View from Lagheidi Pass, Trollaskagi Peninsula, Iceland
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This mountainous peninsula sits between two fjords, Eyjafjörður to its east and Skagafjörður to its west. Tröllaskagi has several peaks that reach heights of over 900 meters (2,953 feet), earning this region the distinction of having the highest elevation in Iceland outside the central highlands. The rivers that descend from these peaks, as well as the movement of Ice Age glaciers, helped form the peninsula’s numerous valleys. Along the edge of Tröllaskagi, small settlements are home to residents who have made their living from the sea for centuries.