TROLL BOOKS AND WALKING PATHS

When the host in Fossatún, Steinar Berg, first arrived to this area, he found a rock with the shape of a troll's face. Aside from this special rock and the Troll Waterfalls just behind it, he got inspired and started to write folk stories about trolls. His books have been well received and successful in Iceland. The book Tryggdatröll  (The Last Troll), is available in 4 languages apart from Icelandic: English, French, German and Norwegian; and soon it will be released in Japanese and Spanish. The books are illustrated by Brian Pilkington. 

A new and wonderful Icelandic folk story has emerged, a model children’s book, both for children and adults.

 Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir, Iceland Review Magazine

This is the TV advert for Trunt, Trunt - the new book out in Icelandic but in English, French and German spring 2016. 

Below is the map showing where the stories in the book take place - in West Iceland.

After releasing The Last Troll book, Steinar decided to give life to the area by creating several walking paths with sculptures and images from the book so that guests could interact and get to know the context where the stories take place. Here is a map of all the walking paths in Fossatún.

Steinar's latest book - Trunt Trunt - was released in the autumn of 2015 and soon it will be available in English and other languages. The Troll Books are available in several shops around Iceland and also at Fossatún Reception.


ROCK'N' TROLL WITH GRASASNAR

Apart from writing, Steinar Berg is also a musician. He is a member of the local band Grasasnar (The Jerks), who play regularly in Fossatún with full or part line up. 

 
 

THE SURROUNDINGS: discovering West Iceland

Fossatún is located in the centre of West Iceland region and it is an ideal destination for shorter or longer stays. From here you can visit West region main attractions which are within short distances. Set Fossatún as your base and discover the wonders of this beautiful region. 

Our land is only 84 km from Reyjavík (see here how to reach Fossatún by car) and approx. 90km from the south of Snæfellsness peninsula, a "must-see" area in Iceland. Around the peninsula there are villages and towns as well as hiking trails, Saga sites, golden beaches and volcanic peaks. 

The gentle cascades of bright water make Hraunfossar Waterfalls a famous spot for visitors and photographers and they are just 30km from Fossatún. The falls emerge from under the moss-covered lava and tumble down a series of rock steps into the river. On your way you will find the Europe´s most powerful hot spring - Deildartunguhver. This thermal spring (100°C) provides hot water for the central heating in the Borgarnes and Akranes towns.