If you think the otherworldly rock formations of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument are impressive, wait until you get an eyeful of Trolltunga, AKA Troll’s Tongue, a spectacular jut of rock located in Norway.
The pointed rocky outcrop of Trolltunga protrudes from a cliff at an altitude of 2,300 feet above Ringedalsvatnet lake. Legend has it that the rock formation is the result of an overconfident troll who thought that unlike other trolls, the sunlight would not turn him into stone. Sticking out his tongue in defiance and mockery, the troll was petrified as soon as the sun rose above the magnificent landscape of this corner of Norway. The more scientific explanation is that Trolltunga is the result of glacial erosion that took place thousands of years ago.