The Årjäng troll

The troll is 8 metres high and has a size 3,5 metres shoe.

The troll was born 27 May 1972. The modell was shaped by the artist Erik Hermansson, Bålsta (1903-1976). Erik also illustrated the book ”Årjängstroll” by Tore Skogman. The woodwork is made by Gunnar Andersson.

The creative idea was made by Start-68 i.a., an association for youth activities in Nordmarken. The story and record ”Årjängstroll” by Tore Skogman was released in December 1971 and the idea of a troll as a public decoration was born.

Great and impressive

The troll is 8 metres high and has a size 3,5 metres shoe. The Årjäng troll is probably the biggest troll in Sweden and has toured Stockholm and Gothenburg among others. The troll got its present placing at Claras market place, next to the hotel, at the rebuilding of the centre of Årjäng in 2008.

Come and play

The troll loves to have kids around who play and are noisy. Many trouser seats have been worn out on the trolls tail that is a slide.

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