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Selected campsites in Southern Norway

Camping and caravanning in the South of Norway. A guide to camping in Norway. This is an overview of the best campgrounds in Southern Norway.

Several of the camping grounds in this part of the country have won national awards, and the largest tabloid paper in Norway appointed Norway's three best camping grounds in 2010: Skottevik Camping (Lillesand), Kristiansand Feriesenter Camping (Kristiansand) and Moysand Camping (Grimstad) were the top three camping grounds in this paper's informal test of Norway's best sites, and they are all located in the south.

Our assertion is that there are several camping grounds in this region that could easily make the top of this list, together with these three sites mentioned above.

The largest camping grounds in Southern Norway can accept guests throughout the season. They have a wide selection of accommodation alternatives, whether you have a tent, a camper, a caravan, or you need to rent a room, a cabin or an apartment for the night.

Best and largest camping grounds in Southern Norway

Most camping grounds are along the coastline, with their own beach and the skerries just outside. Playgrounds, swimming pool, and a short distance to picturesque southern towns are parts of the experience.

A selection of the camping grounds are more secluded from the coastline. Here things are moving at a slow pace, the air is comfortably cool in the summertime, and you can get closer to both elk and beaver. These are perfect stops on travels to or from the coastline, and not to mention the choice for those who wish to paddle in a calm mountain lake, pick blueberries in the woods or search for the king of the forest in the summer night.

Last updated:  2015-05-11
Kayak the blue seas in Southern Norway - Photo: Kristiansand Feriesenter
Kayak the blue seas in Southern Norway
Neset Camping in Byglandsfjord, Norway - Photo: Neset Camping
Neset Camping in Byglandsfjord, Norway
There are several places for camping in the Setesdal valley, Norway - Photo: Neset camping
There are several places for camping in the Setesdal valley, Norway
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Selected Camping Southern Norway

    Selected camping Southern Norway

    Kristiansand S

    Roligheden Camping

    Roligheden Camping, a 4-star family camp, is situated very central, just about 3 km from the city centre of Kristiansand.

    Færvik

    Hove Camping

    Camping ground with a beach and lovely recreational area, kiosk and minigolf. Cabins and room for both tents and caravans.

    Hamresanden

    Hamre Familecamping

    Hamre camping is locatedby the 3 km long beach Hamresanden. There is easy access with bus and car to Kristiansand Dyrepark (appr. 5 km), Kristiansand centre (appr. 11 km) and Kristiansand Airport.

    Mandal

    Sandnes Camping Mandal

    Sandnes Camping is an open and sunny camping ground. Guests can enjoy peace and quiet with a view over the Mandalselva River, or go exploring in the su...

    Søgne

    Åros Feriesenter

    Åros Feriesenteris a holiday and activity centre with high standard apartments and holiday cabins - approx. 15 min. from Kristiansand.

    Kragerø

    Lovisenberg Family Camping

    This campsite is located by the Hellefjord, about 6 km from the centre of Kragerø, and is surrounded by wonderful nature with superb hiking paths. The area is rich in sunlight so you can enjoy a long warm afternoon sun.

    Grimstad

    Moysand Family-Camping

    Norway's only 5-star Camping in beautiful surroundings.

    Risør

    Risør Resort Moen Camping

    Risør Resort Moen Camping is a family campsite with lots of activities located right by the Sørfjorden, 10 kilometres from Risør centre. There are four comfortable cottaches at the waters edge with a terrasse for rent.

    Kristiansand S

    Kristiansand Feriesenter Dvergsnestangen *****

    A family friendly - 5 stars - holiday centre just a few km east of Kristiansand, in the middle of the beautiful skerries.

    Byglandsfjord

    Neset Camping

    Open all year! Neset Camping is a peaceful, 4-star campsite situated in beautiful surroundings on a headland overlooking Byglandsfjorden, by Highway...

    Høvåg

    Skottevik FerieSenter

    Skottevik, the most popular holiday centre in the South of Norway is located along the southern coast between Kristiansand and Lillesand. The centre has a unique location along Skagerak with the ocean as its closest neighbour. The south part of Norway is the most sunny part of the country.

    Risør

    Sørlandet Feriesenter Camping

    Sørlandets feriesenter "Southern Norway holiday centre" is a family camp site with lots of activities, located by the Sandnes Fjord between Risør and Lyngør.

    LINDESNES

    Lindesnes Camping og Hytteutleie

    This is Norway’s southernmost campsite – only 3.5 km from Lindesnes, the southernmost point on the Norwegian mainland.

    Hornnes

    Mineralparken, accommodation

    The Mineral Park offers accommodation in peaceful and picturesque surroundings in Evje, by the river Otra.

    About Southern Norway

    Campaigns, Partners and Sponsored

    High wire adventure park

    In the forest not far from Evje you´ll find "Klatreskogen", a high wire adventure park. The park is for the whole family with two different courses.

    Maritim Fjordhotell in Flekkefjord

    The Maritim Fjordhotell is located next to the river that splits Flekkefjord in two, so it is a beautiful location regardless of weather conditions.

    Hiking offers in Southern Norway

    There are plenty of summit hikes to choose from in Southern Norway. Take your pick.

    Cabin to cabin hiking trips in the Setesdal mountains

    Hiking from cabin to cabin in Setesdalsheiene is a popular activity in Southern Norway. Experience the mountain areas in Norway closest to Europe.

    Hiking in Southern Norway

    Southern Norway offers numerous hiking possibilities, from the mountains of Setesdal and Sirdal to picturesque coastal paths by the sea

    Go cart in Evje

    In Evje you will find a Gocart "Motor land" for the whole family with a large racetrack which is 1050 meters long.

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