From Scandinavia to the Canaries, readers select picturesque sites with exciting activities amid some of Europe’s finest scenery
Thu 11 Apr 2019 06.30 BSTLast modified on Thu 11 Apr 2019 16.38 BST
Winning tip: Car-free in Norway
Thanks to Innerdalen’s preservation status, the campsite at Renndølsetra is a vehicle-free zone, a 3.5km walk from the car park. But it’s worth the effort – rolling hills, rivers, a glacial lake and the pyramid peak of Innerdalstårnet. The site is on a dairy farm, and there are also grass-roofed bunkhouses. The on-site cafe sells its butter and cream, but burning off the calories is easy. The owner, Eystein, pointed out local hikes, and a bracing dip in the lake is a must.
A couple of years ago we found the most amazing campsite surrounded by glaciers, mountains and huge waterfalls in the Jostedal national park. The campsite, Melkevoll Bretun, included a free sauna, a beautifully designed barn for cooking and eating with huge glass windows offering panoramic mountain views, and a camping experience in a “stone-age” cave. Our children, aged 11 and 9, really enjoyed the natural bouldering course and the trails around the campsite connecting it with the surrounding nature