Trollakirkja is a high and a prominent mountain on the Holtavorduheidi
Moorland at the southern end of the Strandir District.
Before and during the Age of Settlement the ogres and trolls of
the area assembled there to discuss their reaction against the
increasing influx of humans in the country.
Most of them were peaceful creatures, which gradually gave in and
moved away as greater parts of the country were settled, especially
after Christianity was accepted by law in the year 1000.
ogre of Mt Trollakirkja remained in her cave until shortly after the
church at Stadur on the Hruta Bay was to be consecrated.
The same day she rode down the mountain towards the church and
stopped within range from it.
There she took a big boulder and threw it in the direction of the
church to crush it and its contents.
missed and the boulder landed in the horse pen and killed
Christianity spread rather fast all over the country and the
remaining ogres and trolls moved further and further north in the
They did not leave much evidence of the existence behind, but at
least we still have the topographical names to remind us of them and
prove that they existed.