Camping in Lithuania

The Povilas Sukauskas campground

Travel Lithuania, the country’s tourism promotion agency, provides a wealth of information about the country’s attractions, from snow-baths and saunas to museums and gastronomic experiences. It also offers various camping spots for visitors venturing into the countryside.

This list published on includes private as well as public and freely accessible campsites.

Molėtų Kempingas next to Geluono Lake is a perfect option if you like summer sports, like canoeing, water skis and boat rides. The Povilas Sukauskas campground in Žemaitija National Park offers up to 100 tent pitches. There is a sauna and a birdwatching site on the shore of Ilgio Lake. Newly installed information boards help visitors recognize the local species.

Sartų Lake has the longest coastline in the country. At the Bradesiai Campground, there are wooden gazebos, outdoor fire pits, changing cabins, as well as shower and toilet facilities. There is also a car park, a pontoon, beach volleyball and football pitches, as well as hiking trails nearby. You can stay overnight at the private Panerio Poilsiavietė campground on the banks of the Neris River. Here you can also rent canoes and rafts, as well as book a sauna session. At Asveja, the longest lake in Lithuania, you can pitch a tent at the Žingiai campground, which is located in a gorge that connects the eastern and western parts of the lake. The campsite has tables, gazebos, benches, a fireplace, and toilets. The Algimantas Svitkinas campground is located in the Nemunas Delta Regional Park, next to the Atmata River. Here you can try a sauna in a wigwam, go sailing in the Nemunas Delta, the Curonian Lagoon, or take a boat to Nida. The campground is pet-friendly.

A more luxurious option is a three-star campground on the shore of the Curonian Lagoon, with 30 sites for camper vans, as well as 40 tent pitches. The Ventainė Recreation and Leisure Centre also offers boat and jet ski rides, as well as yacht and kayak rentals. The self-catering campground Fenas Kite Spot on the shores of the Curonian Lagoon in Svencelė is perfect for lovers of water sports including kitesurfing, sailboards, paddleboards, and electric surfboards.

The Ventainė Recreation and Leisure Centre

Kupiškis Lagoon is the fourth-largest artificial water body in Lithuania. There are several recreation areas on the shores of the lagoon, including the Aukštupėnų Poilsiavietė. Here you can spend the night in tents, in huts on the water or in cabins in the pine forest. To camp by the largest artificial water body in Lithuania, the Kaunas Lagoon, you can settle down at the Duobakalnis campground, where you will find benches and tables, a toilet, fireplaces, and a nearby stream with drinking water. Just 90 metres from the Baltic Sea is the Karkelbeck No 409 campground, where Nordic walking sticks, bicycles, kayaks, horseback riding and paragliding are available for rent.

For another luxury option, the four-star Pajūrio Kempingas is just a 10-minute walk from the beach. It also has basketball, tennis and volleyball courts.

In general, Stovyklavietės (campgrounds) allow overnight stays, while you are not allowed to pitch a tent or stay overnight at Poilsiavietės (rest areas).