According to legend the Reynisdrangar needles were formed when two trolls were trying to drag a three-masted ship to land. When daylight broke they turned to stone. The Needles can be seen clearly from the village of VÃk and are 66 meters above sea level at their highest. In one of the many caves here â€“ there is a local legend about a monster having lived here for many centuries. The monster seems to have disappeared after a landslide over 100 years ago.