Traditional red houses in Brønnøysund

Legends of Torghatten and Brønnøysund - Summer

See Brønnøysund’s sights by bus and then follow in the footsteps of trolls to a mythical mountain with a hole through its middle.

  • Enjoy the sights of Brønnøysund from the bus before we drive across Brønnøysund Bridge to the foot of Torghatten mountain.
  • 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 
  • Season

    Spring, Summer (May 1–September 30)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

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  • From

    $ 212

  • Notices

    Wear comfortable walking 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.

We start with a bus tour of Brønnøysund’s sights, before driving across Brønnøysund Bridge to Torget island and the foot of Torghatten.

Our optional walk (10–20 min each way) follows a narrow path to the seashore to view the famous hole through the mountain. The hole is 525 ft long, 115 ft high, and 50–65 ft wide. That means a Hurtigruten ship could fit through it!

At the firepit, we’ll have a cold drink (or warm, depending on the weather) and taste the local version of lefse. Then, we’ll drive back past the Norwegian Aquaculture Center fish farm. At the pier, we’ll try what could be the world’s best soft-serve ice cream!