Freecamping Map

Complete travel rules for free camping in Europe. Find out where to free camp and where it's better to pick one of our verified spots. This map is aimed to help campers and vanlifers with safe freecamping & boondocking around Europe and beyond. Help us spread the knowledge by sharing the map and keeping it up-to-date.

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GREEN
 – Legal, or almost, to freecamp
ORANGE
 – Parking tolerated, camping not so much
GREY
 – Restricted & could be fined

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Freecamping in Europe

Norway 🇳🇴

In Norway (as well as in Sweden & Finland) the legal parking & overnight is allowed on public roads. Not offroad.

11 safe spots

Sweden 🇸🇪

The legal parking & overnight is allowed on public roads. Not offroad. In Sweden the Allemansrätt is only for walkers and cyclists with a tent. Motorised campers need permission or camping sign.

18 safe spots

Portugal 🇵🇹

Portugal allows campers to spend 2 nights in a car or camper in one location. Algarve region is more strict.

33 safe spots

Croatia 🇭🇷

One of the most strict countries of Europe in the summer season — July & August. We recommend to stay in a campsites of Croatia. In most of Europe, you are allowed to sleep in the vehicle for the restoration of driving ability. In Croatia even a short sleep (no camping behavior) can be punished. When sleeping on private property, the owner can also be punished.

52 safe spots

Spain 🇪🇸

High season — July & August — usually more strict than off season in summer destinations.

132 safe spots

Finland 🇫🇮

In Finland (and also Norway & Sweden) the legal parking & overnight is allowed on public roads. Not offroad.

4 safe spots

Belgium 🇧🇪

One night parking is tolerated.

7 safe spots

Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦

Bosna & Herzegovina only bans parking inside cities. The rest of the country is fine.

1 safe spot

Austria 🇦🇹

Most of the country would be in green color, but there are some regions in Austria with strict regulations.

48 safe spots

Switzerland 🇨🇭

Most of the country would be in green color, but there are some regions in Switzerland with strict regulations. If there is a campsite in Switzerland it is highly likely that freecamping will be fined.

14 safe spots

France 🇫🇷

The most advanced camping country of Europe with many municipal freecamping spots equipped with toilet disposal and freshwater taps.

44 safe spots

Slovenia 🇸🇮

Slovenia, like Croatia, guards its natural beauty closely, so you can't park in the wild unless a road sign specifically allows it. The reward for this is the active construction of municipal camper parks.

21 safe spots

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Camping in England is really tricky, it is do-able but not easy, nor technically legal. Scotland is running a scheme called Stay the Night where self-contained campervans and motorhomes can stay one night in Forestry Commission car parks between certain months of the year. Wildcamping is legal in Scotland but this is aimed at hikers in tents. In Wales, it again is illegal to wild camp, unless you have permission from the landowner, which is often easier said than done.

17 safe spots

Best practices for wild camping

  1. Sleeping for one night — as a tired driver, you should be fine sleeping on the road in all European countries.
  2. Roaming & parking — if you don’t set up any camping gear outside, it is more tolerated than full camping.
  3. Camping, wild camping or freecamping — this usually involves taking your chairs, table, and awning out.
  4. National Park & beaches — it’s usually illegal to spend the night in National Parks all over Europe and on beaches in the southwest of Europe.
  5. High season — July & August — usually more strict than off season in summer destinations.
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