There are about 1000 caravan sites in Norway, and a number of 90.000 caravans are registered. With only 2.2 million households, this means that Norwegians probably are the biggest fans of caravans world-wide.
In the 1960’s and 70’s most people couldn’t afford summer houses or going abroad for holidays. Buying a caravan was a much cheaper alternative and many Norwegian children have spent their summer holidays at Norwegian caravan sites.
The last Norwegian caravan producer Bjølseth Caravan, produced caravans from 1954 to 2006 when the company went bankrupt. The production costs in Norway were simply too high to compete with foreign producers.
Bjølseth caravans are known for its very high quality and longevity and they still are popular.
The pictures from the top show:
1) Bjølseth Sprite 64
2) Bjølseth Cabby 77
Text by: Thor Bugge Lanesskog, ThorNews