After the most amazing week in Iceland it was time to begrudgingly pack up our things and make a move. Of course we didn’t have anything to complain about as we were off to a new destination for us both – beautiful Norway.
After an uneventful flight (which is exactly what you want in a flight!) we arrived in Oslo and were promptly picked up by Touring Cars.
For the next eight days we’ve been entrusted with an absolute beauty of an RV. Before hitting the road, there was a fair bit to learn though and Touring Cars did an amazing job of ensuring we understood the ins and outs of both driving and camping in Norway. After watching an introductory video, having everything demonstrated to us and trying our hand at the tricky parts, we felt relatively secure in our ability to keep her ticking over the next week.
Fortunately for us, Kris at Touring Cars Norway put together a suggested itinerary and differing to his expertise, we made a move for our first stop.
After a quick snack at a service station we continued on for about an hour and a half until we reached the gorgeous hill-side town of Lillehammer. This quant spot was home to the Winter Olympics in 1994 and more recently the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics and thanks to its sporting heritage, there are plenty of wintery activities on offer, including ski-jumping, tobogganing, bobsledding, skiing and snowboarding.
Though we had plans to camp under the ski-jump, we decided to head back down to the lake and in the morning awoke to this spectacular view.
Does it get any better?
In Norway, you’re allowed to camp pretty much anywhere – there are rest stops just to the side of the road all over the country and you’re welcome to park on public land as long as you’re not preventing access.
As we’re self-contained in our RV, we can just pull into one of these rest stops for the evening, cook our dinner and wake up to the most spectacular views in Norway, all at no extra cost! I think we’re well and truely being converted to #vanlife.
Are you considering a trip to Norway? Stay tuned for information about the cost of visiting this beautiful country. You can check out the fun we had in Lillehammer here too!
Thank you to Touring Cars for loaning us our gorgeous RV for the week so we can experience camping in Norway’s winter. As always, all thoughts are our own.