Winter’s Walk and Mini-Concert in Brønnøysund
Discover Brønnøysund’s fascinating history, geology, and musical talent on this guided winter walk through the town’s highlights.
Stretch your legs on this 1.2 mile walk as you get to know Brønnøysund, Helgeland region, and how they’ve influenced the world.
Learn about Brønnøysund’s history, the area’s unique geology, and what life looks like in the town today.
Visit Brønnøy church, the Trollfjell UNESCO Geopark exhibition, and glimpse traditional wooden boats and handicrafts at the Tørrfiskbrygga.
Listen to a mini-concert by local musicians and sample a local treat for a true taste of Brønnøysund and Helgeland.
Autumn, Winter, Spring (October 1–April 30)
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
1 hour 30 minutes
A warm drink is included. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for that day’s weather. Traction cleats are recommended when walking outside in winter.
As we walk through the small coastal town of Brønnøysund, you might be surprised to learn how this place may have influenced you or your ancestors across the world. Notice that the old town center and the main street aren’t aligned as you’d expect That's because Hurtigruten played a role in shaping Brønnøysund, as the town migrated towards the pier where we dock.
We’ll start with a walk to Sørbyen, the oldest part of town. There, you can see the blue plaques telling fascinating stories of the lives and events that unfolded within its houses.
At this stage, the group will split in two (if required). Half of us will delve into the history of traditional wooden boats. The rest go to discover how the area’s spectacular coastal landscape was formed at the Trollfjell UNESCO Global Geopark. Then we swap.
We’ll regroup at Brønnøy church, or a different historical venue nearby, for a short concert with local musicians. There’s a local treat for us before we get back on the ship, too.