Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Brønnøy
Brønnøy muncipality has approximately 7.750 inhabitants and covers a area of 1.041,8 km2. Brønnøysund is the center of commerce, communication and service in the South-Helgeland region. Brønnøysund is located on the southern fringe of Nordland County. The principal industries are public and privat services, agriculture and mining. The Coastal Road runs through the municipality and the Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten has daily departures in Brønnøysund.
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. The local restaurants are widely recognized for their fine food. 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. You will easily find your own, special idyll here. Mount Torghatten is one of nature´s most peculiar wonders. The Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) calls in Brønnøysund in the afternoon, and this always creates some animation in the docks.
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 Hestmannen (the Horseman). 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 Lomsdal river is unique in western Europe, and there are plans to make the area a national park to protect its unspoilt wilderness. Lomsdal has very good opportunities for walks and hikes.
HILDURS HERB GARDEN
This is the only herbarium and vineyard in Norway, situated on Tilrem Farm. In the old manor, you find old furniture, antiques, a library and copies of farm equipment from 800 AC. The oldest part of the building dates back to the 18. century. At the farm there is also a pond for geese and ducks, animals, a shop, a prehistorical place of worship and other findings from the same period as well as a church ruin dating back to the 11. century.
Refreshments are served in the old part of the manor where our host and hostess still live. Homemade wine based on ingredients from the garden and the surrounding nature is served. Please book in advance. Season: All year round but the garden is at its most beautiful from July to September.
SKARSÅSEN COASTAL FORTRESS
Skarsåsen Kystfort is a fortification from the Second World War. Today, it is an attractive vista and excursions area. Information boards will tell you about the war history.
We recommend a trip to Velfjord. Idyllic places such as Nevernes, where a Nordland-Boat Regatta takes place every year, can be found here. Just 2 km west of Hommelstø stands one of North Norway´s oldest timber churches from 1674. We also recommend a visit to Velfjord Bygdetun (local museum), four kilometres southeast of Hollestø, or to the farm Aanes, a farm cheese factory, in Nordfjellmark.
In this village about 30 km south of Brønnøysund, you can visit Monica’s pottery. Also visit nearby Ellen’s Boutique with a sales exhibit in Trappen Gallery featuring hand- crafted textiles and sale of home-baked goods.
COASTAL STEAMER (HURTIGRUTA)
The World´s Most Beautiful Voyage is a voyage like no other. Nothing can compare with it. Nothing about this journey will resemble anything you have ever experienced before. A ticket for the Coastal Steamer is a ticket to the theatre, an 11-day drama in which new acts constantly unfold all around you. See the pictures from the Coastal Steamer taken by one of our passengers.
The Midnight Sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.
Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.
The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.
Brønnøy offers excellent opportunities for hikes up the steep mountains and green hills. Fjelltrimmen comprises 10 marked routes to peaks in the area, ranging from 150-800 metres above sea level. Route details available tourist information office.
Urstabben is great for bathing and excursions. There are routes marked in the area. Turn off from highway Rv 17 about 6 km south of Brønnøysund.
Deep sea fishing enthusiasts can take a fishing trip out on the ocean. You can fish for salmon, cod and halibut. Be aware that there are a number of special rules in regards to fishing. Remember to purchase a fishing licence.
Brønnøysund Golfclub is a golf course with 6 holes and a variation of difficulties. Drivingrange. The course lies approximately 8 km from Brønnøysund.