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jann
02-07-2007, 19:47
We found a lot of places to wild camp. There are a lot of picnic spots on the main routes( and on other roads) Many of them have toilets with an elsan point and drinking water.
We did'nt pay for any camp sites,that certainly helped to pay for the food!! which was very expensive,we were prepared and took plenty with us,but what we did buy was dear.
There are a lot of these picnic sites on E 6 from Trondheim northwards, a lot have signs saying no overnighting but there are plenty of places that don't .
The artic circle crossing at Storjord was popular with motorhomes.
There were a lot of places to stop on the 705 from Brekken to Stordal.

Charles Chodkowski
14-07-2007, 20:49
We spent 7 weeks in Norway last year (2006) and only stayed 7 nights on sites - two of those nights were at Nordcap which I dont think you can call a site but you have to pay to stay. Norway is one of the best places in Europe for wild camping especially the north. A great place to visit, but do take lots of food!

cipro
15-07-2007, 10:40
We found a lot of places to wild camp. There are a lot of picnic spots on the main routes( and on other roads) Many of them have toilets with an elsan point and drinking water.
We did'nt pay for any camp sites,that certainly helped to pay for the food!! which was very expensive,we were prepared and took plenty with us,but what we did buy was dear.
There are a lot of these picnic sites on E 6 from Trondheim northwards, a lot have signs saying no overnighting but there are plenty of places that don't .
The artic circle crossing at Storjord was popular with motorhomes.
There were a lot of places to stop on the 705 from Brekken to Stordal.


Hi Jann did u go to Norway by ferry or travel through europe first:)
and how did u get on with boarder controls.

jann
15-07-2007, 16:03
We travelled through France,Belgium,Germany,Denmark and Sweden.
We compared the price of the crossing from Newcastle with the Dover -Calais crossing and decided we would go the long way.!!!

Sweden also had a lot of picnic sites with elsan points and drinking water.
We were expecting to go through border controls into Norway,but we were'nt aware that we had changed countries until we noticed the lines in the middle of the road were yellow instead of white!!!!. The return border which was south east of Storjord was a bit more obvious,but we didn't have to stop,in fact we didn't see any body at all.

cipro
15-07-2007, 18:35
We travelled through France,Belgium,Germany,Denmark and Sweden.
We compared the price of the crossing from Newcastle with the Dover -Calais crossing and decided we would go the long way.!!!

Sweden also had a lot of picnic sites with elsan points and drinking water.
We were expecting to go through border controls into Norway,but we were'nt aware that we had changed countries until we noticed the lines in the middle of the road were yellow instead of white!!!!. The return border which was south east of Storjord was a bit more obvious,but we didn't have to stop,in fact we didn't see any body at all.

sounds great and fairly straight forward if I can get 3 weeks of from work we might try it:) :) thanks for info.

toril@harink.com
26-07-2007, 12:34
If you plan to go to Norway you should know that in Norway we have Allemannsretten which gives people a lot of rights when it comes to free use of nature incl. camping .Statens vegvesen has sent out a letter to campingclubs in Norway that clearly states that on the restingplaces along the roads nobody can deny you to sleep over night. There might be signs on the restingplace stating no camping but if you don't spread chairs and things outside nobody can interfere with you sleeping over there. Info about the allemannsretten can be found here http://www.dirnat.no/content.ap?thisId=500013064 unfortunately only in norwegian. :) But in short they say that the rules that goes for camping with tents in the nature also applies for motorhomes except that you can't drive everywhere.
About foodprices.... it is not that expensive in Norway compared to the rest of europe as long as you know where to buy food, the two cheapest chain, with shops all over norway,are Rema 1000 and Kiwi. kiwi also has its own line, First Price, with really cheap food. Chicken and beef are way more expensive that porkmeat.Alcohol and tobacco ,well that is an other story, I would say forget it!:D Going out on a restaurant is expenssive.
Norway is member of Schengen , not EU but Schengen so bordercrossings should be easy. Sometimes there are checks at the border and it is wise to follow the norwegian importregulation regarding meat,tobacco,alcohol and other things.

cipro
26-07-2007, 17:06
If you plan to go to Norway you should know that in Norway we have Allemannsretten which gives people a lot of rights when it comes to free use of nature incl. camping .Statens vegvesen has sent out a letter to campingclubs in Norway that clearly states that on the restingplaces along the roads nobody can deny you to sleep over night. There might be signs on the restingplace stating no camping but if you don't spread chairs and things outside nobody can interfere with you sleeping over there. Info about the allemannsretten can be found here http://www.dirnat.no/content.ap?thisId=500013064 unfortunately only in norwegian. :) But in short they say that the rules that goes for camping with tents in the nature also applies for motorhomes except that you can't drive everywhere.
About foodprices.... it is not that expensive in Norway compared to the rest of europe as long as you know where to buy food, the two cheapest chain, with shops all over norway,are Rema 1000 and Kiwi. kiwi also has its own line, First Price, with really cheap food. Chicken and beef are way more expensive that porkmeat.Alcohol and tobacco ,well that is an other story, I would say forget it!:D Going out on a restaurant is expenssive.
Norway is member of Schengen , not EU but Schengen so bordercrossings should be easy. Sometimes there are checks at the border and it is wise to follow the norwegian importregulation regarding meat,tobacco,alcohol and other things.

sounds like good advise from people that now.Keep them coming:cool:


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