Down town of Borgarnes
Brakarey island off the shore of Borgarnes, now connected by a bridge, is named after Egil's nanny, Thorgerdur Brak, whom Skalla-Grimur, Egill's father, stoned to death.
The main street in Borgarnes is named Brakarbraut (Brak's Way) which was the path on which Thorgerdur Brak was chased before jumping off a cliff and drowning when hit by stones thrown by Skalla-Grimur.
In the Settlement Centre nearby is an audio-guided exhibition about "The Saga of Egill" and you will learn more about the brave nanny and bondswoman Thorgerdur Brak who took care of Egill Skallgrimsson.
Behind the Settlement Centre is a statue commemorating Thorgerdur Brak, by the artist Bjarni Thor, from Akranes.