Torghatten i ved kystbyen Brønnøysund Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland
Sagnfjellet Torghatten

Torghatten is renowned as the mountain with a hole through it. Inside this natural tunnel, which is up to 35 metres high, it feels like you are standing in the rough-hewn interior of a vast cathedral!

A walk through Torghatten

Key info

Degree of difficulty: Easy. This is a short walk to the hole in the mountain.

Ascent one way: approx. 100 metres

Duration one way: 35–50 minutes

Wheelchair and pram friendly: No.

Starting point: Parking lot on the south side of mountain, about 14 km from Brønnøysund town centre. Find it with Google Maps

Description of your hike

You might feel very humble as you walk through the natural tunnel in Torghatten. The hole is 160 m long, 15–20 m wide and up to 35 m high. This tunnel was carved by ice and water thousands of years ago, probably during the last ice age. During the construction work the path up to the mounatain will always be open in either the south side or the west side of the mountain. The pakring lot and the stating point you find by driving past the construction, Torgarhaugen and Torghatten camping. Follow the gravel path around the side of the mountain until you reach the new sherpa stairs. There are several stone benches to sit on along the way.

When you reach the Torghatten hole, you will be met by a plateau with a stunning panorama of the islands and islets. You can even go into the hole itself, which also has stairs.

Find the starting point in Google Maps

If you want to explore more, you can take the long but easier circuit trail around Torghatten, or take the trail up to the summit.

The Torghatten summit hike

Key info

Degree of difficulty: Demanding. The hike to the top is a short but demanding, a steep climb and some sections where you are quite exposed.

Distance one way: 1.5 km

Ascent one way: 250 m

Duration one way: 50–90 minutes

Wheelchair and pram friendly: No.

Starting point: The same parking lot at the foot of the mountain, about 14 km from Brønnøysund town centre. Find it with Google Maps.

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Description of your hike

The summit hike starts gently from the shore at the foot of the mountain, with the trail going up its eastern face. As you ascend higher, more and more of the surrounding coastal landscape is revealed. On the final steep climb, hikers are quite exposed, but if you tread carefully and are not overcome by vertigo, you will be rewarded with a stunning panorama from the summit.

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