Mount Torghatten is one of nature´s most peculiar wonders. For hundreds of years Torghatten has been visited by kings, emperors and tourists. Tradition has it that the hole in Torghatten was made by an arrow from the Horseman (Hestmannen), while he was chasing the beautiful girl Lekaya.
The hole in Torghatten is 160 metres long, 35 metres high and 15-20 metres wide. You are sure to be awed by the relentless forces of nature that have been at work for thousands of years.
Torghatten lies only 15 kilometres away from Brønnøysund. You cross the Brønnøysund Bridge to the island Torget, which was a centre of power in the Viking Era. There is a good track leading to the hole approximately 20 minutes on foot.
The Coastal Express (Hurtigruten) calls in Brønnøysund in the afternoon, and this always creates some animation in the docks.
The local restaurants are widely recognized for their fine food. Brønnøysund´s tourist marina is one of the most popular on the Nordland coastline. Deep sea fishing and a hike in the mountains, topped with a night on the town, can easily be done between sunrise and sunset.
Everything nature has to offer, is within a short distance. In the east, fiords strech toward mountains with permanent snow and ice. In the west, thousands of islands, inlets, and sounds invite you to a coastal experience you won´t find anywhere else.