Burial Rites in­spires novel tour

Travel Digest - - NE WS -

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.

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