Benefits of small campervan rental in Norway
There are two weeks of holiday ahead of you and you can’t decide what size of campervan would be the best? Things you must consider are not only the size of a bed but also the comfort of driving, luggage space, fuel consumption, ferry fees and so on. So, should you go large or stick with a small campervan?
Number of travellers – small campervan or big?
The first thing said, the rule that the larger a vehicle the more people fit in doesn’t always apply to the campervans. About the exact opposite will convince you probably the most popular campervan – Volkswagen Transporter. Despite its seemingly small size, it can drive and sleep up to four passengers! Compact sized campers are more about well-thought design and functionality.
Tip: To find out what size of a campervan is the best according to your needs, read here.
If you are many persons, you should consider the biggest one and that’s the RV. Unfortunately, it´s not that easy to find the spot in a wild for the night with it.
Living space – how much room is in a compact campervan?
Usually, the living space is an advantage when it comes to large campervans. You have plenty of space inside so you can stand up and actually make a few steps. A fixed bed makes bedtime easier since you don’t have to set it up each night.
However, if you consider a holiday in a campervan you probably don’t expect a big living room just like in a hotel, right? Campervan rental is about a connection with nature, as you can camp everywhere. Therefore you spend most of the time outside and not in the campervan, don´t you?
So, if you plan to spend lots of time inside, you might prefer a large van, if you run for an adventurous holiday, choose a small campervan.
What’s inside a campervan?
This might be a bit weird, but the contents of the vans are usually very similar. Our campervan rental´s smallest campervans Marco or Mozart that can drive two passengers have a bed/sofa, table, gas cooker that can be used outside or inside and enough luggage space. Many essentials are portable so you can decide if you use them outside or inside.
Our Wolf, Volkswagen California, which can drive up to four passengers, has a bed, gas stove, sink, more storage room and one more double bed in the pop-up roof. Thanks to the pop-up roof you can stand in this van.
Big campervans like Fiat Ducato, which can drive two passengers, usually have a fixed bed, stove, sink, pleeenty of storage space and you can comfortably stand inside.
But wait, didn´t you forget the bathroom? Sorry, nope.
This is what you can find in the Benzini´s Campers small campervan:
Driving & parking campervan
Norwegian roads needed to fit into nature which might mean they are very narrow and curvy. There is no explanation needed why a small campervan thrives better on such roads. The comfort of driving is important, moreover on a long road trip.
Compact campers bring even more pros than the comfort of driving with them. The smaller vehicle, the smaller expenses. First of all, fuel consumption is quite an important fact in a country where a litre of diesel costs 16 NOK (1,7€). What you might need to pay for next are ferries, where the length of a vehicle makes the price. If you travel on a budget, each crown is important.
Parking might get hard when you are not used to a big vehicle. A compact campervan is the size of a passenger car, so it shouldn’t be a problem for you.
Tip: Read more about driving in Norway
Park for night
If you plan to camp in the camping sites, despite the right to roam in Norway, the size doesn’t matter then. However, if you wish to experience a little off-grid lifestyle and glamp on the beautiful spots, a small campervan wins again. Forest roads and ways to hidden spots are often super narrow gravel roads, where a big vehicle might struggle. With a compact camper, you can drive and have the freedom to camp whenever you fancy.
To help you find the right spot for the night, download an app park4night. If you don´t find anything interesting around, try the old method and follow your nose.
Note! – An insurance of the vehicles does not apply on the gravel roads or anywhere else off the roads. It’s at your own risk.
So if you want a flexible accommodation option that gives you the ability to roam free, a smaller, compact campervan will absolutely give you a holiday to remember forever.
We, by no means, didn’t want to humiliate large campervans. If we were to live full-time in a campervan, we would definitely choose something big. However, one of the reasons why we established Benzini Campers was budget-friendliness and comfort of driving that can´t be met with a big vehicle.
If we’ve convinced you that a compact campervan is a right choice, check out our collection for rent!