Burial Rites inspires novel tour
Avid travellers are always looking for a different experience and here’s one that might just make the bucket list. It can be hard to imagine life in Iceland’s formidable winter landscape but Hannah Kent’s 2013 novel Burial Rites managed to deeply inspire a fascination for the pristine beauty of Iceland and hardships of Icelandic life. Due to its popularity and international acclaim, one tour company has now introduced “Burial Rites Tour in North Iceland” as a five-day tour focusing on the locations in Hannah Kent’s chilling novel. The novel, which was accredited for its historical detail, brings to life the true story of Agnes Magnusdottir, a young woman who was the last person executed in Iceland on 12 January 1830. Bentours introduction of the tour allows visitors for the first time to visit the historical sites and connect with the events that transpired in Burial Rites. With guides just as passionate about sharing the history and nature of the area with visitors, as readers of the book, travellers will visit sites connected with Agnes Magnusdottir’s life and learn about how North Icelandic farmers lived during the 19th century.
One of the locations Burial Rites centres around is the area of Vatnsnes, where the land, sea and sky seem to merge.