Although hotel holidays are popular in the big cities, many people are also looking for a holiday close to well-known natural destinations. Here from Sunnmøre.
Photo: Kåre Breivik / TV2
Norwegians want luxury
While it is often the more expensive hotels, which are quickly fully booked, Berge believes that it can open up for bargains at the more affordable ones.
– Staying in a hotel this summer can be quite affordable, as it is the destination hotels, which are more expensive, which will be fully booked faster, he says.
Kristiansand also stands out as Norway’s favorite destination this year.
The zoo in Kristiansand has, among other things, experienced an insane increase and a huge advance sale, says Berge.
– Then it also drips on Kristiansand’s hotels as well, he says.
TV 2 has previously written that Thon Hotell in Lofoten is fully booked for the whole summer.
Otherwise, Dr. Holms Hotel in Geilo is also a classic.
– This hotel is always popular and is fully booked during all public holidays, he says.
We travel where others are
Last year, many wanted to go to Romsdals- or Besseggen, Dronningstien and Preikestolen, which are popular nature destinations.
The hotels were also quickly booked up along the coasts of Sørlandet and Vestlandet, which are associated with summer and sun.
What became the most popular destinations then, will in all probability also be the most popular this year.
– We are greatly affected by what others do. Not necessarily because we want the same thing, but because it increases availability. If everyone posts pictures from Lofoten, we will go there because we know about it, says Kopperstad.
The most accessible destinations are those you have already read about or heard of.
– It was comical when I was in Lofoten last year. Meeting so many
celebrities by chance on a desert island is probably something that will be typical of the summer of 2020 and 2021, says behavioral psychology.
While we could previously travel abroad with a “guarantee” of fine
weather, the Norwegian holiday has probably also made Norwegians more flexible.
– I experience that people are more flexible and travel a little for the
weather. When we plan for Norway holidays, we must take into account the Norwegian climate, says Kopperstad.
NATURE: Tent by Strynevatnet at Mindresunde Camping last year.
Photo: Frode Sunde / TV 2
Has come to stay
world opens up, many will probably return to the habit of spending part of their holiday abroad.
At the same time, the behavioral psychologist believes that these two years have changed us, and that we have probably developed a more positive attitude towards holidays in Norway.
– Before when we thought of holidays, many thought of “the south” or trips abroad. Now Norgesferie has also become normal behavior. I believe that Norway will be a common alternative to where to spend the holidays in the years to come, says Kopperstad.