Brønnøy and Brønnøysund

Brønnøy and the city Brønnøysund

One of Norway’s best known landmarks is located close to the coastal city of Brønnøysund; Torghatten and its huge hole straight through the mountain is a fascinating experience. Whether you arrive by sea, land at the local airport or get here via local highways, you will inevitably spot this legendary mountain. Brønnøysund is the southernmost city along the Helgeland Coast and in Nordland County, in addition to being the regional centre in Southern Helgeland.

Brønnøysund is a true coastal city and serves as a port for the Hurtigruten or Coastal Express ships, various other shipping traffic and a splendid guest harbour. It is not uncommon to encounter the southbound Hurtigruten ship as it docks here every afternoon.

As a regional centre, Brønnøysund also offers visitors a diverse selection of local shops. If you are looking for a special treat, we would highly recommend a visit to the Lokalmatbutikken (i.e. Local Food Shop).

The city is an excellent starting point for excursions to the island of Ylvingen (which was the filming location for the Norwegian TV series “Himmelblå” based on the BBC’s “Two Thousand Acres of Sky” series) and Vega with its UNESCO World Heritage Site. Brønnøy municipality is a part of the Trollfjell Geopark. Get more information about the geopark.

Use Brønnøysund as a starting point for great cycling experiences!

Brønnøysund is a natural starting point for cycling on the entire Helgeland coast. Our tour suggestions include both weekend trips to Vega and Torghatten, as well as the classic island hopping trip between Brønnøysund and Sandnessjøen.

Øyhoppingmed sykkel på Hegelandskysten. Foto: Erlend Haarberg

Island hopping by bike at the Helgeland coast

Island hopping by bike at the Helgeland coast With Brønnøysund or Sandnessjøen as your starting point, you have access to a network of archipelagos consisting of more than 12,000 islands. 5-day toursuggestion starting in Brønnøysund or Sandnessjøen.  Booking and details Tourdescription Detailed day-by-day description -> The tour that is described in the suggestion starts in …

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Food experiences in Brønnøy and Brønnøysund

Sagastua Restaurant

Sagastua Restaurant

Hildurs Urterarium has been a focal point for people ever since the Viking era, and people still gather from far and wide to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, tasty food and good company. Sagastua Restaurant is located in the main building.

Torghatten StrandRestaurant

Torghatten StrandRestaurant

Fine dining restaurant at the waterfront. Customised menu each evening based on fresh fish from the Helgeland region.

KRED

KRED

KRED is a restaurant / café / pub in the center of Brønnøysund. Here you will find among other things the city's best burgers, free wifi, and a cozy casual atmosphere.

Svang

Svang

Welcome to Svang Restaurant and Wine Bar right in the heart of Brønnøysund city center. Svang serves Norwegian and Nordic food based on local ingredients, often inspired by both Asian and various European cuisines.

Goma

Goma

Cosy modern café in the heart of Brønnøysund. Located in the main street Goma features an extensive lunch menu, as well as a great selection of beverages.

Attractions in Brønnøy

Torghatten. Foto: Bård Løke

Torghatten – the mountain with the hole through it

Torghatten – the mountain with the hole through it Torghatten, and its distinctive hole going clear through the mountain is widely known, both here in Norway and internationally. The saga tells us that it was the Horseman’s arrow (Hestmannen is the Norwegian name of the mountain) that created the hole, whereas geologists have ascertained that …

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Norsk Havbrukssenter

Norsk Havbrukssenter

Experience farmed fish close up and visit a sea farm to learn more about sea farming. Situated on the way to Torghatten.

Nevernes Havn

Nevernes Havn

Nevernes Havn - Centre for coastal culture in Helgeland. A multicentre presenting local traditions within agriculture and fishing trades. Situated in beautiful surroundings at Nevernes in Nordland County.

Hildurs urtearium

Hildurs urtearium

Hildurs Urterarium has been a focal point for people ever since the Viking era, and people still gather from far and wide to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, tasty food and good company. We who welcome you to Hildurs Urterarium see ourselves as one big family. To a large extent this is what we are, and it's our own home we invite you to enter.

Velfjord rural museum

Velfjord rural museum

Buildings and objects from older days. You get to see different things the farmer- and fishermen used in their everyday life. Velfjord rural museum is situated in beautiful surroundings in Brønnøy County. Just 30-35 min away from Brønnøysund.

Lodging in Brønnøy

Torghatten Camping

Torghatten Camping

At the foot of the mountain Torghatten, beautifully situated. About 15-20 min by car to Brønnøysund city centre. The facility has high standard apartments and cabins. There is nice dining at the beach restaurant.

Thon hotel Brønnøysund

Thon hotel Brønnøysund

Full service hotel in downtown Brønnøysund. Only 2 km to Bronnoy Airport. Large free parking area outside the hotel.

Thon Kystferie Apartments

Thon Kystferie Apartments

Thon Kystferie Apartments offers rental of holiday apartments north of the island Torget-à-vis central Brønnøysund.

Skogmo family camping

Skogmo family camping

Skogmo family camping is situated about 12 km south of Brønnøysund, along the coastal route. They have cabins, dedicated sites for motor home, caravans and tents, as well as service facilities for camping.

Corner Hotel

Corner Hotel

Corner Hotel is situated in the middle of Brønnøysund and offers bed and breakfast. Single and double rooms with bathrooms plus family rooms.

Vassenget accommodation

Vassenget accommodation

Vassenget is situated in beautiful surroundings in Velfjord, in the south part of Helgeland coast. About 6 km from the small place Hommelstø, and approximately 35 km from Brønnøysund.

Mosheim camping

Mosheim camping

Mosheim camping is a small home cozy camping site, about 3 km north of Brønnøysund.

Norsk Havbrukssenter - lodging

Norsk Havbrukssenter - lodging

At Norsk Havbrukssenter at Toft, just outside Brønnøysund and on the way to Torghatten, you can rent new modern cabins with sea view towards Toftsundet.