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12 Tonar, Reykjavik

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Browse through a selection of both international artists and Icelandic indie bands at 12 Tonar. The store and the music label were founded in 1998, and soon the store became a meeting place for Icelandic musicians and emerging talents, such as Björk, Sigur Rós, and múm. Sip a free espresso or tea, read magazines, and relax while listening to music. Occasionally you might catch a live concert inside the store or in the garden. The store also sells T-shirts, cups, caps, and bags with the label's logo. Make 12 Tonar part of your personalized Reykjavik itinerary using our Reykjavik road trip planner .
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  • It's a small music store in Reykjavik. In spite of the small game and a lot of fun to see the different kinds of recordings and tried to shoot, shoot. You can also view the recording that you want to listen to the song. Watch a couple of types of local music and tried to buy a favorite album. Iceland as a souvenir album of local bands, it's also a good buy I think:), also very friendly staff! Try to listen to music while sitting do get coffee heh heh thank you!
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  • Once the suede and Bjork through or was likely. 1 f souvenirs and new sound, basement LP placed in the Center. Where there is first of all coffee shop what's good. Boombox is sound then became concerned about hearing whatever so far. Speaking clerk vinyl also beat me (laughs). After clerk recommended in the "Ambient, Shoegazer" went to the basement if you have ask if "The Third Sound" which brought a CD of the band. So good when you watch bought as a souvenir. Espresso while slowly finding a source of Iceland was not replaced by anything.
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  • Autstanding Service. Good koffee Surfing Listen to Musik Would recommend to Visit this shop in Reykjavik  more »
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  • I had an amazing experience at 12 Tónar. I wanted records by Icelandic musicians and found a dedicated section in the basement. The staff assisted me by locating albums based on my tastes and I was able to listen to them on CD before making my purchase. I bought all but one of the albums. I can't thank them enough for introducing me to the Icelandic metal group "Sólstafir."
  • Excellent store to find any obscure Icelandic musician or composer on CD or vinyl. Highly recommended. They also stock a shelf with tourist souvenirs.
  • Free espresso while you sit and enjoy practically any cd or record in the store. It's a great environment to explore new music, and ensure that whatever you buy you'll enjoy.
  • Excellent store and friendly and helpful staff! Complimentary coffee and wifi. You'll find a lot of good Icelandic music which you will never find on Spotify or iTunes, wtc
  • My favorite place to take a break. I love the feel-at-home atmosphere that welcomes you along with the people who work there. They offer you free coffee and the permission to listen to any cd.

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