19 May 2016 by Becky Theriault
Few other forms of travel offer the same freedom as that of a motorhome. Convenience, flexibility, the freedom to go where you like, when you like, the spirit of the open road - all these things are what make a Scandinavian holiday by motorhome such an appealing option.
With pickup points located across Scandinavia, including Stockholm in Sweden, Helsinki and Rovaniemi in Finland, Reykjavik in Iceland and Oslo in Norway and additional drop off points at Kuopio and Ivalo in Finland, as well as a vast number of motorhome-friendly campsites throughout the region, the travel possibilities are endless. For those with a bit more time, it's also possible to drive your motorhome between Sweden, Norway and Finland, allowing you to experience three unique countries and cultures on one self-drive holiday.
There are five different types of top-brand quality motorhome to choose from - small, medium, family, large and luxury - suitable for a range of budgets and requirements so whether you're travelling as a couple or a family, need something basic or want a bit more luxury, there's sure to be the perfect motorhome to suit your requirements.
Small motorhome layout
Interior of small motorhome
If you've no experience of driving a motorhome then don't worry! When you collect your vehicle from the depot you'll be given comprehensive instruction by a fully-trained representative so you'll leave feeling reassured and safe in the knowledge that you'll know all you need to ensure you have a happy, safe and successful trip. There's also a 24-hour phone number for any questions you may have when you're out on the road, allowing you to relax and soak up the incredible landscapes, towns, cities and cultures of Scandinavia.
Norway is a perfect destination for a motorhome holiday with a number of routes to choose from, including the zigzagging mountain road of Trollstigen and the spectacular Atlantic Road among them. After collecting your motorhome in the capital Oslo, head to Fjord Norway, home to some of the countries most impressive landscapes, or why not explore the country's beautiful northern region where you'll find stunning islands, vast arctic wilderness and amazing wildlife including whale watching in Andenes. Northern Norway is best accessed from Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland.
Pick up location: Oslo and Rygge
Drop off location: Oslo, Rygge; Bergen,Trondheim, Ivalo and Kuopio for extra fee
Finland boasts some awe-inspiring scenery. Known as the "land of a thousand lakes", the country's vast green forests are dotted with enticing expanses of water that are perfect to explore by motorhome. In the north, Finnish Lapland offers Sami culture and sublime Arctic landscapes that can be accessed by road from the northern city of Rovaniemi. Popular driving routes include Via Karelia, The Green Gold Culture Road, The Blue Highway, The Tar Trail, The Northern Lights route.
Pick up locations: Helsinki and Rovaniemi
Drop off locations: Helsinki and Rovaniemi; Kuopio, Ivalo, Trondheim and Bergen for extra fee
Driving in Sweden is a delight, making it ideal for motorhomes. From the vibrant capital Stockholm, where you'll collect your vehicle, head south to Skane, a region known for its beautiful rolling hills and first-class cuisine. Alternatively, Sweden's west coast is equally appealing with the coastline between Gothenburg and the Norwegian border offering up unforgettable ocean vistas, pretty fishing villages with colourful boat houses and unforgettable seafood. As you can take your motorhome on the ferry, a visit to the island of Gotland, a favourite summer destination for Swedes, makes for a great side trip.
Pick up location: Stockholm
Drop off location: Stockholm; Bergen,Trondheim, Ivalo and Kuopio
Known as the country of fire and ice, Iceland boasts an eye-watering number of geological marvels, from lava fields and black sand beaches to active volcanoes, hot springs and geysers. Highlights within easy reach of the capital Reykjavik include the famous Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, the beautiful South Coast and the impressive Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, all of which can be seen on a relaxing one-to-two-week break. Trips to northern Iceland, Lake Myvatn, the Western Fjords and Snaefellsnes peninsula are also possible by motorhome.
Pick up location: Reykjavik
Drop off location: Reykjavik