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A Great Place for Obscure Music Geeks

12 Tonar was recommended to me by the curator of the Icelandic Punk Museum as being a great place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The apple of your soul

This is a music shop. This is a coffee shop. This is a must see. Not only you can browse through... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
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Skolavoerdustigur 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 5656
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived in Reykjavik and then went straight to downtown. After a quick stop at the Hallgrimskirkja, we walked down the main street to this store. This was on my wish list of definite sites to visit in Iceland. We were greeted by a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

12 Tonar was recommended to me by the curator of the Icelandic Punk Museum as being a great place to find authentic Icelandic music (other than Bjork.) He was absolutely correct. With the upstairs devoted to CDs and the downstairs containing CDs and Vinyl, this...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is a music shop. This is a coffee shop. This is a must see. Not only you can browse through CD's and vinyls but also, can choose a CD, sit down with an espresso provided by the staff and listen to it with your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank keiji16
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Just about any kind of vintage recording: records, tapes, cartridges... Heavy emphasis on rock and jazz but I found a recording by a classical pianist friend who visited Iceland and played with the symphony orchestra in the late 1970s.... plus they offer coffee and are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Cool, cozy shop who greet you with a friendly hello and a nice cup of espresso. Picked up some cool Iceland bands on vinyl with great recommendations from the owner. If you are a vinyl collector and are in Reykjavik, do not miss this shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Very cozy shop to stop by and listen to Icelandic music. Staff was extreamly aware of everything that was being sold in the shop incl. old CDs, new music etc. Not to mention the free coffee. Best experience over years!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Pille M
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I discovered this gem of a store on my first solo trip to Iceland. As a music fan with a curiosity for local sounds, I came to the right place. I was welcomed warmly by the owner and staff and introduced to some excellent music...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank AnjaP894
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Stepping into 12 Tónar is like entering a living room. You’re met with friendly recommendations, and your excitement to discover new music is highly satisfied. You get offered a free espresso, and you get to hang out in comfy couches, put on headphones and spend...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Departure786599
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Everyone who visits Iceland should make some time to visit this lovely shop. You will get a warm welcome, a good cup of coffee and as much expert advice on the local records as you want. After a long browse, I happily settled down with...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank markoB1580OK
Reviewed June 5, 2018

I visited Lucky Records first, and I didn't see anything in 12 Tonar, except the t-shirts, that Lucky didn't have. Worth a stop if you're in the area, but don't go too far out of your way.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank subterranean_jack
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