Reykjanesbær, (pop. 14,137) was at one time a fishing town, but this is not the case any longer. There is now more emphasis on industry, services connected to the airport and the commercial harbor at Helguvík, and harnessing energy and natural resources on the Reykjanes peninsula. Reykjanesbær was incorporated in 1994, although one of its forerunners, Keflavík, was previously incorporated in 1949. The downtown area has undergone a number of improvements. The Duusverslun and Fischersverslun storefronts form the old commercial centre of the town, while the docks in front of them were previously the heart of Keflavík. The marina at Gróf is particularly attractive. According the Herdís Egilsdóttir’s story about Sigga and the mountain ogress, this is where the ogress slept in a small cave. At the marina you can also see Baldur KE 97 or “the Golden Nugget” (1961), which was the first Icelandic boat to use stern tow. The town’s major activities are fishing, fish processing, industry, retail shops and travel services. In Reykjanesbær you’ll find churches, a hospital, a health clinic, a secondary school, a sports training center, Vatnaveröld water park, the Viking ship Icelander and Viking exhibition, the Power Plant Earth educational exhibit on Reykjanes peninsula, the Hljómahöllin music centre, and the Duushús Cultural Centre in Reykjanesbær, which houses the Reykjanes Art Museum, the Grímur Karlsson Boat Museum, exhibitions for the Reykjavík Heritage Museum and restaurant Ráin that can fit up to 300 persons in their 2 beautiful dining halls. At Ásbrú, the former NATO base on Reykjanes peninsula, you’ll find Keilir – Atlantic Centre for Excellence, the Eldey centre for new business ventures, and the Research Centre for Energy Sciences. Public art is displayed through the town, including a statue of Icelandic Prime Minister Ólafur Thors by Áki Granz, a memorial to fishermen lost at sea by Ásmundur Sveinsson, and a memorial to legendary sailor Stjáni blái by Erlingur Jónsson. There are a number of hiking paths and outdoor activities at Bergin. Hiking maps are available from the information office. Ljósanótt (or “The Night of Lights”), an annual cultural festival for families, is held at the beginning of September.