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By keef and annie hellinger, Jul 21 2016 12:25PM

It is worth knowing that in most if not all scandinavian campsites it is neccessary to have a Camping Card Europe card.


You can get away with ACSI, UK Caravan Club & UK Camping & Caravan club if you are lucky in one or 2 sites but that won't last for long and give you unneccesary hassle on what should be a relaxing holiday.


Despite ACSI's notes that you MAY need one, you definately WILL need one. Remember ACSI is a Dutch company and their card is not used readable on most scandi campsite computers to automatically get your details off.


No need to buy one upfront you can get one at the 1st scandi site you stay at costing about £14 (2016).


Or if you wish you could get one earlier here.


What you will need for cheaper camping in the scandinavian countries is


DENMARK - CC Europe card, ACSI Discount card, Pay on leaving (i.e they keep your cards as security)

SWEDEN - CC Europe card, ACSI Discount card, Pay up front

FINLAND - CC Europe card, ACSI Discount card, Pay up front

NORWAY - CC Europe card, ACSI Discount card, Pay up front


Note in Germany , France and Holland the ACSI members card and discount card are fine and there is a mixture of paying up front and on departure.


Do hope this hint and tip helps others.


Kind Regards Keef & Annie motorhome-travels.co.uk



Buy at any scandinavian site ESSENTIAL
Buy at any scandinavian site ESSENTIAL


ACSI discount card buy up front online,ESSENTIAL 4 discount,well worth it
ACSI discount card buy up front online,ESSENTIAL 4 discount,well worth it


ACSI registration card used in place of passport Buy online from ACSI
ACSI registration card used in place of passport Buy online from ACSI


UK Caravan club membership buy online
UK Caravan club membership buy online

By keef and annie hellinger, Jul 20 2016 08:57AM

Hint & Tip


Many of the sites in Denmark, Finland, Sweden & Norway use the European style 2 pin plug as indeed does the ferry from Sweden to Finland where they will give you electric hook up whilst crossing to keep your fridge going. What a shame no one else offers this service!


The newer sites use the standard UK bayonet fitting.


Have fun, hope the tip helps



hint and tip - electrics in scandinavia
hint and tip - electrics in scandinavia

By keef and annie hellinger, Jul 11 2016 01:08PM

Motorhome trip No27 : May 8th- July 8th 2016


NOTTS->Scandinavia ->NOTTS 6140 miles


Longest trip so far in our lovely Wendy house of a van, she “dun great” the whole trip…. Up hill, down dale and along the flat!


10 ferries, numerous islands, bridges and tunnels, 61 days, 6 countries, from the fjords to the Russian border, 44 campsites, 6140 miles and a few tanks of diesel – what a fabulous experience, feel like we have experienced & learnt so much plus I think I can prove I’m related to that great Viking – Harald Bluetooth, he of the rune symbols that all later day geeks know ;)


Holland, North Germany, Denmark (all 3 parts – Jutland, Funen & Zealand), Sweden as high up as the lake district, Finland across the southern end and Norway as high up as Trondheim. It was such a wonderful opportunity, such a shame that the UK no longer runs ANY ferries to Scandinavia, we only met 4 other Brits in the whole 2 months and 2 of them were from Oz!. Because of the driving distances it is unlikely we will be able to return in the van as Scandinavia is awe-inspiring for scenery, culture and people.


Anyhow we loved it, and we want to share some of that with you. Feel free to let us know if you have been and what you thought of it, thanks.


See calendars, slideshows and video for more details. There are 34 slideshows on 2 pages. The video is 30 mins long and about 1GB in size and is held on You Tube, see Blog 101 to view


We spent 15 days in Denmark, 14 days in Sweden, 10 days in Norway, 6 days in Finland and 10, 5 and 1 days in Holland, Germany and UK respectively getting there


Page 1 Shows our time up to and including Finland Click here to view

Page 2 Shows the rest of our time, plus a day by day guide as to where we camped, and detailed maps of our trip. Click here to view.


Highlights is tricky as there we so many but if pushed I would list Hallingskarvet National Park in Norway,the fjords of Norway, the Lake District of Sweden, Langeland Island & Kronborg Castle (Helsingor) Denmark and the ferry crossing to Finland (Kappelskar to Nanntali)


Lowlights not many but prices and trying to find the campsite in Delft (low bridge)