5 Incredible Campervan Destinations
Definitely one of the cheapest, best and most rewarding ways to explore some of the most scenic destinations of the world, camper vanning is hands down the ultimate way to travel – at your own pace. Travelling in a campervan gives you the freedom to go wherever you want, wherever you want, without having to bother about finding a place to stay. So, if you’re up for some adventure and all set to roll out your campervan, following are 5 fantastic campervan destinations to consider outside America.
A region packed with outstanding beaches, peaks, fjords, and glaciers, New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the best destinations on the planet to explore from your campervan. The most amazing thing about New Zealand is its landscape, which keeps changing constantly. You could be driving through a modern city or a town before the landscape turns into a wild coastline, and then around the corner you might find yourself driving along a beach before hitting a lush forest or a glacier field. Such is the beauty of New Zealand – the variety of terrains and landscapes it encompasses into its small proportions. You can pretty much park and spend the night wherever you fancy, as long as you’re at least 15 kilometers away from the nearest town and off the public highway.
While you’re scouting for campervan destinations outside the USA, you might want to consider heading towards Canada. Yes, Canada, with its vast and varying wilderness makes an ideal destination for an extended campervan trip. A land of shimmering lakes and majestic snow-clad peaks, campervan enthusiasts often head towards the Great Lakes or the stunning Rockies while in Canada. Nevertheless, there are numerous other remarkable stretches consisting of wheat fields, lush green forests, and likely encounters with an elk, a caribou, or even a grizzly or two! Some spectacular drives include the Alaskan Highway, which is ideal if you want to experience the barren wilderness, and the Sea to Sky Highway that runs along the coastal mountainous region of British Columbia, giving you spectacular views. Even the Yellowhead Highway is great option, where you can probably visit the Wells Gray Provincial Park, and the Athabasca Glacier.
Get alive the Che Guevara inside you and set out on an ultimate campervan trip exploring the magic of South America. Right from stunning coastal roads to magnificent mountains, to vast plateaus and turquoise waters, to barren wilderness and exotic wildlife, this continent is a sheer paradise for campervan enthusiasts. You might need to work out a rough guide though of what all you wish to see and then plan your trip accordingly. Argentina is a good place to start with, owing to its efficient highways, the amazing national parks, and a number of commercial campsites with electricity. Popular drives include the drive to The Lake District, which spans both Argentina and Chile, the drive to Tierra del Fuego, and a drive to the Pampas – grasslands towards the south of Buenos Aires, known for its exotic birds and impressive long drives.
Bordering Cumbria to the west, Country Durham to the south, the Scottish borders to the north, and Tyne and Wear to the southeast, Northumberland is one of the largest counties of England. With its North Sea coastline being one amongst the 33 “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty” (AONB) in the UK, it comes as no wonder that Northumberland boasts of a stunning natural environment and fascinating landscapes. Some must-explore areas include the dazzling North Sea Coast, which is dotted with hidden coves, castles, rugged outcrops, deep blue bays, and pristine beaches, the Holy Island, which is home to a picturesque village and gives you glimpses of some rare and striking wildlife. You could even visit the Northumberland National Park, which is home to pristine landscapes, cool waters, pleasant air, and true wilderness.
Undeniably one of the most scenic and prettiest places on the planet, Norway is yet another epic campervan destination that deserves to feature on this list. Norway is a beautiful country home to magnificent fjords, tranquil lakes, rivers, forest, and lots of other astounding natural wonders. This Scandinavian country boasts of a rugged coastline of over 20,000 kilometers, and what better way to explore the country’s unblemished beauty than a campervan? Experience the pulsating urban life of Oslo and the architectural charm of Aleslund. Explore the rugged beauty and breathtaking landscapes of Lofoten Islands. Oh and of course, your trip wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Norway’s incredible lakes and the surreal fjords and glaciers such as Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At night while you’re camping in the wilderness, peak out from your tent/van and see if you can catch a glimpse of the amazing Aurora Borealis.
Author Bio: The author of this post, Yorrick, is a freelancer currently plying his trade at Miami Exotic Car Rentals, an exotic car rental service in Miami. He is a trekking enthusiast and often tries to seek solace in the wilderness away from the hustle and bustle in his free time.