Norway is a Nordic country that’s part of the Scandinavia region of Europe. It’s famous for its mountainous landscape and its stunning fjords as well as its wildly welcoming people.
The landscape of Norway is wonderfully diverse. From the snow-covered mountains to the west coast fjords, a campervan trip around Norway takes you on a varied trip through different seasons and geography. The country has the highest concentration of fjords in the world, with the most famous being Geirangerfjord – widely considered to be the most beautiful of its kind in the world.
On the other end of the spectrum are Norway’s cities. Oslo and Bergen, in particular, are worth the trip, hosting some of the best food, culture, and sights in the world.
Whether you’re a studied outdoors aficionado or a museum buff, you’ll find something for you in Norway.
Here is one potential road trip you could take across this beautiful country. You’ll see magnificent outdoor marvels and wonder at the history of the area. From Oslo to the Atlantic Ocean Road to Geirangerfjord to Bergen, this trip will keep your whole family entertained.
Let’s get started!
The capital of Norway, Oslo sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s renowned for its green spaces, being awarded the world’s greenest city more than once. It’s also host to a wealth of museums including the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum – the latter of which displays Viking ships from the 9th century.
Oslo is a notoriously beautiful city that mixes the old and the new. It has some stunning old-world areas that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time nestled right next to modern skyscrapers.
If you’re wanting to visit Norway, starting in Oslo is a great option. It’ll help you get a feel for the country and its people before you set off to see the sights.
from Oslo Pick-up center
Located on the west side of Oslo, the Bygdøy Peninsula is host to some of the best museums in the area including the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum, the Norwegian Folk Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.
Norwegian National Gallery
If you’re a fan of Edvard Munch’s The Scream you simply must visit this gallery to see it in person. Entrance to the gallery is free.
Frogner Park is host to over 200 sculptures by 20th-century artist Gustav Vigeland and is a marvel to behold. Entrance is free throughout the year.
Oslo City parking garage
A parking garage in the middle of Oslo’s city centre, this location can’t be beaten.
Oslo S P-hus
This multi-story car park is clean and reasonably priced.
Tollbugata parkeringsplass Vy busparkering
A clean, well-spaced parking lot in a great location. Parking here is free.
A cozy, split-level Chinese restaurant, specializing in Sichuan and Cantonese dishes.
A traditional Italian menu served in an ample dining room hung with amazing chandeliers.
A trendy, fine dining restaurant for seasonal, Norwegian fare with wine pairings.
Norway’s largest campsite, this campervan park is located just 15 minutes from Oslo’s city centre. Prices depend on your date of travel.
Located by the Oslo fjord, this campervan park is excellently located with plenty of amenities. Prices depend on your date of travel.
A large campground with hiking trails and playgrounds. Prices depend on your date of travel.
This iconic zig-zag road goes by a few names: Atlanterhavsveien, Atlanterhavsvegen, or the Atlantic Ocean Road. It traverses Møre og Romsdal county, linking up an archipelago of skerries and small islands with the help of a handful of bridges.
Driving the Atlantic Ocean Road puts you practically right on the ocean – particularly if it’s storming at the time! If you’d rather walk and take in the scenery there are adjacent fishways built for that purpose – stroll their length or take in a spot of fishing while you’re at it.
An 8.3-km stretch, the Atlantic Ocean road is the perfect spot to pull up your campervan and take in some of the most breathtaking views in Norway.
Atlantic Ocean Rd
Viewing platform at Askevågen
Just over 10 kilometres north of Bud, this platform gives you a 360-degree view of the ocean, the shore, and the archipelago. Entrance is free.
The longest and most impressive bridge on the Atlantic Ocean Road. This is a gravity-defying marvel that twists its way from Averøy island to Eide. Entrance is free.
Rest area at Eldhusøya
Located on an island off the southwest of Averøya, this rest area has some of the best views of the area. Entrance is free.
A huge parking lot with both toilet facilities and a cafe.
A well-positioned resting point with some great views of the area to boot.
Great parking position right beside the road.
A beautiful, rustic, cosy restaurant with some of the best klippfisk in the area.
Eldhuset - Atlanterhavsveien Kafe
A simple cafe with friendly service and tasty treats.
Nana's Thaifood & Takeaway
Great food at a reasonable price. If you’re wanting a taste of Thailand in Norway, this is the place to be.
The Atlantic Road Cabins
Set along the Norwegian Sea’s coastline, this campsite is 29 km from the Troll Church cave and 4 km from the Storseisundet Bridge. Prices start from NOK. 290 per night.
Skogly Camping Hustadvika
A quiet, out-of-the-way campervan park with plenty of amenities. Pricing starts from NOK 250 per night.
A family-run campsite with excellent views and all the amenities you need for a short or long stay. Pricing depends on your date of travel.
Geirangerfjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Located completely in the Stranda Municipality, it’s a 15-km branch off the Sunnylvsfjorden.
Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s easy to see why. Some call it the most astonishing fjord on the planet. Renowned for its towering mountain peaks, abundant waterfalls, and deep blue waters, Geirangerfjord isn’t to be missed if you’re in Norway.
Whether you like a good hike or a leisurely sightseeing expedition, this fjord has everything you could want and more. Certified as a sustainable destination, the park works to reduce the negative impacts of tourism on the environment.
from Atlantic Ocean Road
Sitting at 1500 meters above sea level, this skywalk has some of the most stunning views of the area.
Norwegian Fjord Centre
Take a scenic drive up to one of the most stunning lookouts and learn about the formation of these amazing landscapes.
Just a short ferry ride away, Hellesylt is the country’s oldest surviving Viking port and makes for a picturesque way to spend an afternoon.
Parking Geiranger Port
A well laid out car park with plenty of spots for your campervan.
A clean, clear car park that boasts some spectacular views of the area.
Grande Fjord Hotel
Featuring views of Geirangerfjord and the surrounding mountains, this cosy hotel is great for relaxing after a day’s hike.
This restaurant sports some amazing views of the area and excellent food.
Hotel Union Geiranger AS
Across from Geiranger Waterfall, this upscale hotel features one of the best restaurants in the area.
This campground lies at the centre of the tourist village of Geiranger, making it exceedingly well-positioned. Price depends on your date of travel.
An RV campground with plenty of amenities that is well situated. Price depends on your date of travel
A centrally-located campsite with all the amenities you might need. Price depends on your date of travel.
Located on Norway’s southwestern coast, Bergen is hemmed in by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the area’s deepest and longest. Once a centre of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire, the city’s old wharf is now home to colourful wooden houses with a lot of charm and history.
Bergen is renowned for its university, which in turn is renowned for its world-class museum collections. If you’re a history buff then you can’t miss the Natural History Collection, the Seafaring Museum, and the Cultural History Collection.
The city rates highly for its environmentalism, healthcare, and quality of living. Whether you’re a foodie, an outdoors aficionado, or a museum buff, there’s something for everyone in Bergen.
This row of wooden houses painted in yellow, red, and ochre on the eastern quayside in the Vågen bay is one of Bergen’s most popular attractions.
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
One of Bergen’s oldest buildings, the museum has occupied the space since 1872, documenting the 400-year history of the German merchants’ guild’s association with Bergen. Tickets start at NOK 85.00.
St Mary’s Church
An unusual example of Romanesque architecture in Norway, St Mary’s Church is Bergen’s oldest building.
The biggest indoor 24-hour open garage in Bergen, this car park is excellently located.
With 940 parking spots, this car park is well situated, clean, and safe.
NordnesGarasjen is situated at the tip of the Nordnes peninsula in Bergen, making it exceptionally well located.
Authentic western food in an informal environment, everything here is prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
If you’re after some killer Ethiopian/Eritrean food, then you can’t go past this modest restaurant.
Authentic Norwegian food in a clean, minimalist setting.
Lone Camping AS
Bergen’s largest campsite, this campervan park is located next to Lake Haukeland making for an idyllic surrounding. Pricing depends on your date of travel.
Grimen Motel & Camping AS
Just 8 km from the city centre, this campervan park has all the amenities you might need. Prices start from NOK 320 per night.
Skogtun Motel and Camping
Quality campervan camping with some of the most awesome views of the area. Prices start from NOK 150 per night.