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Hire a campervan in Norway

Hire a campervan in Norway and discover why Norwegians are the happiest people on Earth as you explore over 1000 stunning fjords along the coastline, magnificent waterfalls, and breathtaking Arctic landscapes in the North of Norway. From November to January, you can even witness the awe-inspiring Northern Lights – a truly unforgettable experience! Norway is shrouded in mystical allure, captivating outdoor enthusiasts from around the world every year. Rent a campervan in Norway and embark on the ultimate outdoor adventure.

roadsurfer campers in Norway

  • 4
  • 4

Road House Motorhome with pop-up roof (540)

  • 140 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.
  • 4
  • 2+2

Family Finca Motorhome with a fixed high roof (600)

  • 177 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Fixed high roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.
  • 3
  • 2+1

Cozy Cottage Semi-integrated motorhome (700)

  • 177 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • large bathroom
  • WC
  • without pop-up roof
  • Rear view camera, cruise control, spacious rear garage, etc.

Your roadsurfer perks

Unlimited mileage

Free 2nd driver included

Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure

Roadside assistance

Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included

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Your road trip in Norway

If your idea of the perfect holiday involves immersing yourself in nature every single moment, Norway is the ideal destination for motorhome hire. During the summer months, the midnight sun extends your daylight hours, providing ample time to explore the outdoors with your camper rental. Norway’s roads also promise the utmost driving enjoyment, offering another compelling reason to choose a motorhome holiday for your Norwegian adventure. Cruise along the Atlantic Road, renowned as Europe’s most beautiful road, with ocean waves beneath you, or admire the breathtaking vistas along the winding Trollstigen road. Whatever the route, Norway guarantees a memorable journey. Read on for our tips for planning your road trip with your campervan hire through Norway.

Driving rules in Norway

Here are the key traffic regulations to keep in mind when hiring a motorhome and driving in Norway:

  • Similar to the rest of Europe, in Norway, you drive on the right side of the road.
  • When turning right, vehicles have the right of way.
  • Always give right of way to streetcars (trams) and trains.
  • On Norwegian highways, stay in the right lane unless you’re overtaking slower vehicles.
  • Speed limits in Norway are typically 30 mph (50 km/h) within built-up areas, 50 mph (80 km/h) on main roads, and 68 mph (110 km/h) on freeways. Please note that speed limits are displayed in km/h
  • Red means stop at traffic lights and there are no exceptions.
  • Many Norwegian highways have tolls. You’ll need to purchase a ticket when entering and pay upon exit. Various payment methods, including transponders, are available.
  • The legal alcohol limit for driving a motor vehicle in Norway is 0.2 per mille. However, zero alcohol tolerance applies to novice drivers and those under 21.
    Dipped headlights must always be turned on during the day, even outside of built-up areas.

Camping in Norway

In Norway, the “Allemannsretten,” known as Everyman’s Right, is applicable. This entails the following allowances: You can spend the night in your tent by the fjord (with a two-day limit), gather berries and mushrooms, kindle a campfire, or explore the lakes and rivers by boat – provided the area is not privately owned, of course. When it comes to overnight stays in a campervan or motorhome, the law is not so clear. Parking in the open is permissible at any time but exclusively on public roads. Additionally, it is permissible to stay for a single night in parking lots, pastures, picnic areas, or areas designated for wood stacking unless explicitly forbidden. It is important to keep in mind the principle of leaving no trace, be it during wild camping or when establishing a pitch at any nature campsite. If you opt for wild camping, set up a basic campsite with minimal equipment to avert attracting undue attention.

Should you prefer campsites replete with practical amenities and a touch more comfort, you can select from the following categories of camping sites in Norway:

  • Nature campsites (Naturcampingplasser): These sites are often situated in picturesque location, far removed from major urban centres. They furnish basic facilities and afford visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature.
  • Holiday parks (Ferieparker) and villages (Feriebyer): These camping holiday destinations are frequently well-appointed and provide a diverse range of amenities and activities, including swimming pools, playgrounds, restaurants, and entertainment options. They are particularly popular among families.
  • Farm camping (Gårdscamping): Some farms in Norway offer special campsites where visitors can spend the night. Guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in farm life and often purchase fresh produce directly from the farm.
  • Motorhome sites (Bobilparkering): These designated sites are specifically designed for motorhomes and typically provide basic facilities like electrical hookups and waste disposal services.
  • Waterfront campsites (Sjøcamping): These campsites are often situated alongside lakes, rivers, or the coast, offering opportunities for fishing, swimming, and various water sports.
  • Mountain campsites (Fjellcamping): Located in Norway’s mountainous regions, these campsites frequently grant access to hiking trails and other outdoor activities.
  • Urban campsites (Bycamping): In larger cities and suburban areas, there are campsites that provide a convenient way to explore the urban environment while still enjoying a connection with nature.
  • Eco-camping sites (Økocamping): These sites prioritise environmental friendliness and sustainability, often incorporating eco-friendly solutions such as solar energy, recycling initiatives, and biological wastewater treatment systems.

It is advisable to plan ahead and determine which type of campsite aligns best with your preferences and interests. Additionally, booking well in advance is recommended during the high season or when you intend to stay near popular attractions. This can help ensure you have a spot at your chosen campsite and can make the most of your camping experience in Norway.

Events & festivals in Norway

When your hire a campervan in Norway, consider incorporating one of these annual events into your itinerary for a memorable experience:

  • Ice Music Festival, January: Held in the winter resort of Geilo, this unique festival features music played exclusively on instruments made of ice. Concerts take place in the freezing cold under the light of the first full moon, making it a whimsical and ethereal experience. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate and cosy clothes in your motorhome rental.
  • Polar Jazz, February: Taking place in Svalbard, this festival combines music with the stunning Arctic environment, offering a one-of-a-kind cultural experience amidst the icy landscapes.
  • Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen), May and June: Bergen’s renowned cultural festival offers a diverse array of events, from concerts to theater performances to art exhibitions. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in Norway’s cultural scene.
  • Norwegian National Day (Nasjonaldagen), May: On May 17th, Norway celebrates its National Day with parades, pageants, concerts, and fireworks. The grandest celebrations occur in Oslo, offering a chance to witness the country’s patriotic fervor.
  • Nordkapp Film Festival, June: Located in the far north of Norway, this film festival showcases films and documentaries that focus on Arctic regions, providing insights into the unique challenges and beauty of these areas.
  • Norsk Matfestival, August: Held in Stavanger, this food festival celebrates Norwegian cuisine and offers opportunities to sample local food and drinks. It’s a delicious way to experience the country’s culinary traditions.
  • Båter i Sjøen (Boats in the Sea), September: This boat show in Oslo is one of the largest of its kind in Norway and presents a variety of boats, yachts and maritime products.

Popular travel regions in Norway

In addition to the renowned fjords, Norway offers sights of glaciers, waterfalls, Arctic landscapes, islands, and charming cities. Here are some of the most sought-after regions in Norway for a road trip with your campervan rental:

Oslo: Norway’s capital is a bustling waterfront city that seamlessly blends modern architecture with a rich cultural and historical heritage. It boasts museums, parks, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Fjord Norway (Fjord-Norge): This region is renowned for its breathtaking fjords, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord.

Bergen and its surroundings: Bergen, a delightful city on the west coast, serves as the gateway to the fjords. It offers historic quarters, cultural landmarks, and the famous fish market.

Lofoten: Situated in northern Norway, this archipelago is famous for its dramatic scenery featuring towering mountains, fishing villages, and picturesque bays.

Trondheim: Located on the west coast, this historic city is known for its Gothic cathedral and vibrant cultural scene.

Tromsø and the Northern Lights (Nord-Norge): Tromsø, the largest city in northern Norway, is a popular starting point for experiencing the Northern Lights.

Jotunheimen National Park: Home to Norway’s highest peaks, including Galdhøpiggen, this mountain range offers awe-inspiring natural beauty.

The Telemark region: This area is renowned for its pristine lakes, meandering rivers, and dense forests. It stands as a sought-after destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering activities such as hiking and skiing.

The Hardanger region: This picturesque region is celebrated for its abundant orchards, awe-inspiring waterfalls like Vøringsfossen, and the iconic Hardangerfjord, making it a captivating and scenic destination.

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