Mountain hotels in Norway prepare for grim Easter season

SnowboarderPhoto: Camilla Frølich / NTB

The government’s introduction of a particularly high level of anti-corona measures in Viken made an already difficult situation even more difficult for several hotels.

On Friday, it became clear that the Fyri hotel in Hemsedal would close and not reopen until the summer. 

After the government presented the new measures, Dr. Holm’s hotel in Geilo saw half of the guests cancel arrangements, newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) writes.

“We are not closing for the time being. But as things stand now, it is financial madness to stay open. We have completely hopeless losses,” hotel director Frank Arne Rasmussen said.

Family-owned Storefjell Resort Hotel on Golsfjellet is closed but opens on Maundy Thursday – if they get enough bookings.

“We usually have around 700 guests here at Easter. And we were well on our way (to reach that number) before Viken was closed. We must have 200 for it to make sense to keep it open, but now we are a little below (that figure),” director and co-owner Knut Nibstad noted.

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