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Black Beach Trolls

Region: South Iceland
Coordinates: 63.4186° N 19.0060° W

Folklore and mythology has always been a large part of the Icelandic culture. Living in such an isolated country, in extreme conditions and with natural forces we don‘t even fully understand today, folklore was our way to explain and accept things.

Trolls were creatures that were greatly feared for centuries; gigantic monstrous creatures that could only travel during sundown, since sunlight turns them into solid rock. Therefore, isolated rock formations who seem to be out of place, were often said to be petrified trolls. Here is a list of some of Iceland‘s most well known rocks who are claimed to have been trolls a long time ago, and the story of their troll lives: Black Troll!!!

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