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The 10 best wild camping spots in Northern Norway

Northern Norway's untamed wilderness is one of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the world. With its stunning fjords, towering mountains, and pristine waters, it's a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

One of the best ways to experience this wilderness is by camping, which allows you to get up close and personal with the natural beauty of the region. In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 family-friendly campsites in Northern Norway, so you can plan the ultimate adventure for you and your loved ones.

Northern Norway offers some of the best camping opportunities. You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, far from the stresses of everyday life. And with the region’s long summer days, you’ll have plenty of time to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Thanks to the summer routes of The Arctic Route, many camping sites are easily accessible without rental car, but through shared bus. If you are traveling between Tromsø and Lofoten check this summer route here and see which stops the bus stops at. On the other hand, if you aim to travel between Narvik and Lofoten, check the route stops here.

Campsite #1: Skaland Camping

3 kayaks surrounded by green mountains

Skaland Camping is located on the island of Senja, which is known for its stunning landscapes, including mountains, fjords, beaches, rugged mountains, and a stunning coastline. Situated right on the waterfront, it gives its visitors stunning views of the ocean.

Here you can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

The campsite offers a range of facilities, including restrooms, showers, and electricity. Visitors can also rent bikes and explore the surrounding area.

The Arctic Route summer route Tromsø – Lofoten – Tromsø brings you here daily between 15th of June and 14th of August. Hop off at Skaland. The camping is 4 minutes away by foot from this stop.

Campsite #2: Senja Camping

Drone picture of Hamn i Senja, Arctic Route summer

Senja Camping is a family-friendly campsite located on the island of Senja, in the Arctic Circle. It’s situated on the shores of a beautiful fjord and offers excellent fishing, hiking, and wildlife-watching opportunities.

The campsite has a range of accommodation options, including cabins, caravans, and tents, as well as a sauna, a restaurant, and a playground.

The Arctic Route summer route Tromsø – Lofoten – Tromsø brings you here daily between 15th of June and 14th of August. Hop-off at Hamn I Senja. (please mind that this camping is located 40 km away from this stop).

Campsite #3: Sandvika Camping

Sandvika Camping is a family-friendly campsite located on the island of Senja, in the Arctic Circle. It’s situated on the shores of a stunning fjord and offers excellent fishing, hiking, and wildlife-watching opportunities.

The campsite has a range of accommodation options, including cabins, caravans, and tents, as well as a restaurant, a shop, and a playground.

The closest bus stop on our The Arctic Route summer route Tromsø – Lofoten – Tromsø is Kabelvåg (around 6 min by car from this stop).

Campsite #4: Andenes Camping

Andenes Camping is in the village of Andenes, which is known for its whale-watching tours. The campsite is situated right on the waterfront, giving visitors stunning views of the ocean. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

The campsite offers a range of facilities, including restrooms, showers, and electricity. Visitors can also rent bikes and explore the surrounding area. The village of Andenes is also home to a variety of wildlife, including puffins and sea eagles.

The Arctic Route summer route Tromsø – Lofoten – Tromsø brings you here daily between 15th of June and 14th of August. Hop-off at Andenes Center.

Campsite #5: Bleik Mittnatsol camping

two people from the back on the beach looking towards a misty mountain

Bleik Mittnatsol Camping is located in the beautiful village of Bleik. The camping spot is situated right on the beach, giving visitors stunning views of the ocean.

The campsite offers a range of facilities, including restrooms, showers, and electricity. Visitors can also rent bikes and explore the surrounding area.

The village of Bleik is known for its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Visitors can take a stroll along the beach, go for a swim, or try their hand at fishing. The village is also home to a variety of wildlife, including puffins, sea eagles, and whales.

The Arctic Route summer route Tromsø – Lofoten – Tromsø brings you here daily between 15th of June and 14th of August. Hop-off at Bleik beach and walk 5 minutes to this camping site.

Campsite #6: Stave Camping

Stave Camping is located on the island of Vestvågøy, in the Lofoten archipelago. The campsite is situated in a beautiful forest, giving visitors a sense of seclusion and privacy. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

The campsite offers a range of facilities, including restrooms, showers, and electricity. Visitors can also rent bikes and explore the island. The island of Vestvågøy is known for its stunning landscapes, including mountains, fjords, and beaches.

The closest bus stop on our The Arctic Route summer route Tromsø – Lofoten – Tromsø is Bleik beach (around 12 minutes by car from this stop).

person from the back on the beach looking towards a misty mountain

Campsite #7: Lofoten Beach Camp camping

two people and two tents on a beach with mountain in the background

Lofoten Beach Camp camping is located on the island of Flakstadøya, in the Lofoten archipelago. The campsite is situated right on the beach, giving visitors stunning views of the ocean. It is also a famous surfer’s paradise. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

The campsite offers a range of facilities, including restrooms, showers, and electricity. Visitors can also rent bikes and explore the surrounding area. The island of Flakstadøya is known for its stunning landscapes, including mountains, fjords, and beaches.

The Arctic Route summer route Narvik – Lofoten – Narvik brings you here daily between 15th of June and 14th of August. Hop-off at Flakstad (the bus stop in front of this camping site). You can take your surfboards with you on the bus upon request.

Campsite #8: Kjerkfjorden Camping

Lofoten village in summer with moutain the background

Kjerkfjorden Camping is a family-friendly campsite located in the scenic Lofoten Islands. It’s situated on the shores of a beautiful fjord and offers excellent fishing, hiking, and cycling opportunities.

The campsite has a range of accommodation options, including cabins, caravans, and tents, as well as a shop, a restaurant, and a playground.

The Arctic Route summer route Narvik – Lofoten – Narvik brings you here daily between 15th of June and 14th of August. Hop-off at Reine.

Campsite #9: Reine Rorbuer

mountains and fjords in lofoten the arctic route

Reine Rorbuer is a family-friendly campsite located in the picturesque fishing village of Reine, in the Lofoten Islands. It’s situated on the shores of a beautiful fjord and offers excellent fishing, hiking, and cycling opportunities.

The campsite has a range of accommodation options, including traditional fishing cabins, as well as a restaurant, a shop, and a playground.

The Arctic Route summer route Narvik – Lofoten – Narvik brings you here daily between 15th of June and 14th of August. Hop-off at Reine and walk 1 minute to this camping site.

Campsite #10: Moskenes Camping

red bus on the road

Moskenes Camping is in the village of Moskenes, known for its stunning landscapes, including mountains, fjords, and beaches, in the Lofoten archipelago. The campsite is situated right on the waterfront, giving visitors stunning views of the ocean. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

It also offers a range of facilities, including restrooms, showers, and electricity. Visitors can also rent bikes and explore the surrounding area.

The Arctic Route summer route Narvik – Lofoten – Narvik brings you here daily between 15th of June and 14th of August. Hop-off at Moskenes Ferry stop (2 minutes away walking to the camping site).

Northern Norway’s untamed wilderness offers some of the best camping opportunities in the world. Whether you’re an experienced camper or a novice, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful region.

You’ll be able to plan the ultimate adventure for you and your loved ones and create life-changing experiences.

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