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Old 10-08-2013, 06:01 AM   #1
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Wild camping in Europe – a complete list

Wild camping in Europe

The question has already been asked before but I can’t find a complete list with all European countries.

I will complete and correct the list if you can give me more information.
This concerns only wild camping, not in paying campsites.

By “strictly illegal”, I mean that the interdiction is actively enforced with heavy fines.

I collected this information from various sources on the internet. Part of it can be false or outdated.
I took as granted that camping is always legal on private land with the authorisation of the owner.

If you think that more countries need to be added to the list (like Turkey, Armenia, Faroe Islands, etc.), just ask.
I suppose that in some countries like Germany or Russia, the law is different in different Provinces, Länder, Regions or Krai. Please explain.

Albania: legal
Andorra: bivouac legal over 200 metres
Austria: illegal
Belarus: legal
Belgium: strictly illegal
Bosnia & Herzegovina: legal
Bulgaria: legal
Croatia: illegal, fines from 150 to 1000 €
Czech republic
Denmark: illegal except in designated spots
England: strictly illegal except in Dartmoor
Estonia: legal
Finland: legal
France: legal except in protected area, national and regional parks, etc.
Germany: illegal
Greece: illegal but …
Hungary: illegal
Iceland: legal
Ireland: illegal but generally tolerated
Italy: illegal but tolerated north of Rome and ok in the south
Latvia: legal like in Scandinavia
Lithuania: legel except in natural parks
Luxembourg: strictly illegal
Macedonia (FYROM)
Montenegro: legal
Netherlands: strictly illegal
Northern Ireland: strictly illegal
Norway: legal
Poland: legal except in protected area
Portugal: illegal
Romania: legal
Russia: legal
San Marino
Scotland: legal if you're 100 m from the road
Serbia: legal
Slovenia: illegal
Spain: legal except in protected or urban areas
Sweden: legal
Switzerland: illegal but generally tolerated, light camping legal in the mountains
Ukraine: legal
Wales: strictly illegal

Thank you for your help.

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