Interest in boating exploded last year after the corona pandemic led to many having to opt for Norwegian holidays both on land and at sea. In Oslo, the queue for berths has doubled.
The Oslo area was a place where it was difficult to get a berth even before the corona pandemic hit. The waiting time among the city’s various boat associations to get a berth was around six years.
After the pandemic, the demand further increased, and now it is up to twelve years, newspaper VG writes.
Chairman of Frognerkilen’s Boating Association, Trond Ramstad, says that the demand for berths has increased in recent years without the number of available berths having increased.
Long waiting time
“Now there are about ten to twelve years of waiting time for a berth among new members,” he said. The same applies to other associations in Oslo.
Demand has also risen sharply in Asker and Bærum.
Most boating associations often have several hundred people on the waiting list that want a berth.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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