And the Children Never Looked Back, based on the mythical tales and legends of a remote island, is a two-hander which tells the tale of a remote fictional island community.
Sunna, played by Julie Austin, is a sixth generation islander and teacher and is grieving over a recent horrific event.
She has her world turned upside down when Daniel, a naive young journalist from the city, played by Mark Wood, turns up to report on the tragedy.
"Sunna has a shadow over her and all is revealed as the play goes on," said Salka.
"There's a big contrast between the two characters, they have a completely different outlook on life.
"She's quite a lot older than him, and he romanticises stories.
"He's partly there because of family history, his grand- mother is from the island and he's heard all these stories, but also to bring the island to people's attention.
"I'm really fascinated with small isolated communities.
"My father comes from a really small fishing village in the north of Iceland and everything ties to the sea, which can be said about a lot of communities in the north of Scotland and the Scottish islands.
"We have our folklore and legends and myths connected to the sea, where it's like a person in itself.
"There's a lot that Scotland and Iceland have in common in that respect."
And the Children Never Looked Back is the latest production to grace the stage of West end cultural hub, Oran Mor, as part of A Play A Pie and A Pint, now in its 17th season.
And for Salka, who lives in Reykjavik, it's a welcome return to Glasgow, where she studied for two years, gaining a First Class MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow in 2007.
"Glasgow is my favourite city," she said.
AND she explianed: "I love the fact that Glasgow small enough, but also big – there's this immediacy about it – you run into people you know in the street but you can also be invisible as well.
"You get this connection when you live somewhere for a while and, for me, being between Scotland and Iceland, it's really nice to combine the two cultures.
"I wrote the play in very simple English and the director Graeme Maley translated it into how people would actually talk.
"He has this amazing lyricality to what he does. It was obvious from the get-go he understood the play."
It's Mark's first A Play, A Pie and a Pint and Julie's first time entertaining lunchtime drama fans for a few years and a far cry from her film and TV roles in Rab C., Taggart and Braveheart.
"Live theatre adds a certain element to how hungry you are for the work and our levels of fear and danger," said Julie.
"Oran Mor is a unique experience anyway, the play itself is a wonderful, beautiful piece of work and impossible not to respond to.
"It works on a few levels and I think the isolation of the two characters resonates.
"There's a degree of want in them and maybe they can find solace in each other.
"It's nice to explore grander themes but, in a way, they're very real and human and intimate as well."
With a six date run, starting today, the duo have only had a fortnight to get their act together, rehearsing in a flat up the road from the venue.
"There's a finite amount of what you can achieve in two weeks of rehearsals but that's what makes it more exciting, you have to force yourself into character much more quickly," said Julie.
"Being a two-hander, it makes things much more intense as there's nowhere to hide.
"We've been fortunate that we can work together and work well and we really feel we've managed to harness an energy of where we want this to go.
"Being on the stage there's this level of electricity, anything can happen and each performance is slightly different."
For Salka, it's a busy time, she's writing and translating plays, novels and television programmes and she's looking forward to how her island drama is received in her adopted home city.
"It's a microcosmos of Iceland and Scotland coming together and I hope that the audience will be able to relate to some of the themes."
l And the Children Never Look Back, Oran Mor, until Saturday.