Local Time: 00:00    Local Weather:   
Saga Travel Shopping Cart


Private Vatnsnes & Burial Rites

From Akureyri or Reykjavík (w/flight)

Take a Private Vatnsnes & Burial Rites tour through North West Iceland. You will have complete and direct access to your local expert guide and get a unique glimpse in to life on Vatnsnes Peninsula.

Our focus is on the novel Burial Rites, inspired by the last execution in Iceland and Vatnsnes Peninsula where a big part of the story takes place. See how the story comes alive by trailing each milestone of the novel and at the same time traveling in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Iceland. We also visit the picturesque Hvítserkur Cliff and historic Fort Borgarvirki.

This is slow travel and there is enough time to explore the sites and imagine this deeply moving story for yourself.

Private Tour Information

  • Price of all private tours is for a vehicle and a guide
  • The vehicle is for up to 4 passengers. If you are travelling with a group of 5 persons or more, you can contact our sales team for a quote. Email sagatravel@sagatravel.is or telephone +354 558-8888

Book Here


Price from

159.900 ISK

Tour type

Private Tour


  • Hvítserkur Cliff
  • Borgarvirki Fort
  • Illugastaðir Farm
  • Hvammstangi Village


All Year


Upon Request

Departure time



11-12 Hours


v Fully guided tour

v Transportation

icon v Pickup at your Akureyri Accommodation

x Refreshments


  • Reservation is necessary
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary or have longer journey time
  • We stop at local restaurant for lunch

Meeting point: Pickup at Cruise Ship port or Accommodation in Akureyri Area

Vehicle information: Comfort Vehicle is a Mercedes Benz V-Class, Toyota Land Cruiser or similar for 1-4 Passengers

We recommend you bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Camera

    Private Vatnsnes & Burial Rites

    Click on the map to see tour locations

    Wherever you are, share your travel stories with #sagatravel

    Follow us for the updates and conversations