Welcome to Hove camping
Hove Camping is a beautiful camping site at Hove close to the city of Arendal. An ideal place to camp for the entire family, with great nature experiences, fishing possibilities and great beautiful walks through the Troll-forest.
- Beautiful beach with refreshing water from Skagerak
- Troll-forest – Nice walk on good paths
- The boulderstone shore comes from 10 000 year old land ice!
The camping is around 90 000 m². The beach is located 50 metres from the camping, where you can take a fresh morning swim in refreshing water from Skagerak.
Hove Camping is a member of NHO Reiseliv.
High season: A 15/6 – 15/8
Low season: B 01/4 - 15/6 - 15/8 – 30/9
Electricity, cable-TV, internet-acsess and enough space between the wagons.
- A: NOK 300,- per night incl. electricity charges.
B: NOK 200,- per night incl. elecricity charges.
- Special offer before 15/6 – stay every third night for free.
- Whole year: NOK 11 000,- + electricity charges.
Campingbus per night incl. electricity charges.
A: NOK 400,- per night
B: NOK 300,- per night
21 cabins of various standard
Nice cabins built for 4 or 5 persons. Modern sanitary installation nearby. Electricity is included in the cabin prices, and 11 cabins have cable-TV.
We have three kinds of cabins:
- Cabin type 1: 10 cabins at 12 m² with 2 + 1 beds. A: NOK 400,- per night. B: NOK 300,- per night
- Cabin type 2: 11 cabins at 20 m² with 5 beds. A: NOK 650,- per night. B: NOK 500,- per night
- Cabin type 3: 1 cabins at 30 m² with 7 beds. A: NOK 800,- per night. B: NOK 600,- per night
- A: NOK 200,- per night B: NOK 150,- per night
Incl internett, kitchen
Groceries, milk and newly baked bread every day in summer season!
Burgers, pommes frites, chocolate, icecream and lemonade
Showers, clean toilets, washing machines and drying tumblers.
Nice for the children, beautiful beach, bare rock-face where you can sunbath.
Nice course, high standard, a challenge.
The minigolf course has 9 holes and is for the average minigolf player.
Some of the coutry’s best paths.
Marked great paths, over 5 km. Beautiful paths through the troll-forest with twisted trees, boulderstone beach and bare rock-face. What about a trip up to the old gun site with a nice view over Torungen lighthouse and the ocean?
The playground and the springboard
In the center of the camping site, playground with a playbuss, playhouse with a slide and the springboard. The springboard is always popular. There is also a playground near the football field.
Hove beach is located 50 meters from the camp. Very nice for the kids with shallow waters. The bare rock-face on the ocean side is very popular for sunbathing as well.
There are 4 sandvolleyball fields at Hove. They are located a couple of hundred metres outside the camping. One near by the football field and 2 at the little beach outside the camp.
Basketball and football
There is a small football field/basketball field next to the camping and a bigger grass court outside the camping where you also can find a nice asphalt basketball field.
Hove outdoor pursuits centre and Spornes
Close to Hove Camping is Hove outdoor pursuits centre and Spornes. Hove outdoor pursuits centre is known to host different camps and activities. Spornes is another great place on Tromøya where you can find both boulderstone shores and sand beaches.
Everybody enjoy Hove. Thanks to good maintenance of the paths and roads, you can easily taka a trip with your baby buggy and the weak-sighted gets help from the help fences.
To get to Hove Camping from E-18, take the exit toward Arendal and follow the road signs toward Tromøy. You have to cross the Tromøy bridge. When you pass a petrol station you have approximately 3 kilometres to go to Hove Camping.
Follow the road signs to Hove and Hoveodden.
You can also take a bus to get to Hove (See time schedules: Arendal – Tromøy Øst) and a ferry during the summer.
The ferry goes from Arendal to Hove and Merdø. Merdø-ferry M/F Merdø, Phone: (+47) 37 02 64 23 or (+47) 908 36 430. If you need a taxi you can call the Tromøy taxi. Phone: (+47) 918 78 884.Or Arendal Taxi. Phone: (+47) 37 00 47 00.
Old Viking area
The Hove area is one of Norway’s culture and nature treasures. The moraine-zone was created for more than 10 000 years ago.
We can see what’s left of the land ice here at Hove. At the inside we find a forest that moderate the high wind from the sea. One of our paths goes along with this forest. «Troll-path», as many people use to call it – you have the impression of Troll forest with the twisted pinewoods and the dark overhanging trees.
People populated the area in the bronze age (about 4000 years ago), and the 97 registered barrows hidden in the forest is an evidence of just that.
This is an old Viking area you are about to enter. Hove farm, the legend has it that it farm was owned by the viking Storvik – the farm was headquarters for a «godsitting» for about 1000 years ago.
Arendal council bought the Hove area from the government in 1999 on one condition. It should be a free territory for all users, small and big, and people with a handicap of movement.