LOFOTEN WILD CAMPING
Wild camping in Lofoten is an excellent pick if you want to travel on a budget. Prices in Norway are expensive high, especially when it comes to accommodation. In high season, i.e. in summer, the cost of accommodation in hotels is extremely high. Fortunately, camping is extremely popular.
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Do you know about the Act of free access in Norway? The gist of it is that anyone has the right of movement on any piece of land which is not fenced off. So you can put a tent up where do you want.
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You cannot camp less than 150 meters away from a home, on roadsides and on areas in agricultural use, i.e. fields, meadows, and pastures.
One of the key components of the Act is to care for the environment, so remember this when pitching a tent! And don’t put up tents in fields and pastures. This will annoy not only people but also animals.
Norwegians respect everyone's land rights and are very hospitable towards visitors, indeed you may be offered to join in a meal or even to stay at the house!
Please be careful. Some locals do put up signs saying 'No Camping', especially in larger cities.
HOW TO FIND A PLACE TO WILD CAMPING IN LOFOTEN
Since wild camping in Lofoten is so good, you should worth pick a somewhere nice place. Remember, you can stay in that exact same spot for a maximum of 2 – 3 nights. Wild camping in Lofoten is safe.
The most convenient place for wild camping is the many beaches on the north coastline. Most often there is a parking lot, drinking water and it is convenient to get here. In Lofoten is that water in most rivers, lakes, and streams is clean enough for drinking.
There is an interactive Google map of the Lofoten Islands. This will help you plan your trip. Save this Google map on your smartphone or tablet and use it during the trip.
This is an exclusive map of Lofoten Islands that I created especially for you. Save it in your Google maps!
THE BEST ACTIVITIES ON THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS
- Explore the Lofoten Islands with a Trollfjord cruise and wildlife safari in Norway. It was an unforgettable experience for me. (Only until September 15)
- Enjoy the magic of the Northern lights
- Discover Lofoten with Kayaking. Admire the breathtaking scenery and kayak around Trollfjord.
- Join our Northern Lights weekly photo tour
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6 BEST BEACHES FOR WILD CAMPING IN LOFOTEN
This is my personal TOP. I visit these places every time I travel around Lofoten.
They are truly magnificent. Some of them might be too popular for some tastes but I am not forcing you to stay in some of the most beautiful places on this planet!
Here we go:
5.Bunes Beach Beach
6.Horseid Beach Beach
LOFOTEN CAMPING SITES
If you don't want to make camp in the wild, you can rent a place in camping sites in Lofoten. This is the second most popular type of accommodation in Lofoten in the summertime.
Camping sites in Lofoten are not as luxurious as in southern Europe or the USA. There are no pools, golf courses, pavilions, etc.
Usually, it's just a place for tents and a small building with showers, toilets and sometimes washing machines. It has everything you need to clean up.
Some campsites have kitchens, washing machines, dryers. More often than not this costs a little extra. The average price for a campsite – 10 EUR per night per person.
You cannot book a place on the camping site on Lofoten as there are usually free places all the time.
Most popular camping sites
Unstad Arctic Surf
Address: Unstadsjoveien 105 | Bøstad, Norway
Address: E10 1640, 8380 Ramberg
Address: 8392 Sørvågen, Norway
You can read more about these amazing beaches in my article.
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