Namibia

The Republic of Namibia is an increasingly popular holiday destination in the south of Africa. The relatively dry climate in combination with the topographical location ensures that several biomes can be defined within Namibia: desert, sand desert, dry steppe, grass savannah and wetland. The largest part of Namibia consists of desert landscape. The Namib Desert, which runs along the coast, is the best example of this.

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Campsites
Best period
May - July
Warmest month
December
minus. 17°C - max. 31°C
Coldest month
June
minus. 7°C - max. 21°C
Camping in Namibia

Russian Federation

If you know that Russia is the largest country in the world, you will realise that it is not so easy to determine the best travel time for the whole of Russia. In a country of such dimensions, different climates are found. Russia has a stark climate with many extremes. In winter months it is cool (west) to very cold (Siberia) while in summer it is cool (polar region) to very hot (inland). Average values that apply to Russia's climate are really averages. Upward and downward fluctuations are possible. In the winter months you always have to reckon with extreme weather conditions. Even in the more temperate regions it can freeze quite hard, which means that all kinds of risks increase rapidly. In addition to the direct danger to health (freezing), the risk of car and other equipment breaking down due to the low temperatures is also very real. In spring and autumn, you should bear in mind that the transition from winter to summer and vice versa is not as gradual as we are used to in the Netherlands. Within a few weeks, there can be temperature differences of tens of degrees.

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Campsites
Best period
May - August
Warmest month
July
minus. 13°C - max. 23°C
Coldest month
January
minus. -13°C - max. -6°C
Camping in Russian Federation

Iceland

If you think of Iceland, you will quickly think that it is always icy and cold there. Especially when you see that this country is situated near the polar circle. This assumption is partly correct. In the winter, it is mostly cool, snow falls regularly and you can therefore speak of serious winter conditions. However, there is a 'but' and that is that it is not as cold as you would think. Because Iceland is surrounded by relatively warm ocean water, the cold is tempered. This also applies to the summer. Then the water has a cooling effect, because the water temperatures are relatively low.

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Campsites
Best period
May - July
Warmest month
July
minus. 7°C - max. 12°C
Coldest month
January
minus. -7°C - max. -1°C
Camping in Iceland

Andorra

The mini-state of Andorra is centrally located in the Pyrenees. As a result, the country has an average altitude of almost two kilometres, with a highest peak of 2946 metres. Although Andorra is located in a zone with a predominantly Mediterranean climate, it has a mixture of three climate types: a temperate maritime climate, a temperate continental climate and, at its highest points, a high mountain climate. Because of this, Andorra experiences mostly warm summers, but the winters are rather cold. Andorra also differs in its precipitation pattern. Here you can expect rain or snow all year round, with the season and the altitude determining the form of the precipitation. If you want to travel to Andorra for an active or cultural holiday, we would choose June to mid-September as the best time to travel.

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Campsites
Best period
June - August
Warmest month
July
minus. 6°C - max. 19°C
Coldest month
January
minus. -6°C - max. 1°C
Camping in Andorra

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Republic of North Macedonia is a country located centrally in the Balkan region. It is landlocked, but has several lakes, such as Lake Ohrid, which is quite popular with tourists. A large part of northern Macedonia consists of mountainous areas including the Šar Mountains. The river Vardar is an important lifeline for the country. Therefore, a reasonable part of the population lives in the Vardar Valley. The mountains provide a wide variety of climatic types. In the valley, the cold steppe climate prevails, while in the mountains there is mainly a temperate continental climate. Throughout the country, the weather can be quite extreme. Think of heavy frost in winter in the higher regions or extreme heat in summer in the valley. There, temperatures of around forty degrees Celsius can occur. In the capital Skopje it can therefore sometimes be unpleasantly hot in the middle of summer.

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Campsites
Best period
June - August
Warmest month
August
minus. 12°C - max. 26°C
Coldest month
January
minus. -6°C - max. 2°C
Camping in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia