Campanda makes it very simple for anyone to get an RV rental in Norway. In the last decade or so, more and more people are deciding that renting an RV is the preferred way to travel around the interior of this Scandinavian country. The reasons range from how easy it is to get from one place to another via the roads to how much freedom the RV offers a traveler. Another major reason is that these RV rentals in Norway are very cost effective. In most of the Nordic countries, the cost of renting a room can be quite high, meaning that renting an RV for a vacation stay might be the best method of seeing areas around the Norwegian countryside. International flights usually enter the country through either Bergen or Oslo, and both areas have their own Campanda representatives that allow you to get your hands on an RV rental in Norway as soon as you arrive. Norway's 15,000 miles of coastline makes it one of the longest coastlines in the world and it is served by ferries from a plethora of European locations including Newcastle in England and Germany. It is far more cost effective to rent your RV once you land in Norway, however, since ferrying it across can introduce a logistical nightmare to your trip.
The Interior of Norway
There are a lot of wonderful things that visitors can treat themselves to while touring Norway. Many of the tours that take you to the Nordic countries either don't have the time or the resources to get you to all of these places. Thankfully, if you have an RV rental in Norway, you don't need to worry too much about scheduling problems with your itinerary. Most of this Scandinavian country’s attractions are easily accessible via the roadways, making it even more prudent to get an RV rental in Norway to help you to find those places and enjoy their natural beauty.
Vøringfossen is one of the most famous waterfalls in Norway. Situated between both Oslo and Bergen, you can get to it from either city easily. Visitors have been stopping at this waterfall for over 200 years, so guests are welcome. In the past the natural wonder was a lot more powerful, but the new hydroelectric system built upstream has sapped some of its sheer natural force. The plant itself is also something to behold, a wonder of modern engineering.
Around the time of the Norman Conquest, in 1066, the occupiers of Norway finished construction on an edifice that would stand as a monument of their prowess in construction technology. Nidaros Cathedral is almost 1000 years old and has the honor of being Scandinavia's largest medieval building still in existence. Situated in Trondheim, the cathedral towers over its surroundings offering a brief glimpse into the accomplishment of men and women of that long gone era.
No visit to Norway would be complete without a stop at the Viking Ship Museum. In the mists of time the Vikings were a threat that Europeans cowered in fear of. The reason why they were so feared was because of their uncanny ability to show up from the sea, strike quickly with their raids and fade back into the ocean before anyone could do anything about them. What made this possible was their remarkable skill in shipbuilding, something that we have the opportunity to marvel at to this day. It's quite a sight to behold so take your RV rental in Norway to the Viking Ship Museum to get a taste of the past that shaped the country.
One thing you're going to notice as your travel across this rich country is the abundance of tunnels that are built to allow for easy road passage. Within the interior of Norway, hills and mountains made the building of safe roads a treacherous business. To deal with this, the government set about constructing tunnels that allow roads to move at a gentle gradient while passing through the face of these hills. In fact, one of the longest tunnels in Europe, the Laerdal Tunnel (which lies between Oslo and Bergen) is a prime example of brilliant construction technology. When using roads with your RV rental in Norway, ensure that you are aware if you're on a toll road and have your toll fare ready beforehand.
Plotting your Itinerary
If you're headed to Norway, you need to follow some of the laws in place to keep both yourself as well as other people safe. The laws about camping in this country are relatively liberal, allowing you to camp wherever you can legally park your RV. There are areas where camping is prohibited even though parking is allowed, but easily visible signs demarcate those areas so you should keep your eyes open for them in any area where you intend to park your RV. Camping parking spots usually have easy access to all the things you need and are near to shops which make it easier on you as a camper to enjoy your time there.
The speed limit in this country is 80 KPH (50 MPH) and although that might seem a bit on the slow side for some, it really isn't. It allows you to get to where you're going at a safe but progressive speed. There are National Tourist Routes that have been created by the government to help visitors experience more of the country. The Atlantic Road allows you to head along the country's west coast and pass over no less than eight bridges, each a wonder of engineering. Alternatively, the Hardanger route covers 158 kilometers (98 miles) and gives you sweeping vistas to enjoy, letting you see some of country's moorlands, glaciers and even fjords.
Cross Border Visits?
Norway is on relatively good terms with its neighbors as far as visiting across the border goes. It only takes a few hours in good traffic to get from Oslo to Gothenburg, so why not head over there once you're in the area? To truly get the most out of your RV rental in Norway, you'll have to be willing to explore as much as possible and turn your road trip into a true adventure. What better place to adventure than the rough, rugged country that made the Vikings? Check out Campanda 's website today to see what we offer in terms of RV's for rental in Norway.
If you're interested in taking a look at other countries in Scandinavia, then check out the following countries:
Finland - Sweden - Iceland