Icelandic Music and Storytelling

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About The Iceland Music And Storytelling Experience

I would like to invite you to an intimate evening of music and storytelling where I will present you with Icelandic folk music and a diverse palette of stories, going from Icelandic myths, history, sea, love and some personal ones. 

We will have a conversation through modern folk music both lyrically and musically. We will all take a journey to explore the human condition through the most emotionally diverse stories about love, loss, hurt, delight, humor, Icelandic winter, Yule lore, stories of witchcraft, witch hunts, birds and the sea. All kinds of Icelandic stories. Just you name it.

Let's have an evening together where I tell you stories from Iceland, some from my adventures and some stories of my ancestors. I might even play an old folk song or two and throw some of my own compositions into the bowl, but most of all, we're going to have a wonderful night of storytelling and culture together.

I'm looking forward to meeting you guys!


Le me know your preferred dates. I might be on tour so lets talk about it.

You can book it as private and have the event at your apartment rental. Please contact for prices.


ISK 6,900 per person with 4 to 8 people.

ISK 5,900 per person with 9 or more people


1.5 hours approx.


English and Icelandic (songs)

About the host

I’m serene and sublime singer-songwriter from the harsh western fjords of Iceland. A troubadour of humble beginnings and rural upbringing. My music tells stories of love, tragedies, sadness and redemption in a harsh and hostile climate.

I play acoustic folk and I am autobiographical in the music I play. I sometimes call it "Fjord folk" to describe the connection to the sea and the mountains in my music.

Come and gather around for a night of music, singing and storytelling. 



This experience is booked on request. We will let you know within 72 hours whether your booking request has been accepted or not. No payment will be requested until the booking is confirmed.

Why booking with us

  • No booking fees or any hidden cost

  • Best price guarantee

  • Count on us to be there by your side

  • Creative Iceland’s Original

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Booking options

You can book it as private and have the event at your apartment rental. Please contact for prices.


This activity takes place rain or shine.


Available any day for private events, as a birthday gift, for group retreats, etc.

Meeting at/location

Downtown Reykjavík. Address will be provided after booking. Or you can book it as private and have the event at your apartment rental.


"Svavar - Storytelling and Music"

"We had a wonderful evening in Reykjavik with Svavar listening to his colorful stories and his lovely music. We booked his visit with Creative Iceland and they were most accommodating. Svavar came to our rental home on our last evening in Iceland. It was definitely a high point for us. We thoroughly enjoyed his explanation of the Icelandic culture, folklore and history...followed by his lullabies and the other songs he sang, accompanied by his guitar and ukulele. What a special night!"

"A lovely lively evening"

"We found Svavar to be welcoming, funny, opinionated, talented, generous, and very entertaining.
He created a perfect evening for our song and storytelling loving group from Canada. Please thank him again for us.

I would definitely recommend it to family and friends".

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