Torghatten, the mountain towers as a special attraction on the coast of Helgeland.
Tourists from all over the world come here to experience the spectacular hole in the mountain. Photo: Roger Ellingsen, Statens vegvesen

GPS, Torghatten:
65.395852, 12.097363

Torghatten southwest of Brønnøysund is a well-known landmark along the coast of Norway and one of the most visited attractions in the region.

Through the work on Norwegian Scenic Routes, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has aimed to raise the quality of infrastructure and services at Torghatten.

The tourist attraction is now emerging as a facilitated experience of nature and architecture for the benefit of the great number of visitors.

The service building provides shelter from the elements and is a natural starting point for a hie. The old trail system has been upgraded and made accessible as a safe circular walk.

The walk offers spectacular views, a feeling of being in a cathedral when walking through the 160-metre-long and 35-metre-high mountain hole, a magical atmosphere through the birch forest, and finally the open coastal stretch down towards the sea.

A new car park with ample capacity has been established, along with several bus parking bays, a bus stop and pavements, in addition to upgrades along the county road.

Architect: Atelier Oslo AS

Landscape architect: Østengen og Bergo AS