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Reynisdrangar

According to Norse folklore, trolls are natural beings who live as families in rock formations, mountains and caves. They cannot be out in daylight lest they turn to stone. According to Icelandic legend, one night, many years ago, three trolls named Skessudrangur, Laddrangur and Langhamar were trying to pull a three masted ship ashore near the present day village of Vík í Mýrdal. It was a large ship that gave them quite a bit of trouble. Before they knew it, the rising sun turned them all into stone. Today, this rock formation is called called Reynisdrangar.

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