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Camping in Thy National Park for Free

Camping is a popular outdoor activity in Denmark. Camping sites are scattered everywhere in the country. Some campsites are free but some requires a fee. Mostly, big camp sites that accommodates caravans which also provides shower and electricity requires a fee. But with the help of an app called Shelter we were able to find small camp sites that are free.

I have already experienced camping in Silkeborg and Skagen. This time we decided to camp in Thy National Park. It is Denmark’s largest wilderness located in the north-west.

Where to Camp in Thy National Park for Free?

We spent 2 nights in Thy National Park and we camped on 2 different locations.

Lodbjerg Fyr

The campsite is located within the grounds of the lighthouse. It is the most convenient camping site that I have been to during our trip. It’s free to camp here and you can use the toilet beside the lighthouse which is well maintained. They also provide free drinking water. Parking is also close from the camp site so it was convenient for us to transfer all our things from the car to our tent.

Nors Sø

The camp site is a bit difficult to find. We have to walk 1.1km from the parking area to the camp site. There is a small wooden toilet here but we never used it. It’s also free to camp here.

What to Do in Thy National Park?

In a span of 2 days, we were able to visit a lot of tourist spots in Thy National Park.

Lodbjerg Fyr

You can enter the lighthouse and climb to the top which will give you a 360 view of the surrounding area. Aside from camping here, the place offers a delightful walking trail in the dunes all the way to the beach.

Lyngby Beach

A beautiful long stretch of sandy beach which is good for a quick stopover.


A beautiful small fishing village. Visit the museum to learn the history of this place.

Bøgsted Rende

The place has a nice walking trail up to a hill and down to the beach.


The place has a scenic walking trail. It’s best to come here on Sunrise/Sunset. It is Hanstholm Wildlife Reserve’s highest point with 56 meters above sea level.

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