TRAVEL TIP: THROUGH SCANDINAVIA WITH THE MOTORHOME
Categories: Tips & Tricks
Published: 28.08.2020

Seemingly endless landscapes, idyllic lakes, untouched forests and impressive northern lights. There are plenty of reasons for taking a trip through Scandinavia. However, anyone who decides to visit the northern countries can look forward to an exciting adventure of a special kind. Our partner PiNCAMP therefore worked out a route for exploiting the advantages of the north in an ideal way (also in winter).

News article: Seemingly endless landscapes, idyllic lakes, untouched forests and impressive northern lights. There are plenty of reasons for taking a trip through Scandinavia. However, anyone who decides to visit the northern countries can look forward to an exciting adventure of a special kind. Our partner PiNCAMP therefore worked out a route for exploiting the advantages of the north in an ideal way (also in winter).

The first part of the trip starts in Norway's capital, Oslo. Here you can shop and refuel before the journey north begins.

You then continue along the E6 to Lillehammer. This small town is particularly well-known for its skiing areas, cross-country skiing trails and the Lysgårds ski jump. The Winter Olympics took place here in 1994. There are also many cosy restaurants and cafés to relax in after an exciting day. It's also worth making a detour to the Hunderfossen Vinterpark. In the spring you can even spend the night in a real castle made from ice.

It takes around four hours to reach the next destination of the trip, which is snow-covered Røros. The former mining town, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, impresses visitors with its unique charm and fairytale atmosphere, which is unparalleled in Europe.

About 65 kilometres further on is the village of Stugudalen and the camp site of the same name. The level surroundings of the location provide excellent opportunities for long walks, and extended cross-country skiing or snowmobile tours in winter.

From Stugudalen the route leads through Tromsø, which the locals affectionately call the “Venice of the North”. Among other things, the town is the home of the northernmost university and brewery in the world. Depending on the weather conditions, this is also an ideal place to see the famous/notorious Northern Lights.

You then head back south through Sweden along the E45 and in the direction of Finland, where the last stop of the journey awaits - the urban oasis of Rovaniemi. The official capital of Lapland is known worldwide, since it is the unofficial home of Father Christmas. He even has an office and a post office here. Thousands of letters from children all over the world arrive here every year when the Christmas period arrives.

You can read the entire travel report with all of the insider tips now on the German web site of our partner PiNCAMP, the camping portal of the ADAC.