From Iceland — The Music Nerd's Guide To Spending A Day In Reykjavík

The Music Nerd’s Guide To Spending A Day In Reykjavík

Published May 10, 2016

The Music Nerd’s Guide To Spending A Day In Reykjavík
  • Reykjavík Roasters
    Brautarholt 2

  • Start the day off with a cup of “Kaffismiðjan” and a croissant at Reykjavík Roasters. Pick a record to play and make your own latte art. You should be energized and ready for the day.

  • Reykjavík Record Shop
    Klapparstígur 35

  • Stop by the small but homey Reykjavík Record Shop that’s just opened on Klapparstígur. After admiring their collection of old and new vinyl, and perhaps finding the perfect album to take home, continue the walk down Skólavörðustígur.

  • 12 Tónar
    Skólavörðustígur 15

  • Stop at the classic music shop 12 Tónar, at Skólavörðustígur 15 since 1998. You’ll always find something to your liking, and if you’re having trouble, 12 Tónar’s super-nice staff is always willing to give advice.

  • Kaffi Vínyl
    Hverfisgata 76

  • Pick a record to play while enjoying a cup of coffee and perhaps order a meal from Kaffi Vínyl’s mouth-watering vegan menu.

  • Lucky Records
    Rauðarárstígur 10

  • If you’re still in a mood for record shopping, after pigging out on Kaffi Vínyl’s vegan desserts, Lucky Records has the goods. It’s easy to get lost in time while going through the racks in this vinyl candy store.

  • Slippbarinn
    Mýrargata 2

  • We recommend walking to Grandi and stopping for a late dinner at Slippbarinn. A band performs wonderful jazzy tunes on Wednesdays while the bartenders mix their famous drinks. (Psst, 30% discount off cocktails Wednesday, May 10.)

  • Valdís
    Grandagarður 212

  • valdis

    Hungry for something sweet? Walk on over to Valdís for ice cream. They have a wonderful selection of tropical and savoury flavours (The coconut is to die for). If it’s not freezing, head over to the harbour and eat your ice cream while enjoying a wonderful view over the city (this is Reykjavík’s most popular date activity).

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