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Private Vatnsnes & Burial Rites

From Akureyri or Reykjavík

The highly rated actress and Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is to star in a Hollywood film adaptation of the historical novel that lays the trail of this tour. Filming will take place in the upcoming months but when the movie will be released is yet to be made public.

Our focus during this tour is on the novel Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, inspired by the last execution in Iceland and nature at Vatnsnes Peninsula where a big part of the story takes place.  You will see how the saga 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 take our time to 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 vehicles offered are for up to 19 passengers. If you are traveling with a group of 20 persons or more, you can contact our sales team for a quote. Email sagatravel@sagatravel.is or telephone +354 558-8888

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Price from

187.400 ISK

Tour type

Private Tour


  • Scenery of the novel Burial Rites
  • Hvítserkur Cliff
  • Borgarvirki Fort
  • Illugastaðir Farm
  • Hvammstangi Village
  • Black sand beaches at Vatnsnes peninsula


All Year


Upon Request

Departure time

08:00 or upon request


11-12 Hours


v Fully guided tour

v Transportation

icon v Pickup at your Akureyri or Reykjavík 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
  • During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café

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. Mercedes Sprinter minibus or similar. Super Jeep is a Land Cruiser on at least 38″ tires or similar

We recommend you bring

  • Good walking shoes
  • Warm clothing in winter
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

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