Iceland

AUGUST 2016
Radar Stations Around Iceland
Höfði, Reykjavik
Nestoffa, Reykjavik
Reykjavik Art Museum at Hafnarhús
Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik
Reykjavik Museum of Photography
Djúpivogur, Húsavík and Akureyri 
Heimilisiðnaðarsafnið [Textile Museum],
Blönduós
Map of Iceland

These images show the Cold War sites, museums and galleries we visited in Iceland while we were working on the socially engaged art project Northern Exchange: Cold War Histories and Nuclear Futures. Click on an image to enlarge and view photographs as a slideshow.Click on image to enlarge and view photographs as a slideshow.

H-4 Radar Station, Bolafjalli
H-4 Radar Station, Bolafjalli

The current radar station run for NATO by the Icelandic Coastguard. It is located near Bolunjarvík in Vestfirðir, Northwest Iceland. The original US radar station was located in remote Straumnes in the same region.

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H-4 Radar Station, Bolafjalli
H-4 Radar Station, Bolafjalli

The road down to Bolunjarvík .

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H-3 Radar Station, Stokksnessi
H-3 Radar Station, Stokksnessi

The current radar station run for NATO by the Icelandic Coastguard with remains of the original US station in the foreground. The site is near Höfn on the Southeast coast.

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H-3 Radar Station, Stokksnessi
H-3 Radar Station, Stokksnessi

The road from the station.

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Langanes Air Station
Langanes Air Station

Remains on the site of the original US Radar Station on Heidharhofn near the village of Þórshöfn in Northeastern Iceland.

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H-2 Radar Station, Langanes
H-2 Radar Station, Langanes

The current radar station is run for NATO by the Icelandic Coastguard. It is located on Gunnólfsvíkurfjalli near the village of Þórshöfn.

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H-2 Radar Station, Langanes
H-2 Radar Station, Langanes

The road up to H-2.

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Rockville Air Station
Rockville Air Station

Remains of the US Air Force Radar Station located near Keflavik International Airport.

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H-1A Radar Station, Miðnesheiði
H-1A Radar Station, Miðnesheiði

The current radar station is run for NATO by the Icelandic Coastguard. It is located near Keflavik International Airport.

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US Naval Air Station Keflavik
US Naval Air Station Keflavik

There were about 4,000 American military personnel and their families stationed on this large base. The station closed in 2006.

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US Naval Air Station Keflavik
US Naval Air Station Keflavik

Seen through the window of one of the empty buildings on the former US base.

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Höfði, Reykjavik
Höfði, Reykjavik

Our dome in front of Höfði House, site of the 1986 Gorbachev-Reagan Summit.

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