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[–]pong281 1860 points1861 points  (72 children)

Who knew Jagex could create such a beautiful place.

[–]Slermss 460 points461 points  (29 children)

I was looking for this comment

[–]earthnarb 220 points221 points  (9 children)

I was looking for my slayer task. Where am I?

[–]DragonBank 86 points87 points  (7 children)

Kill 10 /u/slermss

[–]Slermss 96 points97 points  (6 children)

You require a slayer level of 99 to kill slermss.

[–]redditmademecomment 43 points44 points  (4 children)

This guy slays

[–]jdero 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Jagex really did a great job with Trollheim afterall. This actually blows my mind, that place was made with browser graphics in... 2005?

[–]Sierra331 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fuck it, I'm gonna go pick flax.

[–]TrustMeIKnowThisOne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh you must be looking for Nie.... :(

[–]TripleU07 71 points72 points  (10 children)

I came here looking for this comment and it was the top comment. A surprise to be sure but a welcome one...

[–]glass20 18 points19 points  (8 children)

A surprise to be sure but a welcome one...

A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one

[–]yallrcunts 4 points5 points  (2 children)

You're really making the case for no commas except for the last one. I always prefer the m-dash when I want to have a good dramatic pause.

[–]yepitsdad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love an m-dash

[–]skieezy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I, came here, looking, for this, comment, and, it was, the top, comment. A, surprise, to be sure, but, a welcome, one...

[–]Rs_Vulas 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Not all heros wear capes.

[–]i_hate_fanboys 37 points38 points  (2 children)

But dragon slayers do

[–]Cut-the-red-wire 4 points5 points  (1 child)

No you are thinking of Rune Platebodies. Its the Legends who get the capes.

[–]MustangGuy1965 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I was looking for the GWD...

[–]Slermss 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Its just over this ditch, bring your bank and follow me

[–]NYLaw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think we all were looking for this comment

[–]Leonhearted 163 points164 points  (1 child)

Lmao they turned Trollheim into a real thing

[–]Cropsmack 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Who did this 😂😂😂👌👌👌💯

[–]EvaGenity 128 points129 points  (1 child)

2 fires 2 laws and you're good

[–]Dark13579 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Running to that herb patch!

[–]sunbro29 47 points48 points  (1 child)

[–]worldstallestbaby 37 points38 points  (0 children)

It was absolutely expected though.

[–]EveryRedditUser 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Who knew the northern wastes are so scenic.

[–]sharpshooter999 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I always spent a lot of time up in the Trollweisse mountains. I liked the emptiness

[–]WowMuchCreate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Trollweiss Mountain provided me with mint cake, gnome scarf, and goggles. Good times.

[–]decisive_emu_victory 25 points26 points  (5 children)

You misspelled Slartibartfast

[–]samurai_swords 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Actually this isn’t on the coast, though.

[–]saurusAT 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Came here to look for this comment.

[–]Evil_Yoss 4 points5 points  (1 child)

decisive_emu_victory is a really hoopy frood.

[–]NotLukesFather 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m an Ironman btw.

[–]rank_1_glad 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Damn 1 hour late.

[–]ramdomdonut1 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This was my first thought too.

Do have your games necklace handy?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Finish the damn quest. Two law runes, two fire runes.

[–]massterchief781 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Surprised it isn’t a little more pixelated

[–]SoylentPersons 554 points555 points  (114 children)

They even made a documentary on it called Troll Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLEo7H9tqSM

[–]Fishermang[S] 170 points171 points  (67 children)

[–]SoylentPersons 92 points93 points  (7 children)

Here's a image from the film: https://imgur.com/gallery/I6Eu7jd

[–]Skoyer 24 points25 points  (3 children)


[–]BirdsAndBirdies 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Wow Norway must be a real shithole


[–]reduxde 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Yeah, we need more people from places like Haiti.

[–]sparcasm 21 points22 points  (53 children)

As I understand it, the majority of Norwegians still believe in trolls. Is this true?

[–]bcdfg 98 points99 points  (7 children)

There are still trolls, buy no one believes in then anymore, which makes them sad.

[–]bfevans19 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Am I a troll?

[–]go_kartmozart 25 points26 points  (2 children)

No, but here in America we elected one president, it seems.

[–]goldenrule78 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This is why he wants more immigrants from Norway.

[–]crazy-B 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Everytime you say "I don't believe in trolls", there is a little troll somewhere that falls down dead.

[–]reduxde 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Can confirm; lost much of my family that way.

[–]KillerAdvice 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Trolls are like santa claus. We make our kids believe in them, hunt for them in our mountains which are literally outside our backdoors. Adults dont believe in trolls, but in a fun santa clausy way say they do. (There are nice trolls, and bad trolls in our myths. Mostly they are funny and moronic in our folklore).

[–]smog_alado 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is exactly what the government would want you to believe!

[–]A_Skilled_Moose 43 points44 points  (24 children)

No, basically no one believes in trolls here. But its one of our main tourist attractions.

[–]Ferrond_ 38 points39 points  (23 children)

Excuse you, I believe in trolls.

Source: am Norwegian

[–]Jzrpf73 11 points12 points  (20 children)

I can't tell if this was a joke, but I'm curious about trolls. If someone says they believe in trolls what does that typically mean? Like for you personally, what is it you believe exists?

[–]41145and6 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, "Trolls".

[–]SunTzu- 13 points14 points  (10 children)

It means the same thing as if someone told you they believed in angels.

[–]Ferrond_ 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Well, personally I don't actually believe in trolls, however I have family members who swear they've seen a 'Hulder' which is basically a cow succubus. An attractive female that seduces men into their mountain homes. The only thing that differentiates them from normal women in apperance is the cow tail.

I also know people who geniuinely believe in trolls. I'd say it is most likely someone who witnesses something as either a result of hallucination or something similar, which makes them believe in it.

I'm more of an agnostic myself, I have no conclusive evidence either way, and considering that we're still discovering species it could just as well be something natural.

[–]Fishermang[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great explanation. When you are outside and twilight sets in, and shadows get their own shadows, suddenly everything can feel real. I consider myself a very rational being, but I must admit I did feel lost in my head when seeing one of the northern light explosions across the whole sky. The nature is overwhelming.

[–]Astrophysicyst 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Yes, we even had a guy called Espen, challenging a troll to an eating contest once.

He was hiking alone in the wilderness, with the edge of a forest on one side and the modest incline of a mountain plateau on the other. As he was walking, all of a sudden a huge troll came bounding out of the forest swinging its fist right at Espen as if intending to clobber him, but in the next moment he found himself confined in its clutched fist, dazed and confused he heard the troll muttering to itself "time for a proper christian man stew, I'll save the ... for later".

Traveling deep into the forest they arrived at a clearing where the troll had its lair. As they came closer he caught a glimpse of a humongous pot, so large that if filled to the brim it would contain enough food to feed at least a hundred forest trolls. The troll hung him on a hook intended for cutlery right next to the fire. Espen could smell that the troll was making porridge, which gave him the idea of challenging the troll to an eating contest.

Trolls are very competitive, exceptionally sore losers and in fact, denser than the most dim-witted of humans.

Espen exclaimed "I challenge you to a duel", snarlingly it replied "speak quickly, I'm so hungry I'm not even going to bother cooking you". Calmly Espen replied "I don't mind being eaten, but as the competitive person I am, I couldn't let the chance of having an eating contest against the greatest foe of all pass me by. So I propose to you that if I win, you let me go. If you win, I'll provide you with information that will afford you an infallible plan to lure the whole village of Fittedal into your pot". The troll nodded in agreement.

As the troll lumbered over to the pot of porridge to fill their respective bowls. Espen who was still wearing his backpack, quickly took it off his back and hastily put it on again under his shirt in such a way that the opening was at his chest. As Espen's hand came out under the shirt, the troll turned around and handed him the bowl. They both started eating, every time the troll tilted its head down looking at the bowl as it ate, Espen shoveled porridge into the backpack under his shirt. The hungry troll got so preoccupied with his porridge that he didn't notice Espen's intent and unblinking stare. Finishing their bowls at the exact same time, the troll was visibly embittered and surprised. But without uttering a word it filled the bowls again. And so it went on for hour upon hour, until the troll, burping and grunting, bellowed "how the hell is a little human like you able to eat as fast as me, and as much as me, without even breaking a sweat? I feel as if I'm about to burst". Espen without answering, just gave it a sleazy smile and continued eating.

The trolls stomach was now bulging, actually looking like it was about to burst. But the troll had no intentions of letting a human humiliate it, so it begrudgingly continued eating, although it felt the skin on its stomach stretching and cracking. At the moment Espen saw the skin on its stomach cracking and trickling blood he yelled "se jeg fant en blei!" as he leaped forward, grabbed a hatchet from the ground where he had emptied the contents of his backpack, and swung the hatched as mightily as he could, hitting the trolls stomach, which burst and all its contents erupted in an incredible display of guts and partially digested porridge.

True story.

[–]Fishermang[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Haha great write up, did you just translate it on the go?

[–]Bramare 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Great write-up of a classic Norwegian folk-tale!

[–]Ferrond_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There are Norwegians who believe in Trolls, Hulder, Nøkken and many more local folk legends. There is the little Låvenisse, basically a miniature santa, and on Christmas Day you put a bowl of porridge and a glass of milk in the barn to feed him. Some do it because of traditions, others because they believe in it.

There are some areas in the less populated parts of Norway that have their porridge regularily eaten, and have pranks played on them if they don't put it out.

I assume the people who believe in the folk tales are in a minority, as there isn't any real evidence of their existence. But then again, there is no evidence against it either. 🤔

[–]awc737 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm going to guess it's like Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest. A lot of people claim to believe in Bigfoot, even though it's probably 95% sarcastic. It's such a meme, that even though you know better, you believe.

[–]Urabutbl 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I always really enjoyed Michael Crichton's theory on trolls (which he used to retell the Viking saga Beowulf mixed with Arabic historical texts in Eaters of the Dead, later filmed as The 13th Warrior), whereby the myths of trolls are actually recounting of meetings with a tribe of Neanderthals that survived in Scandinavia well into the Viking age.

[–]--ManBearPig-- 34 points35 points  (9 children)

“Why problem make, when you no problem have, you don't want to make.”

-Polish guy from Troll Hunter

[–]ANorthwesternSoul 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A quote to truly live by

[–]professor-i-borg 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Russian, or some other kind of slav pretending to be Polish, more likely. I don't know why they never get Polish people to play themselves in movies... It's not like they are hard to find.

Same thing when Magneto is working in the Polish mine/foundry or whatever in that X-Men movie. Not a single Pole to be found. (Their accents were massively screwed up).

[–]Astrophysicyst 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's Robert Stoltenberg, who specializes in portraying different kinds of characters. It's not intended to be accurate, just comedic and stereotypical.

[–]rubygeek 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's the same with Norwegian roles in Hollywood movies - there's about a 80% chance that they either thought that Scandinavians are all totally interchangeable or let some American butcher our language in new and exciting ways.

[–]professor-i-borg 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's so it's so weird. They obsess over little details that no one in their right mind will notice, but then screw up up things that native speakers of a foreign language will notice immediately.

[–]Gadompis 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's a Norwegian comedian that plays the polish guy

[–]preprandial_joint 59 points60 points  (0 children)

That movie was really cool. My favorite part was when they were trying to bait that really large troll because the scenery. I assume it was filmed in a place like this.

[–]canhavealotofmoney 19 points20 points  (6 children)

ive watched this so many times. very educational.

[–]smog_alado 3 points4 points  (2 children)

But for real, this movie thought me a lot about Norwegian culture, folklore and memes.

[–]canhavealotofmoney 6 points7 points  (1 child)


[–]awc737 1 point2 points  (2 children)

From all these comments, I don't know to believe if the movie is real or sarcastic

[–]canhavealotofmoney 11 points12 points  (0 children)

its just a faux documentary style film. its very well done IMO.

[–]professor-i-borg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is real and it is amazing. (If you like the shaky cam thing).

[–]Gravesh 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Great movie. I didn't expect much going it but it was equally hilarious and very well made. Funnily enough, I was watching Thor a minute ago on TV. And mentioned this movie to a guest. They knew and seen the movie. Instantly loved that dude

[–]JudgeHolden 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Great fuckin' movie! As someone with an undergraduate degree in anthropology it really got me to wondering about how common themes in folklore arise, especially with regard to places like Scandinavia and the British Isles where ancient traditions seem to at least hint at the possibility of a connection between anatomically modern homo sapiens (AMHS) ice-age populations coming into contact and conflict with existing Neanderthal communities.

We know that such contact and conflict occurred since not only were Neanderthalensis and Sapiens coexistent over time and geography, but they are now known --through DNA analysis-- to have bred with one another. What we don't know is how the memory of it would have been passed down through the ages, if it was passed on at all.

Personally, I think it would be weird if the contact, not to say collision, between AMHS and Neanderthalensis (and Denisovans and whoever else we may yet discover) populations were not somehow preserved in our cultural memory, and where else, if not the distant ends of Northwestern Europe, would we expect to find the strongest indications of the case?

After all, everything we know tends to indicate that Neanderthalensis would have, upon being pushed out by AMHS populations, taken refuge in the most distant and geographically obscure locations possible, obviously with the fact of rising sea-levels playing a role.

That said, the above is meant as pure conjecture and no more. Don't even attempt to hold me to academic rigor; it was never my intent to make a claim that would hold up to the scrutiny of legitimate scholarship.

[–]the_exlax_killer 25 points26 points  (5 children)

They even made a porno on it called Troll Hymen

[–]Pelvic_beard 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I'm not sure if this is true, but I'm also not sure whether I want to Google it to see if it is

[–]denshi 14 points15 points  (2 children)

The continual reddit struggle.

[–]jawjuhgirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I assumed that was how it's pronounced so that makes sense.

[–]hockeyboi 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I came in here looking for this.

The most hilarious scene ever is the bridge scene where he is wearing armour, and being thrashed about by a huge troll.

[–]Seeking_Psychosis 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Came here to see if anyone had mentioned this.

[–]GalacticSeahorse 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I loved this movie. So good.

[–]Illeazar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I came to post this! One of my all time favorites!

[–]professor-i-borg 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]velvet42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I came in here to point out that I didn't see any electrical poles. How do they keep the Trolls penned in? Are there any surrounding communities that puts at risk?

[–]Fishermang[S] 392 points393 points  (65 children)

This photo is taken in Trollheimen. I know it sounds like Troll hymen, but bear with me. It translates into Troll Home or Home of Trolls and rightfully so - it is a big national park, in the middle of Norway and has a lot of mountains rising tall, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes. Unlike places such as Lofoten which are more known and popular, Trollheimen is harder to reach and stay in as it is a broader and wilder area. In this location I stayed in a nearby cabin with some friends. We went skiing as it is the only way you can reach this location during winter from a parking space around 12 kms away, approximately.

Anyway, I took the photo during an unexpected sunset, when the whole evening was grey and dull, but during the last moments before the sun set there was an opening in the sky, and everything suddenly just bloomed. Couldn't believe my eyes and through sheer enthusiasm I was sliding across this ice (had to throw off my skis, they obviously don't handle ice well) looking for a fitting foreground. Luckily I made it in time, as the sunset vanished after ten minutes or so.

Technical info: 28mm, ƒ/16, 1s, ISO 125. Canon 5D Mark II, on a tripod. I think that is about it, but just ask if you have any questions or are wondering about the area! And lastly, if anyone's interested in more of the same kind of photography, feel free to check out my instagram.

[–]huevos_and_whiskey 66 points67 points  (12 children)

Something doesn’t add up. You’re saying there was a whole evening preceding sunset? As someone who’s currently at a similar latitude, I’m having a little trouble wrapping my mind around this.

j/k, beautiful picture!

[–]Fishermang[S] 73 points74 points  (11 children)

Haha you are refering to the endless feeling of twilight, right? Thinking of this light, it sort of feels like a late evening already at 10AM when the sun is rising. I don't mind it though, endless golden hour ftw!

Thanks mate!

[–]huevos_and_whiskey 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Also that the sun sets before 16:00!

[–]Fishermang[S] 20 points21 points  (7 children)

I do notice that light stays a while long each day though!

[–]Murrabbit 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Flat-earthers must hate you guys!

[–]Folknasty 14 points15 points  (4 children)

You won't believe what Flat-earthers are saying about Norwegians!

[–]Super_Pan 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Don't mock the Flat Earth Society, they have members all around the globe!

[–]Murrabbit 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Even the edges? They should watch out for cats - they don't wanna get pushed off!

[–]huevos_and_whiskey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We’re gaining about half an hour of sunlight every week here!

[–]NoSkyIsTooHigh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Beautiful pic man, my new wallpaper, thanks.

[–]OttoPussner 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Up vote for not putting your experience in the title and focusing on the landscape

[–]Notsoh 2 points3 points  (4 children)

how do you think the 5DMkII holds up today? I recently shot with a mkIII and that really opened my eyes to the full frame world and it really made me want to upgrade from my 60D. I obviously do not wanna pay the pricetag that comes with the mkIII but there are a lot of used mkII's online that are definitely in my price range.

So, do you think its worth the upgrade at this point or should i try to save up more and get the mkIII? Absolutely incredible shot btw...it heavily reminded me of two different scenes from Game of Thrones as well as "The Wall" aspect

[–]krakenftrs 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I'm not OP but I've owned both a II and a III. Honestly it depends on your use, the III shoots faster, the autofocus is better and faster and it has better low light capability. For moving people or animals, the III is a world of difference. You'll miss shots with the II. It's still a good camera but you'll be annoyed.

For landscape and portraits, just go ahead and buy the II, it's a great camera and you'll get it at a fantastic price. I'm looking to sell my old one and I'm a bit annoyed to sell such a good camera for such a low price, to the point where I'm considering if it's better to keep it as a backup haha

[–]yusrname 2 points3 points  (1 child)

aka Redditorheimen. Who knew redditors had a real place to hang out at. The color of the sunset is beautifully captured. Just curious, was there any post-processing? Loved your other pictures in your insta too.

[–]Fishermang[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

thanks mate! Yes, I did a bunch of processing on this, as I only shoot in RAW, so I have to develop the files. It is a cropped version of a much bigger picture, I did some work to darken the sky so it would show the same light as the land and I also did a lot of work to bring forth the reflections in the ice with various tools. In RAW the reflections had lost their color and looked very blank. I tried to recreate the feeling of the scene and light as it was - and it still doesn't do it justice - it was somehow darker but even more glowing in purple colors.

[–]_Wartoaster_ 4 points5 points  (28 children)

Is this near/related to Trollhattan? I'm ignorant of much about Scandanavia

[–]Fishermang[S] 6 points7 points  (24 children)

I had to look that one up, haven't heard of it before. Looks like it is not related at all, as it's located somewhere far away in Sweden

[–]fetthoel 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Actually, there is a peak in Trollheimen named Trollhetta. My family has a cabin in the area. Nothing to do with Trollhättan but.

Which lake is this, RMNZ?

[–]preprandial_joint 8 points9 points  (14 children)

Coming from the US Midwest, thinking of Norway and Sweden as far away from each other is funny. I have to drive 4-5 hours and 200+ miles to get to the closest metropolis to my city.

[–]nod23b 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Norway is very long, a few thousand kilometers, you can be far away from Sweden while being in Norway :)

[–]Nansen123 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This just shows that you don't grasp scandinavian geography. 4-5 hours isn't that much.

[–]Fishermang[S] 10 points11 points  (8 children)

Yeah that messed with my head a bit when I look at the map. Although the countries are right next to each other and it would take me more or less same amount of time to drive to Sweden border as it would to drive to Trollheimen. The most surprising part is when I found out how long the countries are, especially how far the northern norway part stretches! And still, US is so much bigger haha!

[–]preprandial_joint 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Ya, I can only imagine how remote and desolate the northern reaches of Norway are! Probably similar to northern Alaska. Your country is beautiful and I hope to visit someday. Is there a region that is a good spot for destination kayak touring?

[–]erikw 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would think that Helgelandskysten in Nordland would be great for Kayak touring. Contact the Norwegian tourist association (www.dnt.no), they can offer advice.

[–]Skoyer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah.. The Coastline is riddled with fjords and islands rich in fishing history and good views. Do some good research and you can prob rent housing all the way down. Depending on month ofc. People do like their old houses in the summer.

[–]Roevhaal 2 points3 points  (2 children)

There are towns and fishing villages everywhere in northern Norway, it doesn't feel desolate at all, untill you're getting into Finnmark.

[–]Frohtastic 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hey now, the towns are only like 2 hours apart so its not that desolate!

[–]Roevhaal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's not Northern Alaska levels but it's pretty rural

[–]DeadlockRadium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A flight from Kirkenes to Oslo is almost 2 and a half hours. Also, if you travelled directly in the opposite direction from Bergen -> Kirkenes, you'd end up in southwestern France.

[–]Tobar_the_Gypsy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Hat of Trolls”

[–]Rekt_Ryan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Trollhunter was a nice movie

[–]L-usv 70 points71 points  (12 children)

Ahhhh my homeland... Goodness I do Love Norway. Something about it has such a mystical feel. There are endless places there that evoke such a deep, primal feeling; I just can't put my finger on what it is exactly. On my last visit, I got to spend two months with my family. Most of the time was in Bergen, but the first 4 nights we went and stayed with some friends in Tromsø. It was in the beginning of January (the day we flew in was the first day that the sun peeked over the mountains), and the term that kept coming to mind was "Winter Wonderland". On the second night, we witnessed the Aurora Borealis; words will never come close to explaining the experience. Watching the purple, white, and green dancing across the sky was the most spiritual event of my life. Its funny, because locals can be very "meh" about it, but I tell anyone who will listen: if there is one thing I would recommend someone to do in their life, if they are able to, is to go see the northern lights. This is such an amazing picture!!!

[–]AmishNucularEngineer 11 points12 points  (2 children)

It's the interplay between desolation and dramatic color. It is a profoundly dangerous place, but also very beautiful ...despite or, or because of its danger...I don't know which myself. It riles up the animal instincts we westerners have bottled up over countless centuries of civilization beating the high holy fuck out of the surrounding natural world.

[–]Fishermang[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And even in places which do have civilization close by, that feeling of raw primal nature doesn't go away. It's like it is nature's rules no matter what you do.

[–]gixxerbro 84 points85 points  (1 child)

Fucking Nords ripping off Runescape

[–]my__name__is 63 points64 points  (0 children)

I've seen the Troll Hunter documentary about this place.

[–]InertBrian 74 points75 points  (0 children)


[–]Oznog99 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Discovered by the great Viking explorer skankhunt42

[–]Handsome-Lake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for mentioning this...was scrolling through just to find someone say it.

[–]souljabri557 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Wow they turned Trollheim into a real thing

[–]Storm7789 196 points197 points  (16 children)

So this is what not a shithole country looks like /s

[–]Tmonster18 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Came to the comments for a shithole reference: was not disappointed

[–]cguyrr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me too lol

[–]bcdfg 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yes. But don't tell anyone.

[–]srv82690 107 points108 points  (9 children)

Id bust that Troll Hymen

[–]FreeManBeat 63 points64 points  (2 children)

I was just looking for someone to say Troll Hymen

[–]cowboydirtydan 15 points16 points  (1 child)

That's why I'm in the comments at all

[–]Casual_ADHD 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks my day is complete.

[–]KjuddaB 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As funny as this is, if anyone is wondering about the pronounciation, just look to the Thor movie. Idris Elba plays "Heimdal" (The all seeing gatekeeper, and it is pronounced excatly the same. "Heim" is usually an old Norwegian word for home (some dialects still use it). So like OP's title, "Trollheimen" means "Home of Trolls".

[–]shahooster 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Judging by the color of the sky, I’d say somebody beat you to it.

[–]cowboydirtydan 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]iSmokedItAll 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is why I came...I mean what I came here for.

[–]tammybex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Giggity giggity

[–]Fawesum 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I trekked through Trollheimen alone a few years back and took some pictures with my shitty phone camera. It's a wonderful area and you can trek between three outposts there where you can stay and eat and have a shower if you want. Takes about a day to walk between each of them. Absolutely wonderful trip that I plan doing again sometime.

Images here, including one of the same mountain tip as OP, just in the summer: https://imgur.com/a/1lWuq

[–]Fishermang[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

awesome shots, you really can feel the place when you look at them. I have never been there during summer time, so it is really cool to see what the snow hides beneath. Thanks for posting these!

[–]Bexaddict 18 points19 points  (10 children)

Serious thought... I wonder if this was inspiration for the home of the trolls in Frozen. The characters and rides are now part of Norway at Epcot.

[–]--Zeno-- 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Haha, Epcot is such a bastardisation of everything Norwegian though, dont try to get your Norwegian cultural exchange from there :P (several of my friends here in Norway have worked there on the Norwegian section of it)

[–]Stalin_vs_hitler 6 points7 points  (5 children)

No frozen is based on the west coast.

[–]ACulturedBaboon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Used to be the Maelstrom until they had to make Norse paganism in more comprehensible terms...

[–]thundergryphon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wish they still had Maelstrom. I only ever did it once and all I can remember is the mural at the end with a Viking on a bicycle.

[–]trixter21992251 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Arendelle is a coastal town southwest of Oslo.

And Hans is from Denmark (Southern Isles).

[–]AmperesLaw 31 points32 points  (0 children)


[–]drkrelic 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This doesn't look like 4chan...

[–]meh0175 8 points9 points  (1 child)

For anyone that is debating about visiting, do it. Country is stunning. Expensive. But stunning.

[–]Managicall 8 points9 points  (2 children)

In USA we would call that Arizona except our deserts have sand instead of snow.

[–]Saintjimmy119 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Otherwise known as reddit

[–]PinkFrogDancer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Breathtaking photo and what a cool happening. Glad you were able to catch the shot

[–]Mojo_Ryzen 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]coniunctio 2 points3 points  (3 children)

One must listen to Edvard Grieg while enjoying this photo.

[–]SocraticVoyager 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Awaken, awaken, Mustakrakish, the Lake Troll!

Awaken, awaken, take the land that must be taken...

[–]tURtle462 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Acording to Trump you can park a lot of F-52s there.

[–]thisSidehasbirdsonit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idea for last song ever. "Killed by a troll" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvXov44ubtE "It's that guyyyy"

[–]runningmurphy 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Hey op, I’m at a turning point in my life and am considering moving to Norway. Could I PM you for information about Norway?

[–]akvanvig 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Go take a look at /r/Norway they should be able to help you

[–]nothing_in_my_mind 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Are you high enough level to go there OP? The PvE is brutal.

[–]Rabornius 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Beautiful. I intend to camp and ride Icelandic ponies in Jotenheim next year. Maybe I can make time to check this out.

[–]DefNotJRossiter 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I thought there was no such thing as trolls?!

[–]k3nnyd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Must be where these dudes hang out.

[–]portcity2007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You never disappoint.

[–]handle_5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I heard they had a problem with bear poaching there.

[–]CloudHorse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Home of the trolls...lookin at you, reddit

[–]Twig-And-Plums 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel sad that the trolls obviously have no bridge to live under.

[–]merlore8 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is what I imagined when I read my favorite book, East. Gorgeous, but terrifying!

[–]Fishermang[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just read through the introduction on goodreads, sounds pretty awesome.

[–]TKPhresh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh wow, Norway! Land of gnomes... and trolls!!

[–]Daztastic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In America they call the Home of Trolls The Whitehouse!

[–]mumrik1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I live here and fucking hate the cold... I’ll move to another country as soon as possible. Nice photo though