the only late-night spots to get a bite in the area. Vegetarian a…