Choose from one of GoCamp’s Seattle camper van rentals and you’ll get to start your adventure in the Emerald City! Your camper van will be ready to hit the (not-so-yellow-and-probably-not-brick) road, so you don’t need to pack much more than your favorite pajamas and groceries. But if you need some ideas on what to include in your camper van adventure itinerary, we’re wizards at that kind of thing.
Hygge (HEW-guh). It’s untranslatable into a single English word, but conceptually, hygge is a quality of coziness, of conviviality, of wellness and contentment. And that is our wish for you: May you find your hygge, or may hygge find you! 😊
Hygge Van, a Mercedes Metris camper van, is the modern take on the classic Westfalia van. You’ll get the classic camper van experience with all the amenities you expect from a modern Mercedes. This van was upfitted by the amazing team at Peace Vans in Seattle.
The rear folding bench seat seats 3, with 2 anchor points for rear-facing car seats. The seat also moves into 4 locations along the floor rail system for different cargo configurations. The front captain’s seats swivel for meals or game nights around the portable table. The stereo system is Bluetooth-equipped so you can enjoy your own music and podcasts.
Sleeping accommodations include room for two on the fold-flat bench seat and room for two more in the spacious pop-top. On cold nights you can stay warm with the built-in gas-powered Webasto heater. The van includes a built-in two-burner stove, sink, and refrigerator. Exterior upgrades include an 8-foot Fiamma awning and a 1.5 inch suspension lift.
Leave your stress and find your hygge!
“This van met all our needs and the owner, Terrence, is a hoot! We could have talked bike trails with him for hours. But we pulled ourselves away to go have a Pacific Northwest adventure we won't soon forget. ”Jessica July 2020
You’re going to be seeing green for days and days when you head out on your Pacific Northwest road trip in your GoCamp camper van. Green trees, blue-green waters, and (let’s be honest) a tinge of green envy cause of your sweet adventure rig! Our camper van rentals have enjoyed some pretty nice upgrades that we know you’re going to enjoy.
You might be eager to drive your camper van onto the ferry and head off to the islands, but Anacortes is a lovely spot to rest your wheels a minute, and let your feet take over. Not far from Seattle, Anacortes is home to so many wonderful outdoor activities, like hiking and kayaking, and wandering through the urban green spaces and the historic downtown. Then make your reservation for the ferry, and drive aboard to visit and camp on the islands. Please make sure to plan ahead and know current requirements for health and safety.
Chuckanut Drive is not only fun to say, it’s also Washington’s original scenic byway. Just south of Bellingham, Chucknut Drive hugs the shoreline and will take you and your camper van crew through Larrabee State Park to explore tidepools and hike trails, and then on into the relaxing and colorful, historic district of Fairhaven.
Scoring a backcountry permit into the heart of The Enchantments — an alpine wonderland within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leavenworth, Washington — is a backpacker’s ultimate lottery dream come true. And hard to come by. But finding a beautiful place to camp in your camper van for a few days isn’t hard at all. Check out in the ridiculously charming Bavarian village of Leavenworth, hike Icicle Creek, float the Wenatchee River, or just chill in your van with cocoa and a podcast while you watch the leaves change color.
It’s a lonnnng beach. So you’ll probably want to break up the 28 mile stretch of Long Beach over a long weekend if you plan to walk the whole length. Take a stroll at low tide to see what tiny creatures call Long Beach home. Go birding at the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Listen to the thwap of your footsteps on the boardwalk. Or head to Cape Disappointment State Park where you’ll be anything but disappointed by the abundance of trails and stunning shoreline.
Hama Hama Oysters
There’s a whole lot more to explore on the Olympic Peninsula, but we think it’s perfectly acceptable to plan your trip around an oyster feast at Hama Hama in Lilliwaup, Washington. Once you’ve had your freshwater fill, you can seek out hot springs at Sol Duc, or set your intention to cruise-mode and drive the entire Olympic Peninsula Loop in your ready-to-roam, home-on-wheels.