Record Stores in Iceland?

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by Michael Prete, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Michael Prete

    Michael Prete Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hi All,

    I'll be in Reykjavik for a few days and was wondering if anyone know of some specific shops to check out. I'm interested in vinyl only. Thanks!
     
  2. Phishman

    Phishman Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Reykjavik Record Store & 12 Tonar. They seemed to have a decent collection of mostly Icelandic bands ( I would ask for their favorites unless you are into the Icelandic scene - not Sigur Ros or Bjork etc.). Its been a while....
     
  3. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans
    The OP might spend more on records than the plane ticket - for some reason, it is incredibly cheap to fly to Iceland from the east coast!
     
  4. Phishman

    Phishman Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    It is especially with WoW air now competing with IcelandAir....
     
  5. erocky

    erocky Well-Known Member

    I have a great experience at Lucky's records a couple of summers ago. We bought a ton of records there. I actually thought that the prices were fair.
     
  6. Michael Prete

    Michael Prete Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thanks for the recommendations. Didn't wind up picking anything up, but had fun browsing in a few places. As someone from the US, there probably wasn't much that I would have bothered with, as common records that were imports to Iceland would naturally be more expensive that if you found them at home. My stops:

    12 Tonar: Paltry vinyl selection aside from new records (as a rule, I don't buy new records when traveling). I had been here on my last trip in 2011, and it's a great little spot for independent and avant music, but don't get your hopes up if you're looking to dig a bit.

    Reykjavík Record Shop: Really nice and varied selection, if small. Definitely worthy of a stop, I was impressed.

    Smekkleysa Plötubúð: No used vinyl, walked in and out.

    Lucky Records: Very impressive selection, and huge in comparison to the other shops. They had a great selection of Icelandic and Scandinavian records, as well as everything else. Some nice rarities on the wall as well. This is what a record shop should be if you're looking for the thrill of the dig.
     
    Phishman likes this.

Share This Page