Hello camper van fans!
We are sure that most of you dear customers who are renting one of our camper vans, want to know where and how to find a good spot for the day and especially for the night. Here is some useful information about camping in Slovenia and the Balkans. Good news is that some of the countries in The Balkans do allow wild camping. In some countries camping is very cheap. Good news is also that you have many different options where to spend your night. Let's check it out!
Wild camping in Slovenia is unfortunately not allowed. However it is sometimes tolerated by the authorities, especially in off season months. In the areas of national parks (like Triglav national park for example) wild camping is fined higher as in other areas.
Good news is that you have plenty of amazing campsites in Slovenia, where you can stay for the night. Besides campsites, there are also many camper stops. Some of them are free of charge.
The best website for finding campsites in Balkan region is:
You can search by the map or by the region, or both.
Another website with camper van stops in Slovenia is http://www.camperstop.si/en/
Many travelers are also using an app called PARK4NIGHT or iOverlander - for finding nice places to spend the night.
Also some of the restaurants, farms and eco-tourisms will allow you to spend a night in their yard. Sometimes in exchange for a meal or for buying some good quality local products.
Similar to Slovenia, Croatia also does not allow free camping. The fines are even higher as in Slovenia. We recommend you to use the website mentioned above - https://avtokampi.si/en, for finding cool campsites. When we travel to Croatia we always go in off season months (May, June, September, October). Prices of campsites are way lower in this period and you can get the best spots next to the ocean, since there are no crowds. We also usually pick smaller, family owned campsites with lower grades on the website. They might have simple infrastructure but they are cheaper and often more wild. Which should be the purpose of the campsite anyway.
Officially, wild camping is not allowed in Montenegro. However, if you behave normally and if you avoid beaches and tourist areas, the authorities and residents will usually tolerate it.
There are also many small, cheap and beautiful campsites in Montenegro.
We advise you to use avtokampi.si or app's like PARK4NIGHT or iOverlander.
ALBANIA - FREE CAMPING
Great news for all the wild camping, campervan vans. Albania is one of the countries in Europe where wild camping is officially allowed. There are few rules only about it - try to avoid free camping in national parks and reserves, private properties and close to state owned buildings.
Officially, wild camping in Serbia is not allowed, but it is usually tolerated by the authorities. Besides tolerance, campsites in Serbia are usually cheap and people are hospitable.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Like in Serbia, wild camping in Bosnia is also officially not allowed, but it is usually tolerated by the authorities. Besides tolerance, campsites in Bosnia are also usually cheap and people are very nice and hospitable.
Like in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, wild camping in Bosnia is also officially not allowed, but it is usually tolerated by the authorities. Besides tolerance, campsites in Macedonia are also usually cheap and people are very nice and hospitable.
If you have any additional question about camping in the Balkans please feel free to contact us.
Stay cool and see you soon!