12 Tónar is a popular name amongst the music aficionados for offering a wide range of music. Be it the old classics that you are looking for or the new trends, this store has something for every taste. Established in 1928, 12 Tónar has also been a famous record label and has won Shop Of The Year Award in 2006. This shop invites all music lovers to spend some time in its cozy interiors listening to their favorite CD and relishing refreshing beverages. Besides, the store is a popular venue for musical events and regularly hosts live music performances by talented artists.
One of the best bakeries in the capital, Mosfellsbakarí is known for offering a slew of baked delicacies. Loyal patrons swear by their freshly baked bread and heavenly cakes. From graduation to wedding celebrations, Mosfellsbakarí offers customized cakes for every occasion. They also offer refreshing cuppas of coffees and teas that customers can pick up.
Bakarameistarinn delights you by offering several decadent delights on its menu that are a pure treat to your taste buds. This bakery offers a plethora of delicious freshly baked products like breads, cakes, pies and more for you to enjoy and is touted to be one of the best spots for relishing delectable pastries. In case you planning a birthday party for your loved one, the Bakarameistarinn offers a menu of delightful cakes for the same. Besides, this place also serves a scrumptious take-away menu like baguettes, pasta salads, focaccias and more, just ideal for private parties and meetings.
Bakarí Sandholt is situated on the most popular shopping street in Reykjavík, Laugavegur. So it is a convenient place to grab a snack while shopping. Sandholt is a traditional Icelandic bakery with its usual variety of bread, patisserie, cakes and yoghurt. A typical place to meet an Icelander buying his breakfast before going to work in the morning.
Vínberið or 'the Grape' is a cute little store on Laugavegur, the most popular shooping street in Reykjavík. There is a little bit of everything here, whether it is a pot of milk you need, a snack, or just a sandwich for lunch. They also specialise in chocolates and often have a very good choice of fresh fruit. For example in autumn they have all kinds of freshly-picked Icelandic berries, like blueberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and northern crowberries. The prices are a little bit above average.
Mál og Menning is one of Iceland's largest bookstores. It specialises in books on Iceland, travel maps and travel books, foreign newspapers and magazines, and foreign literature, as well as having most published books in Icelandic on offer. There is a special children's department in the shop and a variety of foreign academic books and books on leisure-related activities. On the top floor there is a coffee shop - Súfistinn - where you can have the best coffee in town and study the books or papers you have bought or intend to buy.
At Jack & Jones they offer very basic, casual and comfortable clothing for the modern man. Maybe the clothes are not all trendy and smart but here you can find cool T-shirts and khakis. The prices are also very fair so this is a shop for young men who are not loaded with money.
Penninn Kringlunni stocks a good selection of stationery for all purposes; for the home, the student and for business purposes. There is also a reasonably good selection of Icelandic and foreign magazines, as well as the popular tourist books. In front of the shop you can find stands with beautiful Icelandic postcards. The shop is located on the first floor of Kringlan shopping center and is bright and with good access.
Cosmo has survived in Reykjavík even though the selection of fashion stores has grown rapidly in the last few years. This probably has to do with the fact that Cosmo's clothing is not too expensive. They have a funny mixture of clothes here, ranging from very trashy and distasteful to rather elegant and smart. To find something of good taste here, though, one has to bring a fair amount of patience.
A part of the supermarket franchise, Nóatún is an excellent supermarket with business hours that suit busy modern people. Here, you find an excellent selection for all your grocery needs.From the fresh produces like fruits and vegetables, the store also houses ready-to-eat food items along with some refreshing beverages. The Nóatún store is popular for offering good-quality fresh meat cuts and is ideal place to stop-by if you are looking to buy ingredients for preparing succulent steaks. Being one of the first stores of the franchise, this grocery store has gained many fans for its friendly service and high-quality offerings at pocket-friendly prices.
Hagkaup is the probably the oldest and most popular supermarket in Iceland. That comes as no surprise, though, since they have kept their prices fair, and their selection of fresh food and other groceries huge, for years. At Hagkaup one can buy clothes, food, cosmetics and glasses. They even have a pharmaceutical store here. All for a reasonable price.