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Travel rules for free camping in Europe
GREEN – Legal, or almost, to free camp
ORANGE – Parking tolerated, camping not so much
GREY – Restricted & could be fined
- In Norway, Sweden & Finland the legal parking & overnight is allowed on public roads. Not offroad.
- Portugal allows campers to spend 2 nights in a car or camper in one location – outside of national parks and restricted areas (mostly coastal).
Notes and best practices when free camping
- To sleep over one night — as a tired driver, should be fine in all European countries.
- Roaming & parking — without any equipment outside is more tolerated than full camping.
- Camping, wild camping or freecamping — usually stands for taking your chairs, table and awning out.
- National park & beaches — It is usually illegal and fined to overnight in national parks of Europe and beaches in southwest.
- High season — July & August — is usually more strict than off season in summertime destinations.
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