Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

Hike to Torghatten Mountain


Price from $175

Difficulty level

Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

Booking code



2 hours


Read the practical information below

A pair of hikers taking photos at Torghatten mountain
  • Take a short bus tour around the pretty town of Brønnøysund.

  • Hike up to the hole in the iconic Torghatten Mountain on the Helgeland coast.

  • Admire impressive views of the Helgeland Archipelago from the hole.

  • Learn about the region’s folklore, inspired by the surrounding mountains.

We’ll travel by bus through the attractive town of Brønnøysund to the foot of Torghatten Mountain. The distinctive hole that pierces its center makes it is one of the Norwegian coast’s most iconic landmarks. According to local legend, the mountain was once the hat of the Troll King, who used it to block an arrow aimed at a young maiden.

We’ll spend about a half hour gently ambling up the mountain’s rugged natural path to where the hole starts. The hole is 115 feet high and runs for 175 yards. It ranges from 50 to 65 feet wide and is even big enough for a Norwegian Coastal Express ship to pass through!

When we reach the hole, our reward will be the fantastic panoramic view of the Helgeland Archipelago below. We’ll take the same route back down the mountain and end our hike with a warm drink and tasty snack.

Practical information

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Brønnøysund

  • Available: June 10–October 31

  • Transportation: Bus and boat

  • Meals: Coffee or tea and cake

  • Clothes: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing

  • We recommend bringing a backpack with a water bottle, extra clothing, a camera, and sunglasses

  • Your guide will bring the necessary safety equipment