All You Need to Know about Scandanavia’s Best Camping Sites
Norway is one of the most underrated travel destinations in my opinion. opportunely, I happen to live in a neighboring country, Finland is bordered to the north by Norway. I have visited it twice and the experience was surreal utterly, from remarkable fjords to mystic waterfalls, marvelous rivers to incredible oceans, the beauty of those mountains are inexplicable. In 2020, I paid my most recent visit. Despite the fact that the Norwegian borders were partly closed due to coronavirus travel restrictions, Fortunately, I was able to cross the border by car, with a one-day stopover in Sweden.
If you are one of those people who have never gone camping before, you need to grab your camping gear today and plan a camping trip to Norway soon afterward, because once you read this article, you certainly would not want to miss out on this opportunity.
I am sharing some valuable tips from my fun-packed ten-day camping tour to Lofoten Norway and will be covering all the dos and don’ts of the famous enthralling camping sites. In addition, I’ll share some personal insight into the campgrounds where I stayed.
Camping Raften in Tengelfjord, Norway
Self-service camping, you can pay by card in a machine. Everything was working well and the bathrooms and shower were clean. the mesmerizing view around the area. They have a small hut with seats and a table inside, next to the water with windows in all directions, it was good to hide from the bad weather and enjoy coffee and food.
Brustranda Camping in Valberg, Norway
Our two-room hut was well furnished, super comfortable, and cozy and we were in a very quiet and beautiful location surrounded by mountains. The kitchen had all of the needed kitchen utensils and cutlery, although, you’ll need to carry your own bedding.
Solbakken Camping in Hyllinge, Denmark
Solbakken is a three star naturist campsite of approximately 17 acres, where you have great opportunities to enjoy your weekends and vacations as a naturist. The site is situated on the eastern side of the Isefjord in the Hornsherred region, less than half an hour´s drive to the towns of Roskilde and Holbæk, and only an hour’s drive to the city of Copenhagen.This camping site is excellent for families, with clean and beautiful grassy plots. a small play area available for kids. Clean and cozy cabins. you will have a good sleep after a long tiring day of having fun in the sun.
Booking and Reservation
Usually, there is no online booking available on camping sites.in most cases, you have to make a call and book the parking space for your RVs, caravan, or tent.although there is an alternate way of booking which is on-site booking, you can book your time from these self-checkout machines for instance if you arrive right on time and you haven’t done pre-booking
These days, there is a range of websites where you can search for good availability and low rates for campsites in Norway. Read the feedback from customers to find the best price for your camping trip.
Types of Camping Accommodations
- Basic camping accommodations have cabins or huts which are called(hytte)in Norwegian. they come in all sizes from a 2-bed cabin with beds, quilts and bedsheets, and a cooking stove. fully heated and cozy, with self-catering facilities and hot and cold running water, these don’t have bathrooms and showers but there are a common kitchen and bathroom available a few steps away.
- Instead, there are more choices like TV spaces, kids’ playrooms, kitchens, fridges, and other facilities if you want to spend a few extra bucks and enjoy the complete luxury experience they have.
- Otherwise book a camping pitch if you have personal camping gear or RV, or in case you want to have that wild night experience and witness the magical aurora lights.
There are more than 1,000 campsites available in Norway.
Charges and Cost of Camping Sites
Prices vary according to the facilities. Prices for RVs and caravans are fair, ranging from 200 to 300 NOK per night (20 to 30e). Personal tents are even less costly. The average nightly rate is 100 NOK (10,15e). The cost of a simple cabin (hytty) is usually 700 to 800 NOK per night, but if you’d like a great location and a pleasant accommodation with a full kitchen and washroom, the cost can be as much as 120e per night. which is not so pricey for a wonderful experience. Electronic connectivity and waste removal for RVs are mostly accessible.
No Shopping Available
There are no shops or stores on most remote campsites. double Check for your food supplies and see if you have enough food and snacks and extra clothes in case you get wet during the season, as rain is a normal occurrence. Always bring a cozy sleeping bag and an extra blanket with you because it can get chilly out under the sky in the summer.
Carry a Garbage Bag
Always have a trash bag on hand to dispose of any excess garbage or disposables. Most camping sites have huge garbage disposal dumps for your waste.
Self-service is available 24 hours a day for tents and RVs. However, if you want to book a cabin, you should arrive early. Typically, a receptionist corner is situated for booking assistance and guidance. Bookings are usually made between 9 and 10 p.m. If you are unable to arrive at your destination on time, you should negotiate with the person on the phone to explain the situation.
Best Season to Go Camping
In late May or early June, summer firmly takes hold in Norway. The summer weather in Norway is reasonably consistent, but that doesn’t mean it won’t confuse you. Prepare for something if you’re going camping in the mountains or at sea, and carry waterproof and windproof clothes, as well as a layer of fur. The nights are often chilly, with temperatures dropping to zero or below.
There are toilet blocks available. In the middle or corner of the campsites, there is a toilet block divided into two sections, one for men and one for women. Every bathroom has a WC, a shower cabin, a washbasin, a sink, a dish sink, and a laundry tray. A washing machine and a tumble dryer can be found in the sanitary facilities in the campground’s main. The kit also includes hot water. It’s important to bear in mind that animals aren’t allowed on any campsites.
- Most sites are conveniently located 5 to 10 km away from the main road. there is a parking space for your car. you can search on google your nearest site and follow the route by navigation.
- Huts are usually fully booked and busy from peak summer May to September. chances are there you might not get a place so it’s better to pre-book beforehand.