Himakånå means, roughly translated, stay-at-home wife. The name derives, as for other rock formations in Norway, from sagas about trolls. If you are familiar with the stories about Norwegian trolls, you’ll know they have a tendency to turn into stone. There are numerous tales about Himakånå, but they all end in her, for various reasons, being turned into stone and becoming the rock formation.
Fjord Norway is a region of contrasts, from dramatic rock formations at Kjerag, Trolltunga and Preikestolen, to cascading waterfalls at Langfoss and bustling coastal towns.