Here we present campsites and pitches in North Macedonia - ranging from small family campsites that are very cheap, personal and familiar. We also offer personal tips on things to see and do nearby, while you're on the road. The sites/campsites are presented from north to south.

Why camp in North Macedonia?

In North Macedonia, for example, you will find several campsites on Lake Ohrid. This area offers a relaxed holiday atmosphere, nice restaurants and historical sights. In addition, North Macedonia offers low prices.

Campsites and pitches in North Macedonia

Struga, Lake Ohrid Sunrise campsite

  • DescriptionSmall and personal family-run campsite with its own swimming area with sunbeds right next to Lake Ohrid. From here it is walking distance (quite a long walk) or cycling distance to Struga.
  • Service: Electricity, water, toilets and showers, good WiFi included in the price and a small restaurant.
  • Price: 10 euros/day in high season 2015.
  • Find here: Drive to Struga and drive down so that you drive on the road along the water.
  • See and do in the neighbourhood: Cities Struga with nice restaurants. Do not miss to visit Ohrid and perhaps Museum on water - Bay of Bones.
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Helena Bergström in North Macedonia, the travel magazine FREEDOMtravel

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Car and camping in North Macedonia

  • Capital city: Skopje
  • Language: Macedonian, but also Albanian in some areas (
  • Residents: 2 million (2017)
  • Currency: Macedonian Denar (MKD)
  • Price mode: Cheap (cheaper than Sweden)
  • Religion: Christianity (mainly Orthodox)
  • Flag: The flag consists of a yellow sun on a red field.

Roads and driving in North Macedonia

  • Border crossing: Macedonia is not a member of the EU; passports and vehicle documents are checked at the border and crossing may take some time. The green card is required to enter the country. An international driving licence is recommended.
  • Roads: Motorways are of a good standard, and otherwise the standard of roads can vary.
  • Road tolls: Motorways are tolled and you pay at toll booths along the road. It should be possible to pay both in cash and by card. For safety reasons, it is a good idea to carry cash at all times.
  • Speed limits: Passenger cars drive on motorway 130, motorway 110 and national road 80. Motorhomes up to 7.5 tonnes can only drive at 80 km/h.
  • Per mille limit: 0.5 (0.0 for professional drivers and new licence holders)
  • Traffic rules: Talking on a handheld phone and sending text messages while driving is prohibited. Vehicles with trailers must carry two warning triangles. 
  • Equipment in the car: A tow rope should be available in the vehicle.
  • Fuel: Diesel is written as "D". Petrol is called "besoloven" or "BMB".
  • Security: Make sure you have Roadside Assistance, so that you can get help on the spot in case of an accident. The telephone number for the police is 193, for the ambulance 194 and for the emergency services 193.

Rules on camping and pitches in North Macedonia

  • Camping: There are campsites all over the country, but perhaps mainly around Lake Ohrid. 
  • Free camping: Free camping is only allowed with the permission of the landowner. The prohibition also applies to overnight stays in a motorhome parked on a road, street or car park.

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