If you’re a serious musicologist you’ll know that vinyl is the ultimate form for experiencing music. And if you don’t mind lugging some weight back home, then there are a few places in Reykjavík where you can find some quality vinyl.
The Kolaportið flea market (open Saturdays and Sundays) is the host to a few regular vinyl booths. Usually there is quite a big selection, and although it’s heavy on old Eagles and Rush albums, you can find some gems there if you rummage around. The biggest booth there is run by a Mr. Lucky, who just happened to open a specialty shop at Hverfisgata 82, with over 20.000 vinyl LPs on offer, as well as CDs and DVDs.
At Vitastígur, a friendly fellow named Valdi runs a small shop with a good selection, especially in the metal genre. There you can also find a sizeable used CD selection. If you want brand new plastic, then the shops at Skífan and 12 Tónar on Laugavegur have new releases, and the few Icelandic albums that are available on vinyl.
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Posted October 13, 2009