Right to roam free - wild camping in Norway
Have you wondered why we mention freedom and flexibility to camp anywhere you want so often? Because here in Norway you can pitch a tent or sleep in a campervan you rented almost everywhere you like. The right to roam free has been in Norway’s Outdoor Recreation Act since 1957.
After you wave goodbye to the campervan rental staff, you might wonder where your first night is going to take place and where to camp with campervan in Norway. If you have chosen a campervan road trip as a social distancing option in pandemic times, a campsite wouldn’t be your choice number one. Good, nature is all around you, only pick the spot that is going to be your million stars hotel. Wild camping in Norway is the best kind of holiday. However, let’s set some rules, so we preserve nature.
Wild camping in Norway - rules
Included in this tradition is the right to travel the land, stay on the land, and gather from the land.
- camp at least 150 meters from the nearest inhabited house or cabin
- campfires are prohibited from 15-th April until 15-th September if set close to a forest
- you may pick wild berries, mushrooms and wildflowers for your use only
- you may fish saltwater fish freely, although you need a license for freshwater fishing
As we provide a portable gas stove for cooking, you must ensure that it is used in a safe place.
These written rules for wild camping in Norway are the base. Be a mindful adventurer and clean up the place you have camped on. Leave your spot as you found it, or even nicer. Pay respect for nature since it offers you mind-blowing views, smells and tastes.
You can park your campervan by the lakes, forests, fjords, under the high mountains, waterfalls or even glaciers that Norwegian nature offers. It’s only up to you if you get a mountain view or sea view tonight.
Included in the campervan rental are camping chairs and a table, so you can enjoy the wild camping in Norway with an evening breeze in your face while you watch the stars with a glass of wine in your hand.
Tip: park4night app might be helpful to find the spot for a night