Island hopping, vast landscapes, quiet mountain lakes, and Europe’s most accessible glacier – Svartisen.

Unique experiences – every day!

The national park municipality of Meløy is beautifully located along the coast, surrounded by high alpine peaks, long fjords, and an archipelago with more than 755 large and small islands. Among the vast landscapes and mountain lakes in the beautiful Láhko National Park, you can find peace with a tent and fishing rod. If you only have one day available, we recommend that you take a trip to the biggest attraction of them all, Svartisen – Europe’s most accessible glacier.

Meløy is a paradise if you are interested in outdoor activities, and it is not a problem to fill several days in Meløy with new unique experiences every day. Here you will find activities that are suitable for both families and those who want the truly spectacular experiences with their friends.

Accommondation in Meløy


Wake up and enjoy your morning coffee with a view towards Svartisen, or on the charming island of Bolga out in the open sea. The accommodations in Meløy are part of the total experience, so we really recommend adding a night or two, or three, when you come to visit here.

What to do in Meløy

See and do

Experiences are abundant in Meløy, and the absolute biggest attraction in the municipality is without a doubt, Svartisen. Engabreen spills down the mountainside and is easily accessible and can be experienced up close.

Svartisen – Glacier

Svartisen is one of the largest attractions in the Salten region. The Engabreen glacier arm is easily accessible in Meløy and can be visited by most people.

The glacier is a fantastic sight in itself, and with its icy blue tone, it lies like a blanket down the mountainside. It is precisely from its color that the glacier has gotten its name. The old origin of the word “Svartis” describes the characteristic deep blue color of the ice, in contrast to the white snow.

To visit the glacier, you drive to Holand in Meløy municipality. Here you can park your car and take the “Isprins” shuttle boat across Holandsfjorden to Engenbreen.

Did you know that Svartisen is Norway’s second-largest glacier and the most accessible in Europe?

Hiking suggestions in Meløy

Hiking suggestions

Here, the possibilities are many, whether you want to experience the inland, national park, glaciers, or island hopping!

The Meløy Alps are like a row of white pearls along the fjords, and have long been a well-kept secret among freeriders and ski touring enthusiasts.

Meløy also has a beautiful archipelago with 755 small and large islands, surrounded by azure blue sea and the whitest beaches you can imagine. How about taking a trip out to sea, in a kayak or on a SUP?

Food & drinks in Meløy

Dining places

At Brestua, during the summer season, you can enjoy the view towards Svartisen while having a delicious lunch or dinner in the sunshine on the terrace or inside the restaurant. Brestua offers a varied menu, and if you stay in a cabin or tent, you can also order a breakfast plate and enjoy it with a view of the beautiful surroundings.

Travel to Meløy

How to get to Meløy

Whether you arrive by plane or train in Bodø or travel by car along the Coastal Route, the coastal town of Ørnes is a perfect starting point for an exploration of Svartisen’s realm. You can get to Ørnes by car, bus, fast boat, Hurtigruten, or with your own bicycle.


Check out the route planner at


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Roadtrip from Bodø to Meløy

Meløy touristinformation

Meløy touristinformation

Holand, Meløy


+47 75 71 00 00 (mon-fri 08.00-15.30) +47 919 24 062 (mon-sat 11.00-17.00)

Opening hours

1. july – 1. august

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