Worlds Best Camping Sites

by Justin on June 14, 2010

(Guest Post)

For some people, watching a near-death survival program is about as close as we get to the great outdoors. Setting up a tent for the weekend in a field in the countryside gets you one step closer to communing with nature, even if there are wash rooms, fully fledged toilets (with flushes and everything) and a gift shop nearby.

Arbudir, Iceland

The following is a pick of the best campsites worldwide; Sites that will bring you closer to nature without the need to fully abandon civilization.

Arbudir, Iceland

Iceland is infamous for it’s ‘basic’ variety of campsites, and Arbudir is no exception. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the , it really is a breathtaking way to wake up in the morning. There is no on-site accommodation, and the site itself is a small piece of meadow next to the mountain hut. Just a single shower and a handful of outdoor sinks and a sprinkling of toilets really will have you going back to basics.

Sudersand, Gotland, Sweden

Sudersand, Gotland, Sweden
Gotland Island just off the Swedish east coast is famed for its tranquil nature and landscape scenery. On the northern tip is a small island called Faro, where there is a quaint campsite called Suderland which is set close to one of Sweden’s longest and most beautiful beaches. Not too far away, on the west coast, is nature preservation area famous for its huge stone formations, called ‘Raukar’; truly magical.

Bahia Honda, Florida

Bahia Honda, Florida

Tucked away from the more touristy spots in the Florida Keys is this beautiful state park. It’s the first key you will reach after crossing the 7-mile bridge from Marathon. Bahia Honda is located next to one of the deepest channels of water between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The spot makes for excellent swimming, snorkeling, diving and fishing or simply kick back and relax in what most people would visualize as paradise. The sandy shored lagoon really is a site.

If you decide to venture off to one of the places listed above, pack wisely, and don’t let the burden of dragging your bags around with you ruin your trip. Pack a limited bag, there is no need to bring the bathroom sink (although one would come in handy in some places). Pack light, but warm fabrics such as fleeces, and bring trousers with tear away knees so they double up as shorts. The North Face has great selection of outdoor attire and the quality is second to none.

If all else fails there is one last campsite which combines safety, familiarity, convenience and at arms’ length of all the mid-night snacks you could dream of: your back yard!

9 comments… read them below or add one

Marriane August 12, 2010 at 12:43 am

Hi, I’ve seen the list of camping sites you provided and they are all spectacular. This is the reason why life is so beautiful – there are lots of beautiful to look forward to. I am hoping that I could visit all of them someday…Thank you for posting!

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Art September 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Oh, very nice places…it makes me want to go camping even if it is not yet time for me :) I am hoping that one day I will be able to reach at least two of these places :) I am trying my best to save now :)

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Justin September 1, 2010 at 12:58 pm

What do you mean not yet time Art?

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Savannah B December 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Its always time to go camping! :)

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Julie September 2, 2010 at 3:32 am

I am so inspired to go camping every time I see such breathtaking places. This summer we went all the way just to take advantage of the kid’s vacation from school.

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Justin September 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I went through a very significant life changes this summer I didn’t get to camp. I’m hoping to get back in the groove again this fall with my son.

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Matt September 17, 2010 at 1:59 am

Great… 3 more things to add to my list of things to do before I die

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Justin September 17, 2010 at 8:44 am

Glad I could help add to your bucket list Matt :)

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Savannah B December 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I know the ones in South Carolina, Lake Jocassee,Paris Moutain,and Lake keowee. Ive had some of the best times there watching the wildlife and conoeing.

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