Blog 104 - Camping in Scandinavia
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).
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