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Trollgaren is located in Rogaland
Hjelmeland, Rogaland, Norway
Elevation 820 m (2,690 ft)
Coordinates 59°19′00″N 6°34′00″E / 59.31667°N 6.56667°E / 59.31667; 6.56667Coordinates: 59°19′00″N 6°34′00″E / 59.31667°N 6.56667°E / 59.31667; 6.56667
Topo map 2232 Hjelmelandsheiene

Trollgaren is a moraine running about two kilometers northwards on the east side of Kvivatnet in Hjelmelandsheiene. The name translated to English the name is The Troll's stone fence.[1]


In the old days, people thought it was magic power (Trolls) that had built the massive stone fence far into Hjelmeland moors. The geological explanation is that, when the ice retreated, the stones were deposited in the mountains. The walk up to Trollgarden is nevertheless an experience for those who are fit, it appeared first after two hours of walking in the grounds, by Funningsland. You will see an elongated stone wall, up to 5–7 meters high, recent studies prove that it was about 2 km long. Clearly visible in the bare mountains, just over 800 meters above sea level.[2]


The geology of the Trollgaren aerea was thoroughly investigated and described by Professor Bjørn G. Andersen in his Master's thesis (1954) ”Om isens tilbaketrekking i området mellom Lysefjorden og Jøsenfjorden i Ryfylke” (On the glacial retreat in the area between the Lysefjorden and Jøsenfjorden in Ryfylke).[3]


On the third of the ten best Weekend trips you got the heaviest, and you should expect just over a day trip from Stavanger.[2]

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  1. ^ "Trollgarden - Steingard med dimensjoner" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Trolsk møte med Trollgarden" (in Norwegian). Aftenbladet. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ Andersen, Bjørn G. (1954). "Randmorener i Sørvest-Norge" (in Norwegian) 14. Norwegian Journal of Geography. pp. 273–342. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 

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