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"If you head west or northwest from Akureyri, you'll immediately hit Tröllaskagi. The Troll Peninsula lies in between two fjords, Eyjafjörður and Skagafjörður, on the north coast of Iceland. Its coastal road has dramatic views of the Greenland Sea. The interior of the peninsula is marked with high mountains--this is one of the best places to ski in the country--and deep, glacier-carved valleys with secluded farms. Small towns, which mostly dot the coast, are isolated and hard to reach during the winter. Expect few tourists and dramatic landscapes."
"The landscape along this peninsula is really beautiful. "

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