Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

Legends of Torghatten and Brønnøysund - Summer


Price from $199

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



2 hours 30 minutes


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  • Enjoy the sights of Brønnøysund 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 then the geological explanation.

  • 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.

Torghatten is one of Norway’s most iconic places, 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 is 525 ft long, 115 ft high, and 50–65 ft wide. That means a Hurtigruten ship could fit through it!

At the firepit, we’ll have a cold drink (or warm, depending on the weather) and taste the local version of lefse. Then, we’ll drive back past the Norwegian Aquaculture Center fish farm. At the pier, we’ll try what could be the world’s best soft-serve ice cream!