The county governor has decided that Scandic cannot charge to let tourists into the North Cape plateau. Norwegian Outdoor Life is ecstatic.
– “This was very important and an important decision for outdoor life in Norway. The Northern Cape Plateau is an outfield, and the surrounding area should be accessible to anyone without high, illegal fees. Fortunately, we have achieved this for now,” says Lasse Heimdal, Secretary General of Norwegian Outdoor Life. to NRK.
The Scandic hotel chain, which manages the vantage point that attracts between 250,000 and 300,000 guests each year, has so far been able to charge NOK 285 per person, who wanted to go to the vantage point. The Northern Cape Plateau is referred to as the northernmost point in Europe.
The hotel chain’s basis for the fee was a permit they received from the municipal council. The county governor in Troms and Finnmark states that the municipality’s investigation has been too poor and therefore revokes now the permit. Thus, it will be free to enter the plateau from now on.
The revocation of the permit comes after the Norwegian Outdoor Life filed a complaint last year.
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