Person holding a salmon at the Brønnøysund salmon farm

See the Salmon Farm

Dive into the history of the renowned Norwegian fish farming industry and find out where the salmon on our plates comes from.

  • Explore the idyllic old fishing village of Toft
  • Find out how modern aquaculture – the practice of farming seafood – functions today
  • Get a fisheye-view of the salmon fish farming process
  • In the centre’s exhibition, delve deeper into the industry and geology of the island of Toft and surrounding area
  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes

  • Booking code


  • From

    149 €

  • Notices

    Meals on the trip: Sample of fresh and grilled salmon. Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing . Includes entrance to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre, guided tour and the indoor exhibition

The sea and fishing have been at the heart of life for people along Norway’s coast for thousands of years and fish remains one of the country’s largest exports. The pretty island of Toft, with its friendly coastal society, is the perfect place to hear the story of how fish farming has developed over the centuries.  

We’ll visit the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre on the beautiful Toftsundet strait, just 4 miles (7km) from Brønnøysund, and dive straight into the enthralling world of salmon. Professional guides will lead us on a tour of the fish farm, including a mini aquarium and the underwater camera. We’ll see the fish being fed and learn all about the life cycle of a salmon. 

We’ll also visit the indoor exhibition to learn about the fascinating history of the Norwegian fish farming industry and local history. Naturally, there’s an opportunity to taste the salmon, and visit the small shop and café.