Torghatten - The Mountain With A Hole Through It

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Torghatten is a mountain on the island of Torget in Brønnøy municipality, in Norway, famous for its characteristic hole that goes right through the mountain. This hole, which is 160 metres long, 35 metres high and 20 metres wide, was created during the Ice Age as ice and water gradually eroded away the loose rock, while the harder rock around the top of the mountain remained. The hole is a massive tourist attraction, and its possible to walk up to the tunnel on a well-prepared path, and through it on a natural path. The view from the top is said to be incredible, and a real opportunity to see the Helgeland coast and its hundreds of tiny islands.

According to legend, Torghatten was formed when Hestmannen, the troll, 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 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.

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Also see: The Heaven’s Gate of Tianmen Shan, China

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