Torghatten Mountain Hike
Follow in the footsteps of trolls and Vikings on this excursion to a mythical mountain with a hole through the middle.
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
Spring, Summer (May 1–September 30)
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
2 hours 40 minutes
A drink and snack are included.
Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothes suitable for that day’s weather.
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!