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Kredittgjeld? This will save you thousands LILLESAND (Dagbladet): "Sorry full." It is the message you get on Tingsaker family camping in Lillesand as soon

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Rejects almost 100 tourists every day
Kredittgjeld? This will save you thousands LILLESAND (Dagbladet): "Sorry full."

It is the message you get on Tingsaker family camping in Lillesand as soon as the clock has passed 11 in the morning.

Every day running a number of norwegians hours to get to the campsite, stand in queue, wait, and then not let in.

It is sad that the people who come the pearls are rejected because it is full, but here starts the queue before at 8, and already at 11 am it is full, " says Espen Sjølund to the Newspaper.

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He is the manager of the campsite which has space for 170 units, and are every day forced to reject almost 100 tourists.

Every day I have to reject between the 60-80 caravans and motorhomes, in addition to the ones that come with the tents, tells Sjølund.

He says that the most ardent tourists staying in the empty parking spaces, to then stand in the queue at the campsite, without getting a place.

FULL: This message is waiting for you usually if you arrive at the campsite after 11. Photo: Lars Eivind Bones / Dagbladet. Show more Has turned off the phone

Tingsaker camping is located not far away from the Zoo at the waterfront in Lillesand, and a popular place for tourists every summer, but this summer, surpassing all things, believes Sjølund.

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He gets hurt of those who travel for many hours each day, to meet a full campground.

- It is almost as you get the urge to open up even a ground, but of smittevernhensyn is not possible, " he says.

the Solution has therefore been to put up a "sorry full" sign as soon as all the spots are taken, but even when he gets peace.

the Phone rings all the time. At times we have had to turn it off because we don't tackle the pressure. It is violent, but very fun and, be chuckling the executive director.

A trade

He says that every morning looks like a barter.

Often travel 10-15 units, also changed those out with some of them in the queue.

Sjøvold are used to cope with a full campsite, and says that it is especially the last summers have been a lot of traffic.

But this year takes the cake. This year is the real Mediterranean ambience in the South of norway. There are many trøndere and vestlendinger taking the tour because it is a few degrees warmer here. It is a huge blow, he continues.

CAMPING: Tingsaker Family camping in Lillesand is currently fullbooka. Photo: Lars Eivind Bones / Dagbladet. Show more sold Out

as soon As prime minister Erna Solberg announced that norway had to stay on summer vacation in Norway in years, began the phone call.

- All the seats were sold out in a week. It did that we in against the summer had to put away all of the reservations, and to advertise just drop in, tells the daily leader.

Usually tend both danes and germans to holiday in Lillesand, but in the years they missed.

Usually we have 15 per cent of the foreigners, but in the years, there have only been a couple of Danish families. There are, however, many danes and germans who have booked cabins in august, he says, and points out that the germans even do not know whether they are coming into the country.

But they bet well on it, " states he.

- All the tourists ask about the same three locations

Sjølund is happy that the government in the year opened for travel to Denmark so that the pressure at the campsite letter something.

- It keeps with the norwegians as it is now, " he adds.

Canceled the Spain-holiday

Per Olav Ødegård and Synnøve Naas is of those who in years had to replace the Spain-holiday with bobilferie on the South coast.

They've vacationed in a motorhome for 20 years, and had all booked tickets to Spain then coronaviruset hit Norway.

They would, however, be on the safe side, and canceled the tickets to the favorite holiday destination Spain already in april.

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In the year was not Spain tempting. Suddenly they change the rules, or the infection blusser up again, " says Odegaard to the Newspaper.

Hijacked the "best" space

The two then no hope, and decided therefore to add the holiday to the South coast.

- It is absolutely gorgeous. We came here last Saturday, but called in first to make sure that there was a free space, " says Naas.

It was luckily, and now they have managed to hijack the "best" space on the campsite in Lillesand, down by the water.

- It is very quiet at the campsite in these days even if it is fullbooka. If you want to have life, you have to make it yourself, les Odegaard.

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It is also not just in Lillesand it is full for the time. Down large parts of the further, it is in the first week of the during the prime holiday season fullbooka campsites, cabins and hotels.

Among them is Oddane Sand camping outside Nevlunghavn in Larvik.

When the Newspaper talked with the manager at the campsite earlier this week, Ole-Øyvind Rønningen, he could report that the campsite was fully booked out July.

- in The last few months we have had a huge interest in the phone, and it is unusual many førstegangscampere, he said.

despite the fact that there are around 1000 guests at the campsite by time stated Rønningen that the people behave well and keep a good distance.

On the hottest days, it is not always easy to follow, but people are generally good at complying with smittevernreglene, end Rønningen.

- Many people ask questions

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