Mjelle Beach is one of many beaches close to Bodø and a great place for a day trip from this beautiful town. White sandy beaches may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Arctic Norway? The fact is that some of the most stunning beaches in Norway is found up north. 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 children: Getting to the Mjelle Beach is an easy stroll even for young ones, as it’s only a 30-minute walk from the car park. For young children, the beach is a giant sandpit with free rocks and shells.
Do I need any outdoor experience? • Is this trip for me? This trip is designed for beginners. You don’t need any specific skills. This trip is possible for young children, but the trail is not accessible by stroller. • Grading This trip is graded as Easy. Requires some walking on uneven terrain. TransportBy minibus or 8-seater car from/to downtown Bodø.Season & AvailabilityWe run this tour year-round, weather permitting.Terrain, distance and elevation • Terrain: You must be able to walk on gravel roads and trails in even terrain. • Total length: Approx. 3 km there and back. The mileage from Bodø by car (or minibus) is 25 km each way. • Elevation: Nothing to worry about, starting point 5 metres above sea level. Highest point along the trail is no more than 10 m a.s.l. You should bring • Your own hiking gear suitable for the prevailing wind and weather conditions. • Good footwear (hiking boots or sturdy running shoes) is an advantage. • A small daypack for your snack, camera and some extra clothing. We will provide • A knowledgeable, English-speaking guide with a sense of humour and passion for this area. • Return transfers from downtown Bodø to the starting point and back again after the trip are included in the tour price. • Quality headlamps and snow spikes (for evening/winter hikes only) which make the trip enjoyable even during the winter darkness. • Return transfers from downtown Bodø to the starting point and back again after the trip are included in the tour price. Group size - We prefer small groups • Typical group size for our trips range from 2 to 10 (15). We prefer to keep the group size as small as possible for these trips, which improves the experience for the participants and guide alike. • Larger groups may request booking this trip. In such cases, we divide the group into smaller groups, each of which will be accompanied by their own guide. NB: We don’t mix private group trips with solo travellers. • What is the minimum number of participants? To run this tour, a minimum of two people must book. If this minimum is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. You will then have the option of being rebooked on an alternative date or receiving a full refund.