TRAVEL TIP: THE SOUTH OF NORWAY: FROM OSLO TO STAVANGER
Categories: Tips & Tricks
Published: 29.04.2019

Many roads lead from Oslo to Stavanger. In accordance with the motto “Getting there is half the fun”, PiNCAMP decided not to take the cross-country route with the motorhome but take the route along the southern coast of Norway. This decision is not just rewarded with the continuous option of letting your gaze wander over the endless expanse of the North Sea, but also a complete cross-section of all of the reasons which make a Norway a must-visit destination for campers who enjoy travelling and making experiences. Because the route, which led PiNCAMP along the E18 and beyond into the south-west of Norway, is tremendous. Culture enthusiasts can look forward to big cities with known and popular highlights and small towns with impressive histories, whereas nature-loving campers have to juggle between bays, fjords, skerries and beaches so that they don’t simply stay in one place.

The main argument against settling in one place is the fact that there are simply too many highlights on the approximately 800 km. It is therefore hardly surprising that PiNCAMP needed two weeks for the tour. The impressive architecture of Oslo, smart restaurants and countless museums acted as an initial start to the active camping holiday. They then continued to Åsgårdstrand, a small village that was the home of artist Edvard Munch. After further stops in Kragerø and Grimstad, the route led to a bigger town again in the form of Kristiansand. No need to frown for nature-loving campers - Kristiansand is also known as the flower town. Particularly in summer, Norway’s sunniest town invites you to pay a visit. At Cape Lindesnes, the most southerly point of the country, all urban feeling is quickly cast off again, whilst calm, villages and picturesque landscapes take over the route again. The final destination is Stavanger; the oil stronghold awaits with an inner city that is both impressive and picturesque. The part that was played by the wealth because of the black gold is descriptively explained in the Norway Oil Museum, before you have to head home with a heavy heart and full of new impressions.