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

Torghatten is a famous mountain with a distinctive hole going right through it. Standing in the 35-meter high opening is a powerful experience that is a must to be witnessed.

Key info: Through Torghatten

Difficulty: Easy. It is a short hike to the opening in the mountain, and the trail is well-maintained.
Distance one way: About 2.8 kilometers
Elevation gain: About 100-meter elevation
Duration one way: 1 – 2 hours
Trailhead: Parking lot on the southeast side of the mountain.
Find trailhead on Google Maps

People become small as they wander through the 160 meters long, 35 meters high, and 15-20 meters wide hole in Torghatten, which the sea carved out thousands of years ago. The trail up and through the mountain is well-maintained, with stone and wooden stairs both inside and on each side of the mountain. This is a hike suitable for both well-experienced preschoolers and active grandparents.

Tilrettelagt tursti med steintrapp til Torghatten Solveig Svendsen
Tilrettelagt tursti med steintrapp til Torghatten Solveig Svendsen
Tilrettelagt tursti med steintrapp til Torghatten Solveig Svendsen

If you don’t want to go all the way around, it’s nice to just walk up to the hole on the east side and look through it from there. There, you’ll find a small plateau where you get a nice view of the islands and islets in the southwest. Even though the hike is well-maintained, we recommend hiking shoes.

Trailhead on Google Maps
Hike description on UT.no

Key info: To the top of Torghatten

Difficulty: Challenging. The hike to the summit is short but challenging with steep ascents and exposed sections.
Distance one way: About 1,5 kilometers
Elevation gain: About 250-meter elevation
Duration one way: 45 – 90 minutes
Trailhead: Same parking lot as for the hike going through the mountain, on the southeast side of the mountain.
Click here for Google Maps

The hike to the top is short but relatively steep and somewhat airy, so it’s recommended to have sturdy hiking or mountain shoes. The journey to the summit begins gently on the beach flat at the base of the mountain. You start the ascent by a shallow chalk sand beach on the east side of the mountain.

As you progress higher, the surrounding coastal landscape unfolds. The final steep ascent might feel a bit airy, but if you’re being cautious of your surroundings, you can look forward to the magnificent panoramic view from the top.

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!

Please:

  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

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