Skólavörðustígur 15, 101 Reykjavík
Tel. +354 511 5656
12 Tónar is an independent record label and music store. This is a place to visit if you love music. You can sit down, listen to music and drink coffee at the same time. This store is the crème de la crème of the music industry with everything for the music lover, Icelandic music and foreign music all in the same place. And sometimes there are also concerts there at Fridays at five.
Bad Taste Record Store (Smekkleysubúðin)
Klapparstigur 25, 101 Reykjavík
Tel. +354 534 3730
Smekkleysa is the record label that helped launch the careers of Björk and Sigur Rós, and now they do not only run a record store, which functions as part museum, but also you can often hear live music and poetry while you take a glance at the careers of artists in the eighties and nineties and their road to fame along the way, which is displayed by means of record sleeves, photos and various other memorabilia. But alongside the label's history other exhibitions sometimes take place.
Laugavegur 65, 101 Reykjavík
Tel. +354 562 9002
Geisladiskabúð Valda is a small record store focusing mostly on classic rock and heavy metal. At the store you can get CDs, DVDs, records, PC games, etc. But the main focus is heavy music such as heavy metal and death metal. A good store for fans of metal to check out and they'll defiantly find something they like at Geisladiskabúð Valda.
Mál og Menning
Laugavegur 18, 101 Reykjavík
Tel. +354 515 2500
Mál og menning is a book- and stationery store where you can get Icelandic and foreign books on every subject you can imagine. The store also stocks magazines, postcards, giftware stationeries, etc. A nice store to check out for reading material and even sit down at the indoor coffee house and enjoy reading there.
Penninn - Eymundsson
Austurstræti 18, 101 Reykjavík
Tel. +354 540 2130
Penninn-Eymundsson are book and stationery stores situated in many areas across Reykjavík and throughout Iceland. These stores stock Icelandic and foreign books, stationery, giftware, postcards and so on. At Penninn-Eymundsson you can find everything in relation to books, writing and gifts. There are also branches at Kringlan and Smáralind shopping malls.
Laugavegur 26, 101 Reykjavík
Tel. +354 591 5310
Skífan is the largest music store in Reykjavík. It carries every sort of music from both Icelandic and foreign musicians and bands. Large collection of country, classical, pop and rock music along with all sorts of other kind of music. The shop also sells PC and Playstation games and DVDs of all sorts.