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Definitive guide to touring Norway with a motorhome

After spending the last 6 weeks touring Norway in our motorhome I think we have found motorhome heaven! Norway has everything the enthusiastic motorhome owner needs. If you don’t own a motorhome or camper van, please buy one or hire one and take it to Norway, because you will be hooked, just like we are.

Trollstigen mountain road in Norway
Trollstigen mountain road in Norway

When to go to Norway

The best time to go to Norway is in the summer months, unless you want a skiing holiday. Many roads in Norway can be closed in winter, especially roads like Trollstigen. In fact the Trollstigen road had only opened a week before we were there and I would have hated to have missed the drive up there. There is a good website where you can check which of the scenic Norwegian roads are closed and also a table that shows you the dates that the roads opened for the past few years. You can visit that website here.

We arrived in Norway in early May and the weather was warm and sunny. The temperature reached 24C on several occasions, although Norwegians we spoke to said the hot weather we had was very unusual. I would also recommend being in Norway for their National Day on 17th May. It’s a fantastic spectacle to see so many proud Norwegians waving their national flag.

Days in Norway, of course, are very long in summer. We found it was still light at midnight and was light again at about 4am. Black out blinds in our motorhome were very useful in helping to get a good nights sleep.

Norway Constitution Day
Norway celebrates 17th May every year

How to get to Norway

If you are driving from the UK to Norway with your motorhome you will need to find the best way to get to mainland Europe. There are no ferries from the UK to Norway. Our route took us from Hull to Rotterdam on the overnight ferry and we then drove through the Netherlands and northern Germany to the port of Puttgarden. Ferries run every 30 minutes to Rødby in Denmark. We took this ferry route because we wanted to see Copenhagen and drive north through Sweden.

The most popular ferry route to Norway is from the Danish ferry port of Hirtshals, to Kristiansand in southern Norway. Ferries also operate from Hirtshals to Larvik. Ferries are operated by Color Line and the journey takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. The typical cost of a one way trip with a 7 metre motorhome is about €198, based on  June departure, but costs are higher in the peak season.

When travelling with Fjord Line from Hirtshals to Kristiansand, you can choose between the catamaran Fjord FSTR or one of their cruise ships (MS Bergensfjord and MS Stavangerfjord). Fjord FSTR sails between March and October, and offers you the fastest way to Norway with a crossing time of just 2 hours and 25 minutes.

If you take the Puttgarden ferry (about €100 for a 7 metre vehicle) you then need to cross the Øresund Bridge to Malmo which costs 910 DKK (£105), as of January 2024. Alternatively, you could take the ferry from Helsingør to Helsingborg in Sweden and then drive via Gothenburg to Oslo.

A more expensive option is to take the ferry from Frederikshavn in Denmark to Oslo. This is the 12 hour ferry route we are using on our return from Norway. The cost for us was £335, including a 2 berth outside cabin.

The cost of living in Norway

Norway is an expensive country to visit. They have a high standard of living and food prices are high. Diesel cost us about £1.45 a litre. Before setting off for Norway we took as much food with us as weight would allow so that we could limit the amount we spent on food in Norwegian supermarkets. Of course, we bought fresh food such as milk, salad, orange juice (applesin juice) and found that we used Bunnpris and Joker supermarket chains, not because we thought they were cheap, but because we just happened to find more of them.

Driving, Tolls and Tunnels

Driving in Norway is a joy. Speed limits are low and even the main roads such as the E39 can be narrow making journey times longer than you might expect. In general, the Norwegian speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour, except for in built-up areas or town centres, where it is 50 kilometres per hour unless otherwise stated. It can be as low as 30 kilometres per hour in residential areas, and as high as 110 kilometres per hour on certain dual carriageways and motorways. Penalties for exceeding the speed limit are amongst the highest in Europe and I saw several cars stopped by unmarked police cars. I was also randomly breathalised at a police checkpoint so don’t drink and drive.

AutoPASS is the Norwegian system for collection of road and tunnel tolls. There are very few manned tolls and instead automated VNPR cameras are used to record number plates. I registered my vehicle details with Euro Parking Collection (EPC) before entering Norway and they send an invoice for payment. You can read about EPC here.

I have never driven through so many tunnels in my life. Norway has over 1,000 road tunnels that cut straight through huge mountains and underneath the sea. The longest tunnel is over 15 miles long. Most are free but there are some where you pay a toll. Drive carefully through Norwegian tunnels because many are very long and narrow and quite often they can be very dark, especially until your eyes become adjusted to the change from bright sunlight.

Many tunnels in Norway are not lined with concrete and instead have just bare rock; we found these tunnels to be the darkest to drive in. You will also be amazed when you see tunnels with roundabouts in them and road junctions.

The best tunnel we drove through was the Vallavik Tunnel which is an incredible tunnel-bridge-tunnel combination which includes two roundabouts in it!

Ferries in Norway

You can hardly drive anywhere in Norway without using ferries. They are very efficient and run regularly. They are part of the fun of a motorhome holiday in Norway, but you need to budget accordingly. The cost of taking a motorhome on a ferry in Norway depends on the length of the motorhome. Under 6 metres is the cut off point and anything over than that costs on average about double. Our motorhome is 7 metres long and the amount we paid for each ferry we used is shown below. Bear in mind that if you say your motorhome is under 6 metres and they check you can be fined so always be honest.

Motorhome on a ferry in Norway
Vangsnes to Dragsvik ferry via Hella

Payments for ferries in Norway are normally paid after you have driven on to the ship but we paid in the queue for the Geiranger ferry. We paid all our ferry costs by card but cash is also an option.

  • Halsa to  Kanestraum 320 NOK (20 mins)
  • Molde to Vestnes 420 NOK (40 mins)
  • Geiranger to Hellesylt 1400 NOK (1 hour)
  • Lavik to Oppedal. 300 NOK
  • Vangsnes to Dragsvik. 320 NOK
  • Kaupanger to Gudvangen. 1580 NOK (3 hours)
  • Harvick ferry. 258 NOK (20 minutes)
The Geiranger fjord ferry
The Geiranger fjord ferry

Where to go in Norway

Norway is an amazing destination to visit. It is perfect for touring. The scenery, the people, the culture, the towns and the quality of the campsites all stand out to make Norway our destination of choice, especially when touring with a motorhome. Norway is a very big country so when planning your visit don’t try to do too much; you can always visit Norway again. When planning our trip we originally wanted to visit the Lofoton Islands but we decided we would save Lofoton for another time after realising that we would be driving for longer than we wanted. Lofoten is 1,369 km from Oslo and at least 20 hours driving time on slow roads.

For more information about where we visited in Norway see the separate articles below.

Using the Internet and mobile phone in Norway

Every campsite we visited offered free WiFi and sometimes it was good enough to stream You Tube or similar and sometimes it was very poor. We also have good data allowances on our phones. My phone has a 25GB data allowance per month and I found that more than enough for our trip.  Most mobile phone companies include Norway in their European roaming as part of your monthly phone, text and data allowance but it’s worth checking with your mobile phone provider.

Motorhome service points and free camping

The Norwegian word for a motorhome is ‘Bobil’ and the word for parking is ‘parkering’. Norway is a very big country with a small population, many of whom own a motorhome themselves and the country is very well geared up for motorhomes. Car parks often having specific places for motorhomes and if they don’t there is normally plenty of space available.

Motorhome service points, where you can empty your waste and fill up with water are plentiful in Norway. Petrol stations often have service points. The excellent app. Camper Contact has many of the motorhome service points listed and is well worth getting.

Motorhome wild camping Norway
Our motorhome in a free overnight parking spot by a stunning lake in Norway

Norway also has plenty of free places to stop for the night. All the locations we stayed out appeared perfectly safe to us and there were often other motorhomes parked there too. We found it harder to find free parking places in the popular fjords area’s such as Geiranger, but maybe we didn’t look hard enough. We would rather pay to be on a good campsite in a great location rather than stay overnight in an industrial area, so we probably stayed at more campsites than we could have done. We found campsite prices to be fairly reasonable. The beautiful campsite at Oldevatn for example cost £18 a night, which is far cheaper than many campsites in the UK. Norwegian campsites normally charge about 40 Norwegian Krone extra per day for electricity and use of the showers can cost 10 Norwegian Krone a time , we avoided paying  this by just using our own shower for the most part. Campsites in the main tourist towns tend to be more expensive. For example we paid £30 a night in Bergen.

The majority of campsites in Norway that we visited had holiday cabins for rent of various sizes. It’s possible to just turn up without booking, apart from high season, and prices are quite reasonable. I enquired about several and was quoted between about £40 and £75 per night. It’s expected that you supply your own bed linen, but it’s possible to hire that too. If you don’t have a motorhome, consider taking your car and rent a holiday cabin similar to the one I took a photo of below.

Holiday cabin in Norway
Holiday cabin in Norway
Molde, Norway campsite
Our motorhome on the Molde campsite in Norway

How much did our motorhome trip cost?

Norway is an expensive country to visit but there are things you can do to reduce the cost. Food costs about 2 or 3 times more than it does in England so we took 2 large plastic boxes of food costing about £200, which I didn’t include in the table below. We did quite a lot of wild camping, but we could have done more, but the best campsites are in the best locations so we decided to use them.

Ferries are an inevitable part of visiting Norway. You can’t really avoid using ferries but you can avoid the expensive one’s that we used as a tourist attraction. Two ferries alone, Geiranger and Kaupanger, cost us £275 and we didn’t need to do these.

We didn’t really dine out but the amount we spent included 2 lunches and the inevitable coffee and cakes! What’s the point of visiting a country if you don’t do some tourism things? We visited many museums and other bits and pieces.

The cost of our motorhome tour of Norway was slightly above our budget and I haven’t included the cost of getting to and from Norway. We could have done it a lot cheaper. Overnight camping costs worked out at £18 per night on average over 45 nights.

Dining Out£233
Campsite costs£842
Average spend per day. (45 days)£65.47

Top tips for a motorhome tour of Norway

  • When visiting popular cruise ports in Norway, such as Geiranger, Flåm, and Alesund try to avoid days when a cruise ship is visiting. Thousands of cruise passengers disembark and the towns can be swamped with tourists, not a pleasant experience in my opinion. Use crew-centre.com website for a full list of dates and cruise ship names. For example, if you arrive in Flåm expecting to use the Flåm railway and a cruise ship is in town you might find the train is fully booked.
  • We didn’t book a single campsite in advance and there is no need to book ahead apart from popular places in high season. Driving takes far longer than you might expect due to low speed limits so we only planned a few days in advance and would turn up at campsites without a booking. We found the campsites to be very quiet, although weekends would get busy. Norwegians tend to take their main summer holiday from 21 June so from then it gets a lot busier.
  • If you intend to steep roads such as Trollstigen make sure your vehicle brakes are in good working order!

I hope this guide helps you if you decide to visit Norway. It’s an incredible country but we did not see many people from the UK. Maybe it’s the perception that Norway is expensive, but that should not put you off visiting Norway, because it has an incredible amount to offer, especially if you are touring in a motorhome.

Please leave a comment if you have a question about visiting Norway with a motorhome or if you have any advice of your own to add. We would love to hear from you.

The campsite near the Briksdal glacier
Sognefjord picnic
Setting our table for one of our lunch spots in Norway
Briksdal glacier Norway
Briksdal glacier Norway
Motorhome campsite in Norway
Motorhome campsite in Norway
Atlantic road Norway motorhome parking
Our motorhome parked on the Atlantic Road in Norway
Motorhome tour of Norway
Our motorhome parked on the highest mountain road in northern Europe


57 responses to “Definitive guide to touring Norway with a motorhome”

  1. davidbrice avatar

    Brilliant guide David, as you know we were loving exploring Norway in our motor home at the same time as you and agree with everything you have said. It is the most spectacular country with truly wonderful people and we are missing it already. Great blog as always. So loved meeting you both on that remote snowy mountain road. 🌎

  2. Alan Hess avatar

    Heading to Sweden, Finland and Norway very soon, so bookmarked your page. Thank you, it will be useful. I live practically full time in my motorhome and travel the world. Had it shipped to Canada and drove to Alaska and back last year! facebook.com/smallhomebiggarden

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Alan. Thanks for commenting. Wow that’s amazing what you have done. We have just completed 12 months full time. Sounds like we have some catching up to do. Happy travels

  3. Neil Colgate avatar
    Neil Colgate

    Hi guys, I have been following your blog with interest and envy. Norway certainly looks stunning and is now on our (long list) of places to visit. Working full time limits the amount of time we have currently but I am sure we will get to Norway in our Motorhome one day. Wishing you many more happy adventures.


    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Neil. Good to hear from you and I’m pleased you enjoy the blog. I hope you get to Norway in the future but in the meantime happy motorhoming!

  4. Wandering-Bird.com avatar

    great guide- thank you! We’re heading up to Norway in our motorhome next week- can’t wait!!

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Enjoy. It’s a wonderful place for motorhomes.

  5. Carole avatar

    Thank you so much for all the information. We are planning a trip to Norway next year and your guide is fantastic. All the best Carole

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Thanks Carole. Glad you found the guide useful. Enjoy your travels. David

  6. Alan Billyeald avatar

    Very good and accurate report on motorhoming in Norway. I would thoroughly recommend the north of Norway – Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja – but avoid from mid June to end July as it can get a bit crowded. I would also mention that there are many marinas and lots of these offer parking from spring to autumn and these generally have all services available.A very useful site that we use is http://bobilplassen.no/kart/ only in norsk but you should be able ti figure it out. ( I am a keen motorhomer and live in Norway.)

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Alan. Many thanks for your useful comments. We intended to go to Lofoten but decided it was too much driving this time. Thanks for the information about marinas. A beautiful country and a must do for motorhomers.

  7. Julie Hedley avatar
    Julie Hedley

    Some excellent advice and information, to take a trip to a Norway is on our list. Can I ask why you chose the ferry rather than drive up through Germany into Denmark and across the little belt bridge and Storebaelt Bridge. (e20) into Sweden.

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Julie. To get to Norway we drove through northern Germany to Puttgarden and caught the ferry to Rødby in Denmark and then drove to Copenhagen. We wanted to see a little of Sweden so we drove across the Öresund bridge to Malmo and then on to Stockholm. We drove north then to Sundsvall before turning west to Trondheim and then down the west coast of Norway. We then caught the ferry from Oslo to Fredrikshaven on the return because it’s something we have always wanted to do. Not the cheapest return ferry but there are many options we could have used. Hope that helps. David

  8. libertatemamo avatar

    What a fab guide! Norway has been on our “list” ever since we got our motorhome. This will come in very handy indeed. Thank you!


    1. davidbrice avatar

      Thanks for commenting. Hope the guide inspires you to visit. We will be going again next year.

  9. Geoff Cowen avatar
    Geoff Cowen

    Superb guide and just what we needed for our trip next year. Thanks for putting it together and in such a useful and factual format.

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Thanks Geoff. Hope you enjoy your trip as much as we did. Best wishes – David

  10. Andrew Smith avatar
    Andrew Smith

    Thank you David, great read, gave us some fantastic ideas, we have just paid our deposit on our first motorhome, and was hoping to take delivery in March but now advised July, we will definitely have Norway on our bucket list. I have flown to Norway on business many times in the past and travelled the country by train but did not see much of Norway on these trips, understand the daily costs. 👍 🇳🇴

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Andrew. I’m sure you will love your new motorhome and exploring in it. Glad you enjoyed the blog and thanks for commenting. All the best – David

  11. rosalyn Williams avatar
    rosalyn Williams

    Hi David
    Great info on your trip to Norway. We own an older but reliable motorhome which sadly has no turbo so hills are slow going and there have been times, like driving to the Mount Etna base station, when I thought we wouldn’t make but we did. Looking at your excellent photos the roads are steep with plenty of hairpin bends. As a seasoned traveller would you say they are steeper and more difficult than the mountain roads of The Scottish Highlands, Italy and Slovenia?

    We want to make the Norway trip but also want to be sure the van will make albeit a bit slower up the hills.

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Rosalyn. Thanks for your comment. The mountains in Norway are not as high as in Italy or Slovenia, although we have not driven our motorhome in these countries. Many of the steep mountain roads in Norway like Dalsnibba can be avoided so I would say older motorhomes would be fine on most of the roads as long as your brakes are good! Much of the beautiful Norwegian coastal area does not have high mountain roads. Enjoy your travels. David

  12. Phil Davies avatar
    Phil Davies

    Hi David.
    Great blog and looks like a fantastic trip,my wife and I are looking to go for 2.5 weeks in June and hiring a moterhome we used to tow caravan for 15 years so have a good sense of the concept.Is it possible for you to send me the route you took to see
    Thank you

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Phil. Our route was a total of 8 weeks so it probably won’t be suitable for a much shorter visit to Norway. Essentially, we drove to Stockholm and up the east coast of Sweden before driving west to Trondheim and then down the coast to Bergen. We then drove over the Hardanger plateau to Oslo. If I were you I would be getting the ferry from Hirtshals to Kristianand and then exploring the western side of Norway. Hope you enjoy it. David

  13. Dale Cross avatar
    Dale Cross

    Hi, I’ve just read your guide to touring Norway in a Motorhome as we’re looking at the possibility of doing this in ours in the near future. The only problem is that our Motorhome is 8.9m long. Having read about the narrow roads do you feel that it would still be possible in a Motorhome of this length?

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Thanks for the message Dale. Our motorhome is just over 7 metres long and we had no problems, even on steep mountain roads. Good brakes are essential though! We saw a few longer motorhomes. It’s maybe not narrow roads that might be a problem but some mountain roads have hairpin bends that could cause a problem. The major roads though are very good. Maybe you could ask on a motorhome forum whether anyone with your length motorhome has had problems in Norway. Personally, I think it would be fine although bear in mind that you will pay more on the Norwegian ferries. Best wishes – David

  14. Vanessa avatar

    Thank you so much David for all your wonderful information on Norway i am just looking to plan a trip there, you have helped so much. really a great blog.
    Happy Travels

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Thanks for commenting on my Norway blog Vanessa. Glad you found it useful. Happy travels to you too, when we are eventually allowed to travel again!

  15. Garcia avatar


    We want to book a Norway motor home vacation , can you recommend a good website for renting out motorhomes. Also what kind of motorhome you would recommend to rent? We can only stay 7 days (more like 5 full days due to the airport arrangements) , which places you would recommend to see in this short time. Thank you

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi. Thanks for asking about motorhome rental in Norway. We took ourown motorhome to Norway so I can’t recommend any particular company. I think it costs about 2,000 NOK per day so it’s not cheap. I did a search on Google and found quite a few companies who do motorhome rentals so it might be an idea to contact a few to compare prices. An alternative might be to hire a car and stay in cheap accommodation. Most campsites offer huts or some form of self catering accommodation. Best wishes David

    2. Ian avatar

      Hello Garcia,
      This is probably too late to help you, but maybe David could add a line in the post?? I’m a Brit living in Norway since 2010 and we regularly rent a motorhome for a summer holiday. There are a few commercial places to rent from but by far the majority rent from private owners via our local ‘ebay’ site called https://www.finn.no/

      As mentioned Norway is expensive and Motorhomes are crazy expensive and the only way that many folks can afford to buy one is to rent them out for a few weeks a year. Rental is also pretty steep, we’ve paid from 10,000 to 15,000 kroner for a week depending on the age etc. Quality is very good as they are privately owned. Be aware that cleaning is not included (although some let you pay for it) so you’ll need to allow a couple of hours to clean it at the end of your trip. Materials are provided.

      We prefer to camp in the roadside spots (nearly always with one or two others for ‘peace of mind’) but we do find it difficult to plan ahead as these places are not kind of advertised etc. We’ve never not found a place to stay but it’s fair to say that occasionally we’ve stopped at less than ideal locations lol!

      Food wise, it’s definitely more expensive but if you’re careful, it’s not crazy by any means, There are more and more ‘home brands’ and ‘first price’ lines and the quality is good.

      Safety, never even think about it. I’ve lived all over the world and Norway is by far the safest place I’ve ever been. I often forget to lock up my garage full of construction tools, once or twice even with the garage door open lol! And I never lock my car at home and have found the keys in the ignition more than one morning.

      Of course cities are cities and all have their rough elements, but out in the sticks it’s as safe as houses.

      Ok, as you can imagine, I could go on 😉
      Thanks for the article, it’s a good write up David!
      Cheers and hope you get to see more of this amazing country.

  16. Ismael avatar

    Hi David, nice information. Do you have a map with the travel you did?

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Ismael. Thanks for your comment. I have a Google Map of the places we stayed in Norway and other places in Europe. You can view the map below. Happy travels – https://www.google.com/maps/d/drive?state=%7B%22ids%22%3A%5B%221LJpNNWFhb2EbTdVMM0otUZ3GTyxq6LDY%22%5D%2C%22action%22%3A%22open%22%2C%22userId%22%3A%22117560295096271464859%22%7D&usp=sharing

  17. Ismael avatar

    Thanks for your answer David, I have my route almost finish: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1a8LU9ub9nuVM2x9GrbbpYPlKh614JjXz&ll=60.79730266244792%2C9.60700901040505&z=7

    I am wondering if you had problem with narrow roads, I took a look into same route using google maps view, and some of them has only one lane, did you have problem with this? Are there routes with a limitation in width of the motorhome?

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Ismael. We didn’t come across many single track roads on our motorhome tour of Norway. When we did, there were plenty of passing places, so we never had a problem. I can’t remember seeing a width restriction. The roads are good in Norway and traffic is generally light. The map of your Norway driving routes looks excellent.

  18. Steve Geller avatar
    Steve Geller

    Hi David. This is a very useful guide. Thank you for putting it together. I’m researching a good destination to explore via motorhome (with wife and 2 children) and Norway is a nice option. The only place we’ve ever rented a motorhome was in Iceland and the trip was incredible so we would like to do something similar again. I’m curious of your opinion…where do you think has been the best all around country to explore via motorhome? In terms of natural beauty, ease of getting around, campsite availability, etc. Thanks.

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Steve. Thanks for your question. On balance I would say France is the best country for motorhomes because it’s got everything from rugged coastlines, beaches and mountains in The Alps area. It’s also the most motorhome friendly in terms of places to stay. Having said that, our motorhome tour of Norway takes some beating due to the beautiful west coast mountains and fjords. The only downside of Norway is that food is expensive, but probably very similar priced to Iceland. Happy travels.

  19. David Baldwin avatar
    David Baldwin

    Hi David,
    Thank you for the excellent blog on Norway. I found it very helpful. We are planning a visit in May 2021 for 2 months or more. It may be that there will be a shortage of cruise liners clogging up popular areas if we are lucky! We are thinking of shipping our MoHo (7m) directly from Southampton to Drammen (Oslo) by RoRo and I have been quoted £950 oneway. We would consider driving back. I was wondering what you thought of this as an option.

  20. davidbrice avatar

    Hi David. Your idea of putting your motorhome on a ship to Oslo sounds like a good one. Not one I have considered. It’s the more expensive option but it’s probably the quickest way of getting to Oslo. I would recommend driving at least one way because our trip through The Netherlands, northern Germany and Denmark was excellent. Happy travels.

  21. Tracy Neville avatar
    Tracy Neville

    This was absolutely brilliant and gave us so much information. We purchased a VW California which we took delivery of just before Christmas (2020). I know we are in the middle of a pandemic but we have put our positive hats on and booked the Shuttle for end of June and will be travelling to the Lofoten Islands. So fingers crossed. Thank you so much for the blog and I will be returning to it as part of our research.

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Tracy. Many thanks for your positive comments about my Noway motorhome blog article. I’m really pleased you found it useful. Yes, it’s good to be positive about being able to travel again soon and I bet you can’t wait to start using your new VW California. It certainly will be an exciting trip to the Lofoten Islands, a place we didn’t make it to on our Norway trip, but it’s certainly on our list! Best wishes. David

  22. philip dowse avatar

    Really enjoyed your guide. We plan to go in May and your blog will certainty help us plan our trip. thank you Philip

  23. Colin Cruickshank avatar
    Colin Cruickshank

    Very useful information David, thanks for that. I noticed you included costs for LPG. Do you have an LPG tank or bottles, and how did you get on filling up ?

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Colin. Thanks for your comments. Yes, we have a refillable gaslow system with 2 7kg bottles. We only needed lpg once and I found it using an lpg app. Norway is very motorhome friendly and many Norwegians own them. Happy travels. David

  24. Alex avatar

    Is there a map that incorporates all of the scenic routes together?

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Alex. The Visit Norway website has all the scenic tourist routes with maps and you can find that here

  25. Margaret Read avatar
    Margaret Read

    Such a very informative website, David. We are currently planning a trip to Norway in May and the information on this page is brilliant. We intend to go right up to Nordkapp, weather permitting. Even though you went in 2018 it was great to see your budget page to get an idea of what expense there will be. Thanks so much.

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Margaret. Thanks for your nice comments. Nordkapp is a long drive but an exciting journey. Enjoy your trip. David

  26. Marina avatar

    Hi, we’re going to take a motorhome trip in Norway this summer. I was wondering where one disposes soiled water from the motorhome? And how would you refill your water tank? Are there dedicated hookups in the overnight parking areas?
    I know campsites do provide hookups, but you often mention free overnight parkings.
    I’d appreciate the information. Thanks!

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Marina. Nice to hear from you. As you say, campsites have hookups and waste disposal. Free parking areas for motorhomes and camper vans do not have facilities for fresh water or waste disposal, however many fuel stations have motorhome service points that we used on our Norway trip. Many picnic areas also have toilets that you can use. Hope that helps and I hope you have a great trip to Norway. Best wishes – David

  27. Julie avatar

    Hi we are thinking of driving from Tromso to Oslo in September in a small rented camper van. We would only have 17 days of road travel time. Is that just not enough time?? This is a great guide thank you.

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Julie. Thanks for reading my blog about exploring Norway in a motorhome/camper and thanks for your question. Tromnso to Oslo following the west coast route is about 1700km and that is about 24 hours worth of driving. 17 days is a good length of time to explore the best bits of Norway. If I were you I would spend more time exploring south of the Trondheim area, which in my opinion is the best bit, although you may also want to spend time in the Lofoten islands. There is so much spectacular scenery to see in Norway that you could easily spend a month there but 17 days is a reasonable stay although you will need to plan what you want to see and calculate how long you can spend in each of those places. Good luck and enjoy your Norway trip. David

  28. Alice Hirons avatar
    Alice Hirons

    Hi David,

    Great blog- thanks for sharing. We are planning a trip up to Norway in August and I am thinking about all the logistics. Would you say it’s essential to put a Gaslow system in? Or is it at all possible to exchange gas cylinders in Norway. Thanks in advance for your help. Alice

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Alice. Thanks for reading my blog about our motorhome tour of Norway. We have a gaslow system and we did fill up in Norway. The Gaslow system, however is quite expensive to install, although cheap to fill up. I don’t know what the situation is in Norway about exchanging a gas cylinder. Might be worth asking the question on the Facebook forum Motorhome Adventures. I hope you enjoy your Norway trip. It’s an amazing place for a motorhome adventure! David

  29. Conor D'Arcy avatar
    Conor D’Arcy

    I like your Guide David and I’m also thrilled to see another Hobby. We’ve got a Hobbyvan which we bought in 2013 and have used extensively up to Covid. Now planning a trip to Norway in September with the idea of getting to the Lofotens and a bit further north. We’ll be there for at least two months so I’m going to take your advice and take it easy . Cheers Conor

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hi Conor. Thanks for your comment and it’s great to hear from another Hobby owner! Norway is a fantastic country for a road trip and I’m sure you will love it there. I’m envious that you are going to the Lofoten islands as we didn’t make it that far north. Enjoy your travels. David

  30. Eileen phillips avatar
    Eileen phillips

    Enjoyed reading your blog. I have a couple of questions if you don’t mind. Firstly our motorhome is 8.5 m long tag axle. Would there be many issues exploring the main tourist areas in this do you think, and secondly are dogs welcome in Norway? Thankyou.

    1. davidbrice avatar

      Hello Eileen. Thanks for your comment and I’m glad you like the blog article about touring Norway in a motorhome. You won’t have many issues taking an 8.5 metre motorhome to Norway. The only thing I can think of is that you will pay extra on the ferries in Norway because of the length of your vehicle. There are many ferries on the west coast of Norway that are used to cross fjords instead of a long drive around!

      As far as taking a dog to Norway is concerned, we are not dog owners so I’m not sure of any regulations but I didn’t notice any restrictions. You would be best to check this though. I found this website which might be helpful – https://www.norden.org/en/info-norden/travelling-dogs-or-cats-norway.

      Happy travels! – David

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