In the centre of Norway, among thousands of islands

Torghatten. Photo; Ronny Lien

Photo Magnar Solbakk

Why Brønnøysund?

Brønnøysund, the beautiful coastal town situated in the southern part of Helgeland. At the CenterPoint of Norway, and home of the iconic symbol Torghatten, the mountain with the hole through it, which is visited by more than 100,000 guest every year. The town is surrounded by islands and islets, has excellent restaurants, charming cafés, thriving coastal culture and an ancient geological landscape. It’s a superb starting point for a variety of highlights, among these is Vega archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Area. From Brønnøysund, it is possible to visit the region’s other municipalities; Bindal, Sømna, Vevelstad and Vega, which incredibly enough are all part of the Trollfjell UNESCO Global Geopark. 

Some options include panoramic sightseeing, guided town walk, coffee roaster, rock carvings, modern fish farming, unique geology, hikes (from short and easy to long and high), bike rides and kayaking trips.

Cruiseship at Gårdsøya Photo; Brønnøy Havn

What to see & do in Brønnøysund

The mythical mountain Torghatten is an excellent attraction and suitable for most guests. You can go to the hole, around the mountain and on top of it. The hike to the hole is truly an adventure, with a brand new, enjoyable “Sherpa Staircase.” Some guests find it more comfortable to walk along the seashore and enjoy the wonderful view of the hole. The track to track the top of the Torghatten is short, but more challenging, with a stunning 360-degree view of this beautiful coastline. 

Another destination is the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre, where guests get a close-up insight into modern fish farming and taste the salmon. The Vega Archipelago UNESCO site conveys the unique story about the collaboration between the islanders and the eider ducks that has taken place for centuries. At the Hildurs herb garden, guests can be invited into their private home or visit the Sagastua lounge, which has a flair from the Viking Age. Other destinations, themes and customised tours can be organised on request.

Norwegian Aquaculture-center. Foto Harald Warholm

Who is this destination suitable for?

Brønnøysund and the Southern Helgeland area have sites and experiences for all ages and interests. Most destinations can be reached by bus, perhaps combined with smaller boats or ferry. Some guests may prefer to explore the area by bicycle or what about a kayaking trip? Even a flightseeing tour can be arranged on request. Our local guides speak English and German. French, Italian or Spanish are available on request. We have expertise within geology and can also visit our local churches.