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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:  2014-06-26
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

    Read more: Tingsaker Camping Photo: Tingsaker Camping

    Lillesand

    Tingsaker Camping

    4 star campsite with a great beach, centrally located in Lillesand, short distance Kristiansand Zoo and Kristiansand. Beautiful cottages for rent ...
    Read more: Mineralparken, accommodation

    Hornnes

    Mineralparken, accommodation

    The Mineral Park offers accommodation in peaceful and picturesque surroundings in Evje, by the river Otra.
    Read more: Moysand Family-Camping

    Grimstad

    Moysand Family-Camping

    Norway's only 5-star Camping in beautiful surroundings.
    Read more: Hamre Familecamping Photo: Hamre Familiecamping

    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.
    Read more: Kristiansand Feriesenter Dvergsnestangen ***** Photo: Kristiansand Feriesenter

    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.
    Read more: Roligheden Camping Photo: Ander Martinsen(c)Inspirasjon Sørlandet

    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.
    Read more: Lovisenberg Family Camping Photo: Lovisenberg Familiecamping

    Kragerø

    Lovisenberg Family Camping

    This camping ground is located by the Helle fjord, about 6 km from the centre of Kragerø, and surrounded by wonderful nature with superb hiking paths. The area is rich in sunlight with long beautiful afternoon sun. Here you'll find your own idyllic place.
    Read more: Skottevik FerieSenter Photo: Skottevik Feriesenter

    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.
    Read more: Sørlandet Feriesenter

    Risør

    Sørlandet Feriesenter

    Idyllic family camp site with lots of activities, located by the Sandnes Fjord between Risør and Lyngør. Offers a diverse selection og rentals...

    LINDESNES

    Lindesnes Camping og Hytteutleie

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

    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...
    Read more: Hove Camping

    Færvik

    Hove Camping

    Camping ground with a beach and lovely recreational area, kiosk and minigolf. Cabins and room for both tents and caravans.
    Read more: Neset Camping Photo: Reidar Tveito

    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...
    Read more: Åros Feriesenter Photo: Anders Martinsen (c) Visit Kristiansand AS

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    Åros Feriesenter

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

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    High wire adventure park

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