2 adults (Nina und Dominik Radman), 1 children, 1 dog (Tobi)
Carado CV600 with a pop-up roof
6 weeks in July and August 2023
approx. 9,000 kilometers
Germany, Denmark, Sweden
Summer in Northern Europe
Hello! The first journey was a real 'aha' moment. We were looking for something larger, and the Carado seemed tailor-made for us – with standing height and so much space! When we hit the road, it immediately felt like a second home. Even the first night at a rest stop was surprisingly restful thanks to the cozy darkness and the generous bed.
We usually keep our insider tips to ourselves, but I'd love to share the Moskenes campsite on the Lofoten Islands. Not only did we have a dreamy view, but we also got to observe a family of orcas – simply unforgettable. Originally, we had planned to stay just one night, but because we felt so comfortable, we spontaneously extended our stay.
Hiking, definitely! Norway is a paradise for hikers, and the Lofoten Islands are a dream. Short ascents, continuous daylight in summer, meaning you can even go for a hike at night and enjoy the beautiful views. But places like Stavanger and Henningsvaer, where you can stroll through the streets and enjoy coffee, are also delightful.
Traveling with the camper van provides so much more comfort for us, especially with a baby. The standing height, additional space, and the ability to eat or work indoors even during rainy weather are simply invaluable. It makes traveling more relaxed and flexible. Additionally, the significantly larger storage space is a game-changer. There's ample room for a stroller and all the baby essentials, greatly simplifying our daily routine. A significant advantage for us was not having to create sleeping arrangements in the evening through modifications. Depending on the type of journey, this can take up a lot of time on the road. In the CV600, we easily found space for the three of us in the rear bed.
We were also big fans of the large refrigerator with a freezer.
We are big fans of wraps. You can vary them from super healthy to a sweet dessert. Plus, wraps are excellent for using up leftovers – and they're always delicious.
Packing cubes are a must for organization. They help maintain order and keep things organized. And for the journey itself? Go with the flow and enjoy the freedom that the Carado provides.
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