Hike to the top of this unique mountain
- Destination: Helgeland
- Season: May–September
- Difficulty: Demanding
- Distance: 1.5 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
- Elevation Gain: 250 meters
- Duration: 1–1.5 hours
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Torghatten is best known for its distinctive 35-meter high and 160-meter long hole through its center. The hole is the most popular for hikers to visit, but the grand granite mountain is also a favorite to summit. From the top, you'll get 360-degree views of the incredible archipelago below.
To read more about how the hole was formed read The hole at Torghatten.
The hike is located about 15 km from Brønnøysund and can be accessed by car or bike.
From Brønnøysund, drive on Fv54 for about 20 minutes until you reach Torghatten Camping, located on your left. Unless you are staying at the campground, park in the separate parking lot for hikers.
There are two options for accessing the summit. You can visit the hole and then continue to the top, or summit first and then visit the hole. Both start at the same parking lot. This description is for the latter.
From the parking lot follow the trail signs for Barnas Turløype. Turn right onto the gravel trail after about 600 meters. While hiking on this trail, you'll follow the ridge and pass a small lake, before reaching the summit ridge. This area is particularly steep, but there are metal chains and handrails that can assist you.
Upon reaching the top you have two options. You can return the same way you ascended or continue on the trail that leads you to the hole in the mountain. If you chose the latter, continue hiking on the ridge in the northwest direction. There will soon be some boulders to climb on, which makes this another challenging area. Soon you'll be in the forest. Upon hiking through and getting out of the forest, turn right and hike along the small valley before making a sharp right turn and ascend from the valley. There will be more boulders to climb across before reaching the hole. From the summit to the hole it's a 2 km hike.