LOFOTEN WILD CAMPING
Wild camping in the Lofoten Islands is a great choice if you want to travel with a limited budget. Prices in Norway are very high, especially when it comes to accommodation. During the high season, i.e. in summer, hotel accommodation costs are extremely high. Fortunately, camping is extremely popular.
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Do you know about the Free Access Act in Norway? The point is that anyone has the right to travel on any piece of land that is not fenced off. That way, you can put up a tent where you want.
You cannot camp at a distance of less than 150 meters from your home, on roadsides, and in agricultural use areas such as fields, meadows, and pastures.
One of the key components of the law is to take care of the environment, so remember that when you camp! And do not tent in fields and pastures. It will irritate not only people but also animals.
Norwegians respect everyone’s rights to land and are very hospitable to visitors, as you may be invited to join the meal or even stay home!
Please be careful. Some locals put up signs saying “No camping”, especially in big cities.
HOW TO FIND A PLACE TO WILD CAMPING IN LOFOTEN
Since the wild camping site in the Lofoten Islands is so good, you should choose a good place. Remember that you can stay in the same place for a maximum of 2-3 nights. Wild camping in the Lofoten Islands is safe.
The most convenient place for wild camping is the numerous beaches on the north coast. More often than not, there’s parking, drinking water and easy access. On the Lofoten Islands, the water in most rivers, lakes and streams is clean enough to drink.
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.
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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’re really great. Some of them may be too popular for some tastes, but I don’t make you stay in some of the most beautiful places on this planet!
Here we go:
5.Bunes Beach Beach
6.Horseid Beach Beach
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LOFOTEN CAMPING SITES
If you don’t want to camp in the wild, you can rent a place in camping in the Lofoten Islands. This is the second most popular type of accommodation in the Lofoten in summer.
Camping in the Lofoten Islands is not as luxurious as in Southern Europe or the USA. There are no pools, golf courses, pavilions, etc.
Usually, it is just a place for tents and a small building with showers, toilets and sometimes washing machines. It has everything you need for cleaning.
Some campsites have kitchens, washing machines, and dryers. Most of the time it costs a little more. The average price for a camping site is 10 euros per person per day.
You can’t book a place at a camping site in the Lofoten Islands, because usually there are always free places there.
The 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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