Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

Legends of Torghatten and Brønnøysund by Bus - Winter


Price from £134

Difficulty level

Level 1: Suitable for everyone.

Booking code



2 hours 30 minutes


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Torghatten Bronnoysund Norway HGR 84143 Hurtigruten
  • Enjoy Brønnøysund’s sights from the bus before we drive across Brønnøysund Bridge to the foot of Torghatten mountain

  • Hear the enchanting myths around the formation of the hole – and how geology and geography explain it  

  • Learn fascinating Viking stories as we drive through one of the region’s important Viking seats, mentioned in the Icelandic sagas 

  • Sample a local version of lefse, a traditional flatbread with a unique connection to Torghatten mythology

 One of Norway’s most iconic places, Torghatten is known for its spectacular hole and the enthralling myths behind it. According to legend, it was created by an arrow fired by the lusty son of a mighty troll king while he was chasing a troll maiden who had been making lefse.   

We start with a bus tour of Brønnøysund’s sights, before driving across Brønnøsund Bridge to Torget island and the foot of Torghatten.  

Our optional walk (10-20 min each way) follows a narrow path to the seashore to view the famous hole through the mountain. The hole measures 160m long, 35m high, and 15-20m wide; in theory, we could sail a Hurtigruten ship through it!   

We’ll warm up with a firepit, hot drink and the local version of lefse, then drive back past the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre fish farm. At the pier we’ll try what could be the world’s best soft ice cream!