Mount Torghatten is one of nature´s most peculiar wonders. For hundreds of years Torghatten has been visited by kings, emperors and tourists. Tradition has it that the hole in Torghatten was made by an arrow from the Horseman (Hestmannen), while he was chasing the beautiful girl Lekaya.
As the Horseman realised he would not get the girl, he released an arrow to kill her, but the troll-king of mna threw his hat into the arrow"s path to save her. The hat turned into the mountain with a hole in the middle. The Saga also narrate how the many mountains along our coast came to be.
The hole in Torghatten is 160 metres long, 35 metres high and 15-20 metres wide. You are sure to be awed by the relentless forces of nature that have been at work for thousands of years.
Torghatten lies only 15 kilometres away from Brønnøysund. You cross the Brønnøysund Bridge to the island Torget, which was a centre of power in the Viking Era. There is a good track leading to the hole approximately 20 minutes on foot.
The Coastal Express (Hurtigruten) calls in Brønnøysund in the afternoon, and this always creates some animation in the docks.
The local restaurants are widely recognized for their fine food. Brønnøysund´s tourist marina is one of the most popular on the Nordland coastline. Deep sea fishing and a hike in the mountains, topped with a night on the town, can easily be done between sunrise and sunset.
Everything nature has to offer, is within a short distance. In the east, fjords strech toward mountains with permanent snow and ice. In the west, thousands of islands, inlets, and sounds invite you to a coastal experience you won´t find anywhere else.
Just north of Brønnøysund, near Tilrem, we find Hildur´s Urterarium. A visit here will take you around the herb garden, the rose garden and the Viking Hall. You are offered a taste of herb soup and the house brand of wine, and learn more about local history from the Viking Era up to the present.
Deep sea fishing enthusiasts can take a fishing trip out on the ocean. You can fish for salmon, cod and halibut.
Brønnøysund Golfclub is a course with 6 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course lies approximately 8 km from Brønnøysund.