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Top 10 campsites for motorhomes and caravans

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Many camping grounds all over Norway are specially created for motorhome and caravan enthusiasts. Keep reading to discover some of the best sites in Norway!

German travel journalist Dr Thomas Kliem is a true expert on how to travel with a caravan in Norway, which he describes in his guide book Norwegen mit dem Wohnmobil. Here, Kliem, who also runs the German website reisemobil-routen.de, shares the best locations for your rolling castle. He shares his insider tips below.

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1. Lillehammer camping

The Lillehammer region, Eastern Norway

"Situated directly beside Norway’s biggest lake Mjøsa, and not far from Lillehammer’s historic city centre and the open-air folk museum Maihaugen, which you should definitely pay this campsite a visit. If you brought the kids, you simply must spend a day in Hunderfossen Adventure Park!"

Learn more about Lillehammer.

2. Fagernes campingpark

Valdres, Eastern Norway

"Good facilities, a great atmosphere, and close to the fascinating Valdres open-air folk museum. The mountain terrain in the area is perfect for hiking trips, and you can also go on short or long bike rides, for instance on Mjølkevegen. If you’re here as late as in November, don’t miss the legendary Rakfiskfestivalen food festival, where you can taste partially fermented trout, a Norwegian speciality."

Plan your trip to Valdres.

3. Randsverk camping

The Gudbrandsdalen valley, Eastern Norway

"Friendly staff and an ideal point of departure to discover the Jotunheimen national park. In this part of Gudbrandsdalen, you can also see some of Norway’s famous stave churches, check out the art gallery Ullinsvin in Vågå, and sink your teeth into the Norwegian buns called bolle at the bakery in Lom."

Check out the Gudbrandsdalen valley.

4. Lovisenberg family camping

Kragerø in Telemark, Eastern Norway

"A clean and quiet campsite situated near a relaxing beach that offers a wide variety of maritime activities. The charming little town of Kragerø lies in beautiful surroundings with a fabulous cluster of islands just off the coast. Edvard Munch painted some of his most famous works here, and you can stroll through the streets of the town in his footsteps. The large islands of Jomfruland and Skåtøy are perfect for island-hopping with bikes."

Learn more about Kragerø.

5. Sandvika fjord & sjøhus camping

Kabelvåg in Lofoten, Northern Norway

"An excellent campsite situated near a beautiful bay with great fishing possibilities. Explore Lofoten by car, kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, and visit charming fishing villages like Henningsvær and Nusfjord. If you want to leave the crowd behind, drive northwards to Vesterålen."

Explore the Lofoten Islands.

6. Ramberg gjestegård

Ramberg in Lofoten, Northern Norway

"A marvellous spot for fully enjoying the midnight sun. Stunning nature with an unusually white sand beach in the Lofoten Islands. Ramberg is also a good starting point if you want to go hiking in the nearby mountains."

Plan your trip to Lofoten.

7. Moysand family camping

Grimstad, Southern Norway

"A good place to relax. Excellent facilities for motorhomes, and close to beaches and a coastal trail. Walk or bike along the seafront in the charming white-painted town of Grimstad, or explore the archipelago, which is full of beautiful islands and islets. Henrik Ibsen spent parts of his life in this southern town, and the Ibsen museum here is Norway’s oldest of its kind."

Discover more about Grimstad and Southern Norway.

8. Geiranger camping

The Geirangerfjord area, Fjord Norway

"The camping ground is located directly by the Geirangerfjord and offers a scenic view. The fjord is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls like De syv søstrene (“the Seven Sisters”), and lush, green vegetation. The food here is good, too – restaurants and eateries take great pride in creating food with a local twist. To get here, you should take the Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen."

Check out the Geirangerfjord area.

9. Preikestolen camping

Ryfylke in the Stavanger region, Fjord Norway

"The camping site is an ideal base for hiking to the famous mountain plateau Preikestolen. The hike to the plateau takes about two hours one way, and when you take in the view, you’ll see why more than 300,000 people want to do this hike every year. Tip: go early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or a bit outside the peak summer season. You can also climb one of Norway’s longest stairways – the 4,444 steps of the Flørli stairs, or take a cruise on the Lysefjord."

Find out more about Ryfylke and the Stavanger region.

10. Skottevik feriesenter

Kristiansand, Southern Norway

"A well-thought-out camping site that also offers rewarding activities. Both the region’s largest city, Kristiansand, and the smaller town of Lillesand are close by. Southern Norway is the Norwegians’ summer paradise, with charming towns full of white-painted wooden houses, thousands of islands and islets – and the world’s largest underwater restaurant (you still need to book your table far in advance, though)."

Plan your trip to Southern Norway.

Caravans and motorhomes

Permitted size of caravans, campervans, and motorhomes on Norwegian roads:

Height: No restriction.

Width: 2.55 metres maximum. Note that some secondary roads have a maximum width of less than 2.55 metres. If your caravan is wider than 2.3 metres and more than 50 centimetres wider than the car, white reflectors must be mounted on the front sides of the car’s mirrors.

Total length (car + caravan): 18.75 metres maximum. Drivers of cars and caravans with a combined length of more than 12.40 metres must check whether it is permissible to drive the intended road or route.

More information: Call The Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
From Norway: 22 07 30 00 (in dangerous situations, call 175)
From abroad: +47 815 48 991

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