Don’t go to New Zealand.
New Zealand is a magical – and very well marketed – place. But next time, think out of the box and take your own magical mystery tour to a land of similar delights on the world’s flip side: Norway. Once you have fished for cod in the Norwegian fjords of Lofoten and golfed under the midnight sun, have ogled the aurora borealis (“northern lights”) and dived around Narvik’s WWII wrecks, you’ll be left to wonder what on Earth the Southern Hemisphere could possibly have to rival northern Norway’s plenty. And while Norway is far from inexpensive, there’s an exceptional national law that allows campers to stay for free. Thanks to allemansrätten (literally “everyman’s right”), access to public lands is free for both Norwegians and anyone lucky enough to visit their chilly but beautiful home.
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