Burial Rites Tour from Reykjavik or Akureyri, Iceland
Burial Rites, an award-winning book by Hannah Kent will soon be on the big screen, where the Oscar winning actor Jennifer Lawrence will be the star of the show. Burial Rites is based on the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir and her final days before being the last woman executed in Iceland. Experience the moving story and true sites behind the novel as well as raw Icelandic nature in this unique tour with an experienced local guide that knows the real story.
Pick-up and drop-off at a predetermined location in Reykjavik/Akureyri
With your reservation we donate 5% of our income to reforestation or beach cleaning, you choose it
What does it include?
- Guided tour from an experienced local
- Pick-up and drop-off at a predetermined location in Reykjavik/Akureyri
- Light refreshments
- Guided tour around Reykir Regional Museum
- Adults: 256, 18 €/each
- Children between 6 and 14: 124, 43 €/each
- Children under 6: free
The death of Natan Ketilsson is perhaps the most infamous criminal case in Icelandic history where he, and his guest Pétur Jónsson, were brutally murdered at his farm Illugastaðir in March 1828. Natan’s maidservant Agnes Magnúsdóttir and her accomplice Friðrik Sigurðsson were found guilty of the crime and beheaded on January 12th 1830 in Þrístapar.
It is genuinely a moving experience getting to know the story behind the woman, as well as the tragedy that led to the last execution in Iceland, and being able to visit the true sites where the events took place.