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Torghatten, Norway

Torghatten is a mountain on Torget island in Brønnøy municipality in Norway. It is known for its characteristic hole, or natural tunnel, through its center. It is located 15 km from Brønnøysund and there is a trail up to the arch taking approximately 20 minutes.

According to legend the hole was made by the troll Hestmannen while he was chasing the beautiful girl Lekamøya. As the troll realised he would not get the girl, he released an arrow to kill her, but the troll-king of Sømna threw his hat into the arrow’s path to save her. The hat turned into the mountain with a hole in the middle.

The tunnel, with a length 160 m, width of 35 m, and height of 20 m, was formed during the Scandinavian ice age. Ice and water eroded the looser rocks, while the harder ones in the mountain top resisting erosion.

Things to See & Do

* Torghatten mountain
* Bronnoysund
* Hildur’s Herb Garden
* Waterfront area

General information

Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Norwegian krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 996 km² (Bronnoy)
Population – 8,000 approx (Bronnoy)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 47

Port Location – The main quay is located a short stroll from the centre of town.

Transport Links – Brønnøysund Airport, Brønnøy is located only about 2 km from the town centre and has daily connection with Bodø, Trondheim and further to Oslo. It is served by Norway’s oldest airline, Widerøe.

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