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Ásbrú, the former U.S. Naval Air Station in Keflavík.

Military Base Blossoms a Decade On

With nearly a decade having passed since the American military left Iceland, there are some 115 companies based on the old base, with 800 staff. Over the next three years, it is hoped that the number of people working in the old high security zone will top 1,200.

Ásbrú, the former U.S. Naval Air Station in Keflavík.

Iceland’s PM Welcomes US Project in Keflavík

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson welcomes US military projects in Iceland, since they will create jobs, but says no negotiations have taken place regarding increased operations of the US navy here.

Ásbrú, the former U.S. Naval Air Station in Keflavík.

US Navy to Return to Iceland?

The US military website Stars and Stripes reported yesterday that the US navy is returning to its former base in Keflavík for the purpose of hunting Russian submarines.