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 Part of it can be false or outdated.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.
Andorra: bivouac legal over 200 metres
Belgium: strictly illegal
Bosnia & Herzegovina: legal
Croatia: illegal, fines from 150 to 1000 €
Denmark: illegal except in designated spots
England: strictly illegal except in Dartmoor
France: legal except in protected area, national and regional parks, etc.
Greece: illegal but …
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
Netherlands: strictly illegal
Northern Ireland: strictly illegal
Poland: legal except in protected area
Scotland: legal if you're 100 m from the road
Spain: legal except in protected or urban areas
Switzerland: illegal but generally tolerated, light camping legal in the mountains
Wales: strictly illegal
Thank you for your help.
BGil screwed with this post 11-15-2013 at 03:58 AM