Frozen, Everything Is Frozen
Criminals are sent North. It’s the way of the world. You either face the cruel punishment you deserve, or you are judged by your gods. Probably not worth risking the chance that the gods will forsake you. Or worse, they will torture your spirit for all eternity.
Go to the North. No one ever returns, but who is to say that means they die? Perhaps they find a new fortune. Perhaps, even wealth. Hope, at the very least, they find warmth.