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Red sand is magical

It's not surprising that this beach is featured in songs and literature from the area. It is highly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Magical place

To reach Mjelle beach, drive about 25 min from Bodø, then follow the path from the parking lot... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
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“You have to have been there to understand,” sings the local troubadour, Terje Nilsen, describing Mjelle in a song. In the summer, many excursions end at Mjelle, both weekends and weekdays. You don’t have to be a child to collect shells or build...more
Bodo Kommune, Bodo 8005, Norway
+47 75 54 80 00
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

You will have to walk about. Half an hour to get there, but it's well wort the effort! The scenery and view is priceless! On a clear day you can see Lofoten from Mjelle. It's clean and huge, not very warm sea, but. Nice place...More

6  Thank mamta66no
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not surprising that this beach is featured in songs and literature from the area. It is highly visited but still pristine. A bit off the beaten track for visitors to Bodø, but a bit of tamed wilderness worth seeing.

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

To reach Mjelle beach, drive about 25 min from Bodø, then follow the path from the parking lot (about 1.5km one way). You will be rewarded with amazing views: the red sand and the waves rolling in, surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Definitely worth the...More

Thank TatjaK4
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Mjelle is absolutely stunning. The beach, the view, the nature, and the smell of salty seawater! It is one of the most popular places for the locals to visit during warm summer days. Keep in mind it is a little drive from Bodø centrum (approx....More

Thank Miea_H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Easy to reach by car or bus from Bodø. A nice footpath takes to to the beach on the peninsula. Google "Mjelle" and you'll find plenty pics. Nice for a picnic, but take your trash with you home.

1  Thank Vetlebere
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Me and my partner were travelling in that amazing beach and had a great time! The beach is very easy to get from bodø with a car and it's very suitable for anyone who enjoys nature at it's best. We were there in end of...More

Thank oriz450
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Weather depending - this is a great placve for a picnic, and you won't be the only one knowing that - the place is swarming with people on a nice day. If you want to see the divided masses of water, you'll have to walk...More

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

beautiful view! pretty good for picnics together with the family! one of my favorite beaches here in Bodø Norway! I like the sunsets here it's colorful and awesome, fresh air , beautiful sand and stones! looking forward for next tour here.

Thank laurenaronsen
Reviewed 14 February 2017

"Where is your Mjelle?" is a phrase in a Norwegian song, meaning "where is your paradise?". And that is exactly what this place is. Red`ish sand, sheep walking around, sand bottom beach, small cliffs to dive from if you`re tough enough to dip into arctic...More

Thank mannbisk
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Red beach, with amazing tour and bathing possible ether summer. Bus from Bodo city center to bus stop outside senter, Tusenhjemmet Kultur og Kunnskapssenter.

Thank TusenhjemmetKultur
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This beautiful beach is about an hour's drive from Bodo and well worth a visit. At the end of the road is a small parking area with a couple of picnic benches and a fairly basic toilet block, but the view is lovely. We visited...More

1  Thank Hedleygirl
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