Vatnsnes, this area is the setting for many Icelandic sagas, the most important of which is saga of Grettir – The – Strong. North West Iceland is also the setting for the book Burial Rites by the Austrian writer, Hannah Kent, which was puplished 2014. This is an historical novel based on the famous murder case 1828 of Agnes and Friðrik. They were condemned to death for murder and were the last culprits to be executed in Iceland. The book has enjoyed much popularity worldwide.