We found this campsite after a bit of a let down at the Bergen camping park. After the terrible conditions we found there, we were elated to find Lone camping. Although just off the main road, and behind a petrol station, it is situated on the edge of a large lake with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Due to a long day in torrential rain on the road, we had already decided to forget the tents and rent one of the hytte. We were able to view the hytte before renting and opted for the smallest most rudimentary accommodation. This consisted of one room containing four bunk beds, a fridge, a two ring electric hob, table and bench seats and a sink, although no running water. It was clean and supplied with cleaning equipment for use during your stay. Close to the hytte was a tap supplying clean drinking water. The shower/WC facilities were very clean and appeared quite new. Don't be upset at the charge for showers, this is the same throughout Norway, but as value for money goes, Lone is extremely reasonable with the hytte costing us only 350NOK. The staff at the site are both friendly and helpful. As mentioned, at the entrance to the site there is a petrol station, but that has no detrimental effect on the site. In addition to the garage, there are two stores, (one a Rimi, not sure about the other), situated on the main road, one on each side, so plenty of opportunity to stock up on your essentials. Travel into Bergen is easy, we drove to Arna, parked free at the railway station and got the train into and out of Bergen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel rooms, cabins (with and without shower) - 2-6 beds in each cabin, places for tents, camping wagons and campers. Lone Camping is just beside road no. 580, 19 km from the center of Bergen. With an area of 13 acres and space for almost 300 tents, it is Bergen's largest campsite. The idyllic location beside Lake Haukeland, with the shapely Liafjellet rising to 650 meters in the background, makes Lone Camping just the thing for people wanting the peace and quiet of the countryside but at the same time wanting the attractions, shops and culture of Bergen within easy reach. ... more less