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Is wild camping allowed in Norway?

Norway has a very extensive right-to-roam called allemannsrett. From the website of the Norwegian Environment Agency: In open country in the lowlands, you can pitch a tent and camp overnight for up ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

TL;DR: You can, possibly, in some places, but it may not be a great idea. Whether it is legal depends on the Bundesland (state) — to put it simply, the federal government has no authority in these ...
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Does the Black Forest (Germany) have French style refuges (free, no-reservation)?

What's called a refuge in French is a Hütte in German. In both cases, it can be staffed (gardé, bewirtschaftet) and possibly offer some basic catering or be unstaffed (refuge non gardé, ...
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Am I allowed to strap a tent to my airport checked luggage?

It depends. Assuming that you don't exceed any size limits, airlines are still often cautious when it comes to any kind of straps, even loose straps on a plain rucksack, or any other dangling parts ...
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Is free camping permitted in Japan?

Japan does not have a general "right to access" like Scandinavian countries, wild camping on public land is theoretically illegal and wild camping on private property requires the landowner's ...
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Is camping still permitted in Zzyzx?

Well here is the straight scoop from the guy who has lived here and run the place for 31 years. National Park Service regulations state that there is no road-side camping along Zzyzx Road, nor at our ...
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Is it possible to camp in a tent in Finland

Certainly, there are lots of campsites in Finland. Even better, Finland has the concept of 'jokamiehenoikeus' or freedom to roam, and : "One may stay or set up camp temporarily in the countryside, ...
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Where to find public water taps in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands certainly doesn't have that many public taps as other countries. Maybe also because the regular tap water is of very good quality. But the recent years more and more taps are placed. ...
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Am I allowed to strap a tent to my airport checked luggage?

No airline requires you to check "a bag". As long as you are within the size, weight, and content restrictions, you can check pretty much check anything you want. What you (and them) want to avoid are ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

Summary: longer bike tours come with a lot of contacts. Almost all these can be avoided by doing short tours since you can take all your supplies with you for a day or two. This still leaves you 50 -...
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Is wild camping allowed in Norway?

You can camp on "out-land", which is anything not maintained/cultivated like lawns, fields, etc. I don't think ownership is an issue (no land is not owned). In "low-land" (<200m above sea level?) ...
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Is there a website with historical temperatures and weather data?

I've always found Wunderground to be pretty useful for travel planning. You can look up the almanac data for any given day. This link has today's data for nearby Biarritz. In addition, their travel ...
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Is it legal to camp outside in France and Spain?

As a french hiker often going camping, here is what I know. In France, camping is regulated by the law named « Camping, aménagement des parcs résidentiels de loisirs, implantation des habitations ...
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Does the Black Forest (Germany) have French style refuges (free, no-reservation)?

Probably not This is a rather vague half-answer, but it's more than a comment. Through the commercial tourism association http://www.schwarzwald-tourismus.info/ I found the different organisations ...
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Is free camping permitted in the Faroe Islands?

From FaroeIslands.com: Camping There are no public wilder­ness or common areas in the Faroes. As a consequence, camping is only permitted at designated camp­sites (See page 88). Moreover, it ...
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Are camping fees in California per person or per spot?

Recreation.gov lists camping and RV sites at U.S. national parks, forests and other federal land. The nightly fee shown is per site, and you're allowed up to the maximum number of people shown for ...
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

Camping in streets, parks and reserves in Byron Shire is prohibited. We ask that our visitors stay in approved holiday park, camping ground or other visitor accommodation. There are 15 legal camp ...
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Bicycle travel through Italy: Recuperating a night by the road

Ok. I'm taking no liability for what follows, ok? In Italy free camping is permitted, maybe. Italian law define camping as the building of a fixed tent structure for no more than 48 hours, and ...
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How do I find a campsite that allows campfires in Iceland?

No. Any open fire requires a permit. A campsite might operate a communal campfire on special occasions, but guests are not allowed to light their own campfires. Reference: Icelandic Tourist Board, ...
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Is there a website with historical temperatures and weather data?

I tend to use WeatherSpark to look up historical data. Their main mode is kind of interactive browser (which is fun to play with by itself), but they also generate averages reports for all places ...
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Traveling without paying lodging fees in America

As with most things about travel in the U.S., the answer varies from state to state and from city to city. Yes, broadly speaking, it's possible to travel in the United States without paying for ...
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Do I need to book in advance in French camping parks?

You do not need to reserve in advance unless you really want a specific camping. Not everyone reserves a spot, as that often costs money. Not reserving is a risk, but a small one. I often go to ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

In short: No. Although of course, for "can" in its literal meaning, it's "yes". First, hotels and the like are presently not allowed to accept you, as are camping sites, so you would necessarily ...
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"Free Camping" in India

Legally it is ok to camp almost anywhere in India. I am a local and have traveled a lot (especially South India). I've gone on a 2240 kms motorcycle journey through Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on ...
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Is wild camping legal in Romania?

Wild camping is not allowed in Romania, there is a law (Legea 54/2012 privind desfasurarea activitatilor de picnic) which does not allow it. But... yes, it is still tolerated. A special attention at ...
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Is it dangerous to camp in western Ukraine?

Western Ukraine is generally very safe. The region of Carpathian mountains is very touristy and attracts thousands of campers/hikers from all over the Central and Eastern Europe every year. Please be ...
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Is free camping permitted in Japan?

You expressed your will to camp in Daizetsusan, so my answer will focus on Daizetsusan, see jpatokal's answer for more general information. I have hiked across Daisetsuzan for several days, and ...
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What is good accommodation for festival (camp or hostel)?

I haven't been to Rock Werchter specifically but I have been to a few other Belgian festivals like Pukkelpop (similar in size). There's a few aspects to your question Fun(Music) Hands down the camping ...
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

Although camping in Byron Bay and surrounding suburban areas is not permitted, if you head north of Byron Bay along the Pacific highway there are numerous free parking spots. One of them is the Yelgun ...
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