The 8 campgrounds included in Camping Norway East – West make up a roundtrip tour that offer the best nature experiences and activities southern Norway has to offer. These campgrounds are located at suitable distances for daily drives, including plenty of time for several good stops for sights and experiences along the way.
If you begin your tour from Oslo, you can take the route along the E6 north towards Minnesund, and continue along Lake Mjøsa. There are many wonderful options for experiences along the way, and Lillehammer has Maihaugen, Hunderfossen Family Park, Hafjell, Lilleputthammer Adventure Park, etc. Overnight accommodations include Lillehammer Camping or Hunderfossen Camping. Distance: 184 km, effective driving time: 2 ½ hours.
The route continues up through Gudbrandsdalen past Vinstra and Otta to Dombås, and exits to E136 towards Lesja/Bjorli. Here it’s just a short distance to Reinheimen National Park and other beautiful mountain areas. The route across the mountain and down to Romsdalen towards Åndalsnes is spectacular, with a wide range of nature experiences, including Trollveggen, Romsdalshorn/ Romsdalseggen, Mardalsfossen, and more. There are overnight accommodations at Trollveggen Camping. Distance: 236 km, effective driving time: 3 hours.
From Åndalsnes, continue on to Trollstigen, an unforgettable route up through the mountains and back down to the fjord in Valldal, Møre and Romsdal. Then drive along the fjord to Liabygda, and take the ferry to Stranda. Continue to Hellesylt and to Stryn and Oldedalen, where you can spend the night at Gryta Camping. There is some beautiful nature near the glacier, Briksdalsbreen, which is a popular tourist destination. Distance: 182 km, effective driving time: nearly 3 hours.
From Gryta Camping, drive back to Olden, and then go left along the fjord (road 60) continue to Innvik, Utvik, and southward to Byrkjelo. Then follow the E39 to Skei and Førde. Continue down to Sognefjorden, Norway’s longest fjord, and then take the ferry from Lavik to Oppedal. Drive to Instefjord og and follow FV1 past Brekke until you reach Botnen Camping which is situated by the sea side, with excellent opportunities for fishing. Distance: 202 km, effective driving time: nearly 4 hours.
Follow the varied fjord and mountain landscape southward to Osterfjorden, through Knarvik and Arna to Bratland Camping, Haukeland, just south-east of Bergen city centre. The area has an eldorado of fjords, sea, archipelagos and mountains. Distance: 116 km, effective driving time: almost 2 hours.
From Bratland Camping, continue inland toward the east. Follow the fjord to Stanghelle and continue further to Dale, Voss and Granvin. Cross the bridge over Eidfjorden, and continue along the fjord to Eidfjord. The road continues up through Måbødalen, past the spectacular Vøringsfoss waterfall, across Hardangervidda to Haugastøl, and then Ustaoset to Geilo. Here you can spend the night at Øen Turistsenter (Tourist Center) & Geilo Vandrerhjem (Hostel). Distance: 228 km, effective driving time: around 3,5 hours.
From Geilo, the trip continues on FV40 through Kongsberg and onto E134 towards Hokksund. Hokksund Camping is situated in quiet, idyllic surroundings by the river, just 500 meters from the centre of Hokksund. Distance: 184 km, effective driving time: almost 3 hours.