Northern Israel

The north is an ideal destination for hiking and freecamping. Mountains, streams, green hills and one famous lake-Kinneret. Mountain heights increase as you head further north.


  • Tiberias rises up from the shores of Lake Kineret (~200m below sea level)

  • Lower Galilee- Nazareth & Mt Tavor (~560m above sea level)

  • Upper Galilee- Safed & Meron. The top of Mt Meron is 1208m high!

  • Mount Hermon-The northernmost point in Israel is also the highest one,

  • reaching 2,200m in Israeli territory. Perfect for summer hiking and winter skiing.

Sea of Galilee-Kineret

The Sea of Galilee is the lowest sweet water lake in the world. Dozens of beaches with breathtaking mountain views dot the lake. The most popular destination for Israeli campers, offering swimming, fishing, kite surfing, kyaking and other water sports. Many beaches around the lake offer shaded camping areas with running water. Some charge per camper, but in most of them you pay only for parking (approx 70 NIS per night).

So carless travellers can freecamp here :)

  • When to go: All year round. Winter can be rainy. Summer can get really hot and full of israeli campers.

  • Getting there: From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem take a bus to Tiberias. Continue with bus #57 or #52 to the eastern side of Lake Kineret.

  • Water: All active beaches have running water.

  • Free  camping: We recommend to camp on the north east beaches. They have good facillities, great view, and most important-quiet and friendly campers.

  • Dugit beach on ifreecamp map.

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