We’ve always said that the ultimate way to see Norway is in a campervan, because then you have full freedom to roam where it suits you! Here is a list with ten of our own favourite places:
1. Lofoten! Last season most of our vehicles made the trip up there at least once. This group of islands are a well known tourist attraction, and can be a bit crowded, so we recommend going there either early or late in season.
2. Geiranger! The fjord is on the UNESCO world heritage list, and that’s for many good reasons. To get there you either take the ferry from Hellesylt, or you follow a narrow road trough a mountain pass that’s only open in the summer season.
3. Preikestolen! Go for a hike to the Pulpit Rock, and enjoy the breathtaking view to the fjord below! Make sure you wear proper hiking shoes and have enough water, many tourists underestimate the hike, even though it’s not a very difficult one.
4. Trolltunga! A rather demanding hike, you need to estimate about 10 hrs, bring extra clothes for rapid changes in weather. We recommend that you take a guided trip, for your own safety and a better experience!
5. Bergen! A beautiful city on the westcoast, with the old trading port “Bryggen” which is on the Unesco world heritage list. Best time to visit is in April or May, the rest of the year it usually tends to rain quite a lot. But you can also get a couple of sunny weks in July with 25-30C degrees, if you are lucky.
6. Værlandet! A less crowded hidden treasure, accessible only by ferry or the mailboat. Once you get there, jump on the bicykle, either your own or a rented one, and start exploring!
7. Jotunheimen! This national park holds the highest mountain peaks in Norway, and is also close to Sognefjorden. Plan to spend a few days, go hiking, relaxing, and have a dinner or lunch at Turtagrø Hotel on the way down towards the fjords.
8. Færder National Park! Easily accessible, only a couple of hours drive from Oslo! Go for a swim, a kayaktrip, or get some exercise on a paddle board. At Verdens Ende you can park the campervan and go exploring a fantastic rocky landscape, shaped by the ice thousands of years ago..
9. Trollstigen! The sharp turns, the narrow roads, the dramatic waterfalls, make sure you go here early in the season when all the snow and ice is melting! Keep an eye out for snow and ice on the road, and drive carefully to avoid overheating the brakes!
10. Under! Actually we haven’t been there yet, but it’s on the bucket list! As the name suggests this restaurant is below water, in southern Norway. There’s a waiting list like a year or so in normal times, so you better plan ahead!