|State||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Constituent country||Faroe Islands|
|Population (1 January 2006)|
|• Summer (DST)||EST (UTC+1)|
|Postal code||FO 798|
Trøllanes and Mikladalur formerly constituted the commune of Mikladalur, before being incorporated into Klaksvík.
The name of the village means Troll-peninsula. In the old days, the village was visited every Twelfth Night, by trolls from the surrounding mountains, and the villagers had to flee and seek shelter for the night in the neighboring village Mikladalur. And it is this which has given the village its name. One year on Tweltfh Night however, there was an old woman, who wasn't able to make the trip to the next village due to infirmity, and she hid under the table in the living room, when the trolls came. They danced and partied and made such a noise that the old woman, in fear called out the name of Christ. When the trolls heard the holy name, they stopped partying and cursed the old woman, and left the village, and have never bothered it again. When the villagers returned they expected to find the old lady dead, but she was alive and able to tell them about the nights events.
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