When I think about Norway the first thing that comes to my mind is its beautiful scenery; the mountains, fjords, green hill sides… save to say I had this country on my list for quite some time so I was really excited to explore this land via campervan. In collaboration with Roadsurfer I took off on a two week adventure together with my dog Odi in our awesome VW t6.1 California van. This is our adventure:
We started our journey from my home in Germany. Roadsurfer has many locations all over Europe and I found one in Bremen which is close to where I live. You can find all the locations here. They also have an app that you can download to see all the Roadsurfer spots.
From Germany we drove through Denmark, Sweden and eventually got to Norway. Quite the journey but definitely worth it.
Our journey in Norway took us from the mountains, where there was still lots of snow, to the beautiful fjords in the west. The landscape is so diverse and I loved every single spot we saw along the way. Smelling the salty ocean air while being far inland and being surround by mountains is something else for sure. Best of both worlds!
More about the campervan
The van we had was the “surfer suite” and it had everything we needed for our trip. It has a kitchen with sink, refrigerator and gas stove. A rooftent that sleeps 2 persons (or push the mattress up and you can stand in the van) and a bench that fits 2 persons but that you can also make into a bed very easily(took me 2 minutes to completely make the bed).
It has a board computer that you use for opening the rooftent, turn on/off the refrigerator and heater, dim the interior lights etc. I also felt that there was enough storage space for all my clothes, cooking equipment, food etc. But it definitely made me realize I can pack much lighter and don’t need as many things 😉
This was all in the van: a fresh water tank, grey water tank, gas tank, cooking equipment like pans, plates, bowls, mugs, cutlery etc. , electric plugs when at campsites, window covers, water jug to fill up the water tank and the list goes on. You can additionally add a chemical toilet and also bedding.
Our first night in the van wild camping went better than expected. I never camped in a van before but it all went very easily. I found the perfect spot after a long hike in the mountains and set up camp. With just a press of a button you can open up the roof tent which immediately changes the whole van. You’re able to cook standing straight which is such a game changer! You can also sleep up there but I decided to make a bed “downstairs” since that was easier for Odi.
I also really loved the size of the van. It’s smaller than most campers and therefore so much easier to navigate the narrow steep streets of Norway. I saw a lot of bigger campers struggle and was really pleased I didn’t have any issues getting to places. And eventhough it’s small I didn’t feel that I was lacking space whenever we were parked and stayed in the van. It took me a day to get used to our new smaller home but then I came to love it. So much so that it made me change my search for my own campervan into a smaller one.
We had such a good time in Norway and I’m really sad our trip is over. I already can’t wait to go back and I would definitely do it all again in a van since Norway is so perfect for that. Thanks to Roadsurfer for making this amazing trip possible!!
If you have any questions about the campervan we traveled in or about how it works to rent one, please don’t hesitate to send me a DM on instagram…