Welcome to the website of 12 Tónar – record shop – record label

The 12 Tónar shop is known as a friendly place where you can sit down, listen to a wide selection of music on two floors, enjoy free espresso, read magazines or browse our juicy collection of rock literature. We sometimes have concerts in our shop. Especially on Fridays during the summer when our lovely garden becomes the venue for all kinds of music. In 2006 the 12 Tónar shop in Reykjavik was awarded the prestigious title Shop of the Year by the City of Reykjavik.

12 Tónar is also an important independent record label. Our position as a label is unique as we regularly meet with many musicians in our shop. Therefore we are in good contact with emerging talent.

Since 2003 we have released more than 70 albums from a variety of musical genres and artists. A number of our releases have been licensed to territories like Japan, US, and Korea.

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Opering hours during Christmas and New Year 2015/2016:

From Wednesday 16 December we are open from 10-22 all days, except Sunday 20 December, when we are open 12-22. On Wednesday 23 December we are open 10-23, and on Thursday 24 December 10-12.

We'll then take a short break and stay closed on 25-26 December, but on Sunday 27 December we are open 12-18 and 28-30 December 10-18. On New Years Eve, Thursday 31 December, we are open 10-12, closed on 1 January 2016, and then open again on Friday 2 January from 10-18. 

Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár!


12 Tónar is an independent label and a legendary record shop in the heart of Reykjavík.

Founded in the year 1998 in Reykjavík, 12 Tónar was well received by music lovers from the start.

12 Tónar

Skólavörðustíg 15
101 Reykjavík
+354 511 5656
Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday 10-18
Sunday 12-18.

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