One of the biggest challenges when it comes to vacationing is the budget, or lack of it many times. In this harsh economic climate, fewer families are going away on vacation because of the high price tag that comes with a vacation for the entire family.
That need not be your family though.
When you do decide to go on vacation, may I suggest the Norwegian city of Oslo – home of the Vikings? What better place to enjoy a vacation than in a place with a Viking ship museum, ski museum, and awesome scenery.
Don’t worry, it won’t break the bank. Here are some tips to make sure it doesn’t.
Just because the economy is sinking, it doesn’t mean your vacation plans should too. One of the best ways to afford a vacation for the entire family is by going the RV rentals route (no pun intended). The beauty of an RV rental is that it’s a way of killing 2 birds with one stone – accommodation and transport. Here are a few ways to make your RV rental in Oslo more budget friendly.
Campers, or motorhomes, come in many different sizes. Don’t be fooled by the outward appearances though. Just because a rental motorhome looks small on the outside does not mean it is too small your family. Do a thorough check of the number of beds and all the available storage space in a camper and pick one that suits your family and your pockets.
When it comes to an RV rental vacation, fuel is one of the biggest expenses you may have to account for. As such, it is best to make more savings in this area. Here are a few fuel-saving tips.
Eating out is costly, and for a family, the bill can quickly eat into your budget. The best option when vacationing on a rental motorhome is to cook your own food – in the motorhome kitchen or, better yet, over a campfire.
Off-season times are usually cheaper when it comes to camping fees and related vacation expenses like tickets into an amusement park. This will definitely go a long way in your cost-saving endeavor.
Boondocking means camping in public areas that don’t require you to pay campground fees, hookup fees, etc. It’s a more rustic way of vacationing on your RV rental but it’s also a lot of fun.
Some clubs offer members discounts at some campsites. This is a great way to save an extra penny.
Now that we have saved a few pennies, let’s look at some of the hotspots and sites in Oslo to spend them on.
Oslo has so much beauty to explore and exciting history to dive into you won’t have a dull day. Here are some highlights to expect on your exhilarating journey to the land of Vikings.
If you find Vikings and their history fascinating, the Viking Museum will certainly keep you entertained with artifacts from Viking tombs and a genuine Viking ship.
The worlds oldest ski museum is housed under the famous ski jump that bears the same name and is custodian to more than 4,000 years of skiing history and Norwegian polar exploration. The observation deck on top of the jump tower offers stunning views of Oslo.
Perhaps you’ve read of the adventurous 1947 Konti Ki expedition, or even watched the movie. This is where everything from that expedition is preserved. This is a fascinating museum full of surprises.
The most visited ski resort in Norway, the Tryvann Ski Resort is an amazing winter park that has everything for everyone to enjoy. Easily accessible from all the campgrounds in Oslo via public transport, you won’t have to stray too far from your camper rental.
This is a popular recreational place both for locals and tourists. Plenty of activities here including hiking, picnicking, swimming, and a whole lot more. This should definitely go down on your route planner as you plan your Oslo RV rental trip.
Now that sight-seeing is sorted, here are a few places to call your base as you give the city of Oslo the attention it deserves. All these campsites are located close to (some within) the city and good transport networks.
Set on a plateau overlooking the city of Oslo, this is one campground that is certainly above the rest. Activities here include hiking, horse riding, and mini golf.
This is the only established camper parking area near Oslo's city center. It is located on the water's edge and is within walking distance from the multiple museums in the city and the beaches on the Bygdøy peninsula.
Bogstad Camping is the largest camping ground in Norway and is open throughout the year. Yes even in winter for those brave enough to brave the snow. But the winter views are so spectacular a winter trip may well be a good idea.
Your adventure in Oslo awaits, and so do the spirits of the Vikings. For RV rentals of all sorts and to fit every budget, visit campanda.com and book your RV rental in Oslo now.