Brønnøysund is a “coastal town in the middle of Norway." In fact it’s located at the mid-point on the Norwegian coast on an elongated, narrow and twisting peninsula with bays and inlets, protected from the open sea by numerous islands, islets and rocks, which form large and small inlets.
Population ~ 5000
Coordinates: 65°28′ N, 12°12′ E
The Brønnyøsund curved bridge connects the small island of Torget (where the Torghatten rock is located) with the mainland. The ships pass under the left side of the main span.
Maybe the best known building in Brønnøysund: the "Telegrafen" originally housed the telegraph office.
Tårnskolen, the old school.
This is a prosperous region, with a well-run economy based on seafood, modern agriculture, wood-processing and tourism.
Hurtigruten' coastal cruise calls twice daily at Brønnøysund.
Frøkenosen, a sea-water filled lake, is also a quiet neighborhood
Brønnøy Church is a 1870 stone church located just south of the city centre.
In the neo-Gothic style, the church is built in natural stone and wood.
In 2008 the Church opened for use after ten years of restoration.
Torghatten, The Gates of Thor
During the Viking era, Torgar, by the foot of the legendary mountain Torghatten, was a nationally powerful chieftain seat and an important commercial center along the coast.
The Torghatten (*) mountain is the most famous sight in Brønnøy. Torghatten is like a Troll's hat with a huge hole through it. The mountain is situated on the island of Torget, which is linked to the mainland by the town bridge and is only 10 kilometres from the town centre.
“According to Norse legend there was once a giant troll called Hestmannen (‘the horse man’) who became besotted with a beautiful ogress, Lekamoya, when he glimpsed her bathing in the sea with her 6 sisters. He decide to steal her away at midnight (night is the time when trolls come out). As he galloped southwards, the seven sisters saw him and fled as far as Alstahaug, where they flung themselves exhausted to the ground. When Lekamoya fled on, Hestermannen raised his bow to shoot her: if he could not have her, then no-one else should. The King of the mountains, Lekamoya’s guardian, deflected the arrow with his hat. Dawn broke, the rising sun turning the trolls into the mountains of Hestmannen near Melfjord and the seven sisters into the Syv Sostre range on the island of Alsten (seven small mountains). The king’s hat became Torghatten – the mountain with the giant hole!”