Torghatten, Bronnoy Municipality

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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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  • where, according to tradition, the guardian of the 7 sisters an arrow shot by the Torgatten Hat!
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  • Fascinating natural phenomena. Take your picture from the seaward side just up a hummock at the bottom of the oath. Enjoy!  more »
  • We went first to the top of the Square, because we don't hat found the right way from torghatten camping. We do not regret when we got a better view than when we later found the short and right way, to get inside the Square hat. Great to take a kayak trip in the surrounding area, so that one can see it from a distance. Highly recommended!
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  • Very nice place, but don't do the trip in full motorcycle outfit... unless you have a professional atheles abilities... Just saying :-)
  • You can see and walk straight through the mountain!
  • Fine mountain. You can walk easily up and down. Find and easy trim.
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  • Stunning scenery and natural phenomenon
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  • Good accessible hiking trail, both for the return trip, tour and walking tour. Well built up trails.
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