Trøllanes

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Trøllanes
Village
Trøllanes
Trøllanes
Trøllanes is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Trøllanes
Trøllanes
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°21′43″N 6°47′18″W / 62.36194°N 6.78833°W / 62.36194; -6.78833
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Kalsoy
Municipality Klaksvík
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 27
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 798
Climate Cfc
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Trøllanes (Danish: Troldenæs) is a village on the northern part of the Faroese island of Kalsoy in the municipality of Klaksvík.

The 2005 population was 23. Its postal code is FO 798. A tunnel to Mikladalur was completed in 1985. It is noted for its meat specialty, Garnatálg.

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.

A local preparing a specialty of the village, Garnatálg

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