The cultural centre of Reykjanesbær
Duus Hús is the art and cultural centre of the Reykjanes peninsula. The complex houses museum exhibitions, concert halls and other spaces for various cultural events. The centre includes the Reykjanes Art Museum which hosts five art exhibitions every year, an exhibition hall for handcraft and design objects, and a hall that hosts concerts, literary nights and other exhibitions. Additionally, the centre is home to the Reykjanes Heritage Museum, which covers the local history of the region from the time of settlement to the middle of the 20th century.
Architecture enthusiasts will not want to miss Duus Hús as it includes buildings that are among Iceland´s most remarkable and historic man-made structures. The oldest timber building was completed in 1877 and the most recent concrete structure was finished in 1954.
The centre is situated near the marina in Gróf overlooking Keflavík bay. Along the cliffs surrounding the marina is an interesting footpath where lucky visitors might catch a glimpse of whales swimming not too far from shore. The marina also marks the beginning of a scenic 10km trail along the coastline of Reykjanesbær from neighbouring towns Keflavík to Njarðvík.
View Reykjanes peninsula