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Brønnøysund Cruise Port

In the centre of Norway, among thousands of islands

Brønnøysund welcomes you to embark on an exploration in fascinating coastal history as well as a tour in an ancient geological unique landscape. The area has 10045 islands and more than 10.000 years of history to share. It includes Stone Age findings, Viking history and war history, as well as modern technology and contemporary daily life. The Torghatten Mountain, with the hole straight through it, is our most known landmark among many in the region. The Vega Archipelago World Heritage Site gives an insight into the hard, but interesting life of the Islanders throughout centuries. Brønnøysund bridge gives a beautiful panoramic view and there are easy hiking routes in walking distance from the centre of town.

Attractions & Excursions

Mythical Mount Torghatten
Photo: Bård Løken

Mythical Mount Torghatten

The famous mountain with its distinctive hole right through it is a place which visitors simply must experience. People feel small as they wander through the hole, with a length of 160 m, height of 35 m and width of 15-20 m, which resulted from sea erosion thousands of years ago. The mountain, like many along the Helgeland Coast, is the subject of many myths and legends.
Other attractions:
Photo: Magnar Solbakk

Other attractions:

Brønnøy Church: Brønnøy Church is a stone church dating back to 1870, built in the Neo-Gothic style. Parts of the choir and entrance walls were built in medieval times. The church's oldest artefact is a pre-Reformation wooden crucifix. This has pride of place above the new side-altar. The church is in the centre of town.
Can you catch a fish from a ferry?
Photo: Torghatten Trafikkselskap

Can you catch a fish from a ferry?

Ferry excursion with fishing opportunity: We welcome you to join us on an excursion with the ferry MF Torget. This boat trip will take you out to and in between some of the thousands of islands outside Brønnøysund. This old, but cozy ferry is still in daily service, transporting locals to and from islands in the area, as it has been doing since 1963.
Panoramatour Brønnøysund:
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Panoramatour Brønnøysund:

Enjoy a scenic drive through Brønnøysund and its beautiful surrounding landscape. The small coastal town is surrounded by Norwegian beauty: the vast ocean and islands to the west, soaring fjords and mountain peaks to the east. The guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city’s major sights.
Photo: Sølvi H Kristoffersen


Welcome to a magnificent panoramic view of the thousands of islands along our unique and picturesque coastline. There is about 13.000 islands, islets and reefs, scattered along the coast of Southern Helgeland. The landscape is called the Strandflat, and is primarely found in Norway.
Hildur’s Herbal Home
Photo Olav T.Søla

Hildur’s Herbal Home

Hildurs Herbal Home Don’t miss out on this unique food and herb farm- Hildurs Urterarium. You will be extremely well received by the excellent hosts and experience their private home. You will see furniture and other antiques. The Sagastua lounge features local artefacts from the Viking Age.

Port Facilities

ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Channel 13
Tidal movement 2.5 m
Ship tenders allowed No
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitation
Maximum number of ships per day in port 2
Maximum number of passengers per day in port 2000
Environmental limitations/restrictions
Other Ice-free all year

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length Northern Port - Gårdsøya: 250 m Central Port - town center: 140 m
Draft Northern Port - Gårdsøya: 25 m Central Port - town center: 6.2 m
Air draft 30 m
Beam None


Available Yes on request
Pontoons No
Tugboat Yes on request

Port Services

Bunkers Yes, by truck
Supplies Yes
Waste handling Yes
Fresh water Yes
Waste water method By truck
Other Other: Electronic, mechanical and repair services available
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Brønnøysund

Phone +47 75 01 20 70
Contact person Sølvi H. Kristoffersen
Mailing Address P.O.B. 65, NO-8901 Brønnøysund
Visiting Address Havnegata 44, NO-8900 Brønnøysund
Port control
Phone 95 92 00 20
Charts Norwegian charts N0 488 and 53
Emergency channel (VHF) Channel 16
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel 13
Distance to nearest pilot station

Buses Yes, to be ordered at the tourist office
Taxi Yes, to be booked in advance
Shopping 2 km
Tax refund No
Distances - airport 4 km
Distance to city centre 2 km from pier


Mailing Address Sømnaveien 92 NO-8900 Brønnøysund
Visiting Address Sømnaveien 92 O-8900 Brønnøysund
Phone +47 90 06 49 84 / +47 41 45 64 67
Contact person Solveig Svendsen
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