An Exlcusive Visit to Artists´ Home
Less than an hour's drive from Reykjavík, Eyrarbakki is within
an easy reach of the numerous wonders of South Iceland.
Bakkastofa hosts, Ásta and Valgeir suggest an unforgettable visit including their Saga Music and Storytelling program.
We tailor each visit according to guests wishes.
Valgeir the musician has a deeply rooted place within Iceland's thrieving music and culture scene. A celebrated composer/lyricist/performer he has been a member of highly popular bands, written multile film scores, including projects for PBS and Discovery Channel in the US. worked in TV and Radio and various other projects.
His most recent work is Saga Musica, geared towards travellers and people visiting Iceland, which makes Bakkastofa a very suitable location for his talents.
Valgeir's songs and lyrics about the time Iceland was settled and a society was founded is a real ear- and eyeopener for a unique look at the Saga Age.
To see and hear Valgeir performing this dynamic live program, songs and stories is an experience not to be missed.
A favourite program of ours are groups of 8-20 persons, wanting to visit artists at home and experience the Old and New Culture and Ambience of Iceland.
We operate with a string of fine Travel Agents. Groups can also contact us directly.
A true pioneer, Ásta has never let titles get in the way of what work she chooses. After leaving her administrative post as Iceland's first Students Councelor at the University of Iceland around 2000, she has been involved in projects ranging from private counceling, developmenting highly innovative study-aid utilities, , writing, women's politics conferences and much more.
Ásta established Bakkastofa in Eyrarbakki where her 19th century ancestors grew up. The family stories she heard from a young age give her give her a deep insight into the village's history and culture.
Ásta recently published the highly acclaimed historical novel "What Dwells in Silence", based on her old dramatic family stories.