Mjelle Beach – Coastal Day Hike to Bodøs no.1 Beach

Mjelle Beach is one of many beaches close to Bodø and a great place for a short excursion from this beautiful Northern town. White sandy beaches may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Arctic Norway, right? Fact is that some of the most stunning beaches in Norway can be found in the north.

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Walk on gemstones? Mjelle Beach is listed on TripAdvisor as one of the most popular things to do while visiting Bodø. A day trip to Mjelle is popular among locals and a great place for a quick getaway from Bodø. The sand of this secluded beach is both white and red, the red sand takes its colour from gemstone particles (garnet minerals).

Ideal for kids. Getting to the Mjelle Beach is an easy stroll even for young kids, only half an hour’s walk from the car park. For kids the beach itself appears as a giant sandbox with free rocks and shells.

Barefoot stroll. Mjelle is a beautiful beach where you can just to sit down, enjoy the silence, do a barefoot stroll and try the art of doing nothing at all. The beach is clean, though the sea is not very warm. If you’re tempted by the clear, cold water, you might just dip your toes.

A photographer’s paradise. Mjelle is a perfect place for instagrammers and one of the absolute best places in Bodø to watch the midnight sun. Mjelle is one of two spots in Bodø considered to have the best options to see the midnight sun, Keiservarden mountain plateau is the other one.




A total of 4 - 6 hours, including transport from downtown Bodø.

Group size & Capacity

Min: 2 pers. Available for groups.

Season & Availability

All year. Even possible in winter when good weather.

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