Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

Torghatten Mountain Hike

Excursion

Price from $187

Difficulty level

Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

Booking code

HRI-BNN13H, HRS-BNN4

Duration

2 hours 40 minutes

Notes

Read the practical information below

A couple taking a photo at Torghatten mountain in Norway
  • Feel tiny as we wander through the cathedral-like hole through the heart of Torghatten, on the island of Torget.

  • Hear the enchanting myths around the formation of the hole—and then the geological explanation.

  • Learn fascinating Viking stories as we drive through one of the region’s important Viking seats, mentioned in the Icelandic sagas. 

  • Sample a local version of lefse, a traditional flatbread with a unique connection to Torghatten mythology.

Torghatten is one of Norway’s most iconic places, known for its spectacular hole and the enthralling myths behind it. According to legend, it was created by an arrow fired by the lusty son of a mighty troll king while he was chasing a troll maiden who had been making lefse.

On the scenic drive there, we’ll hear all about the history and modern life of Brønnøysund and the Helgeland region. When we arrive at Torghatten, we’ll follow a narrow footpath along the seashore and, after a short walk, wander through the awe-inspiring hole, which is 525 ft long, 115 ft high, and 50–65 ft wide. It’s so big, a Hurtigruten ship could fit through it!

Then, we’ll share a drink and taste local lefse as we learn how and why people have thrived here for thousands of years.

We’ll drive back past the Norwegian Aquaculture Center, a beautiful sight from our bus. Finally, we’ll try what could be the world’s best soft-serve ice cream!

Practical information

  • Availability: May 1 – September 30

  • Included: Drink and snack