Bolafjall, September 2011

The most popular visiting point in Bolungarvík is the top of Bolafjall Mountain. The place offers a staggering view over Ísafjarðardjúp, Jökulfirðir and some people say all the way to Greenland. To get to Bolafjall mountain you have to drive up the road from Bolungarvík the way to the radar station on the top.

Latrar Air Station is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station. It is located 246.6 km north of Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland. It was closed on 28 June 2006 as part of the closure of United States military facilities in Iceland and presently remains unused. Latrar Air Station was established as a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) radar station in 1992, replacing the original NATO radar site at Straumnes. The station is located atop a mountain named Bolafjall near the village of Bolungarvik. The mission of the station was to intercept and shadow all Soviet aircraft in transit in and from the GIUK gap which passed through the detection range of its radars and relay to the Keflavik Radar Operations Control Center (ROCC).