Your Essential Travel Guide To Camping In Norway
Discover Where To Go For Camping In Norway
Norway is a paradise for campers and anyone who loves nature and tranquillity. Far away from the hustle and bustle of a city, you can pitch your tent or park your caravan or motorhome at a campsite by the fjord, the sea or in the forest and enjoy the outdoors.
There are approximately 800 campsites in Norway offering space for tents, motorhomes and caravans.
Camping in undesignated areas is also allowed in Norway, as long as you follow the guidelines of the right to roam. Bring your caravan or motorhome onboard the ferry to Oslo from Copenhagen and discover Norway.
When you arrive in Norway, take the chance to explore its vibrant capital. Visit the Royal Palace, the modern Opera House, the Munch Museum, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the nearby Holmenkollen ski jump, before continuing your journey towards Norway’s rural landscapes. You can visit Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics, where you can discover the picturesque scenery of rivers, mountains and rolling hillsides.
Breathtaking Fjord Landscapes
Discover the breath-taking fjords on the rugged west coast. There are over 1100 fjords in Norway, but some of the most famous include the Geirangerfjord or the Hardangerfjord.
Bergen, though Norway's second-largest city, awaits you with awe-inspiring mountains as well as the country’s oldest and deepest fjord, the Sognefjord.
The Right to Roam in Norway
Norway is one of the most popular countries for wild camping in Europe because of the right to roam. This means that people can explore nature freely, with some rules to consider:
- You must not camp within 150m of an inhabited house
- You need permission to hunt or fish from the landowner
- Pay attention to flora and fauna
- Do not litter
- From 15 April-15 September, open fires in or near forests are prohibited
- Never leave a campfire unattended