The umbrella organization Norwegian Outdoors (Norsk Friluftsliv) has asked the municipalities to facilitate alternative trips so that people with a fear of infection dare to go out.
Stories about the hustle and bustle of popular hiking venues such as Ulriken in Bergen, and Akerselva in Oslo, could lead to fewer people spending time outside in nature at Easter, the organization fears.
“The municipalities should provide clear information, maps and alternative itineraries to their citizens, so that the traffic is spread as much as possible in their own municipality during Easter,” says General- Secretary Lasse Heimdal.
He encourages cooperation with local tourism organizations who know the areas well and hopes that the municipalities also think of people who need a parking space because they are reluctant to travel by public transport.
“Getting out and reducing stress and frequent news updates is important for both the body and the soul,” says Heimdal.
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