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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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  • Not a fit person, but made this climb with a few reststops along the way. Roundtrip with lots of photostops in just about one hour. Mind your step as you hike both up and down!! Stairs inside the hole...  more »
  • Take a trip to the magical coastline, a lovely Island landscape with beautiful scenery, challenging mountains and stunning coastline. Among the sights that have to be seen in such a trip is torghatten. The legendary and fabled mountain with holes through and through. Nice trip and delightful experience:) Good trip.
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  • The short ascent to the cave was good to create for us, however we have overhauled several older people during our ascent, which had taken over something and turned around again are :).
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