Parking motor home overnight

Parking for motorhome overnight

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Park your motorhomes overnight

Sweden is a country with a lot of nature and space to park your motorhome. There are, however, some aspects to take into consideration when parking.

If you decide to go to a popular campsite / camping / campground in a popular tourist destination in high season it might be wise to pre-book the camping.

“Allemansrätten”- The right to public access

To learn more about how you can legally and responsibly park in nature, please read information on the “Right to public access regulation“.

Parking motor home overnight

In towns, cities and popular destinations

Most towns,  cities and popular destinations are quite strict about where to park in general and especially on motorhomes and other vehicles that are larger. The vehicle should fit into the parking space assigned to each vehicle – both tyres should be inside the lines.

Also the local people living in the popular destination are keen to see motorhomes go to designated areas.  The land owners can be quite sensitive and usually would try to hinder motorhomes to park on their land.

In some parking spaces it says that you cannot stay overnight as they want to avoid campers. The best is to follow the rules of each parking space or each location.

During the last year the motorhome visitors have grown considerable and the locals and the authorities are trying to find solutions.

Ställplatser – overnight parking

You can find many so called ställplatser. Local motorhome owners and visitors to Sweden are often posting recommendations in different forums.

There are also some sites that collect tips from all over Sweden and

There are several Apps for “ställplats” ( overnight motorhome parking ) for Europe and for Sweden that you can download

Map of “parking spaces” for 24 hours (not all of them), run by the Swedish Board of Traffic.

Check out golf clubs, harbors,  farms and countryside resorts for scenic parking.

For a Map over ställplatser / Stellplatz in Sweden click here

For a Map over places where you can empty your latrin and grey water click here 

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Camping close to Stockholm and Gothenburg

there are several city close campings to choose from often close to water or the coast. Gothenburg is a city with several neighbourhoods, some of them with local campsites, spread along the Göta River and the Coast.  The campings in the Stockholm Metropolitan area are usually on the outskirts of the city with great public transport into the city. From Vaxholm you can take a local ferry, through the beautiful Stockholm archipleago into the city.

Camping on the Swedish west coast, the region of Halland and the region of Bohuslän

Many motorhome travellers  would start their holiday in Gothenburg as they want to go south to Halland and Skåne ( two iconic Swedish regions) or north,  towards Norway or Vänern. There are several cosy campsites on the Swedish West Coast.