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Torghatten, Bronnoy Municipality

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Mountain Geologic Formation
Torghatten is a granite mountain on Torget island in Brønnøy municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is known for its characteristic hole, or natural tunnel, through its center. It is possible to walk up to the tunnel on a well-prepared path, and through it on a natural path.On 6 May 1988, Widerøe Flight 710 from Namsos to Brønnøysund crashed into the side of the mountain, and all the 36 passengers and crew died.TunnelAccording to legend, the hole was made by the troll Hestmannen while he was chasing the beautiful girl Lekamøya. As the troll realized he would not get the girl, he released an arrow to kill her, but the troll-king of Sømna threw his hat into the arrow's path to save her. The hat turned into the mountain with a hole in the middle. Also, Felice Vinci has linked the legends about Torghatten to the Homeric myth of Polyphemus.The tunnel is long, wide, and high. It was formed during the Scandinavian ice age. Ice and water eroded the looser rocks, while the harder ones in the mountain top have resisted erosion.Media gallery
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  • The mountain literally has a hole right through it, which is the only feature that makes it special. Climbing it is no big deal, around 200 meters, and the round hike takes an hour. Some great views o...  more »
  • Nice, short trip for families with young children. Great "Cathedral" in the mountains. Could not see any toilets in the Association, something like it in the highest degree should have been.
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  • Good point of interest. Takes 15 min to go up to the hole. Okay to have been here, but nothing to run long detours to get with them.
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